I have recently been in severe (jaw aching) dental pain for 11 days before the offending tooth was extracted.
My observations as follows:
We tend to be able to fend off pain by telling ourselves it doesn't exist and attempting to ignore it in that way. This actually works, for awhile. LOLOL
However, at the end of the day when you are still in pain and you are tired of trying to block it out with your mind, it starts hurting like hell.
My point is, when you've quit, and you reach that month point and feel fully successful (out of pain) and then that pain unexpectedly comes back at you in no mans land,
YOU CAN TURN IT OFF WITH SELF TALK and the other tools you've learned to stay quit with.
YOU CAN NOT TURN OFF DENTAL PAIN!
Smoking is always a choice. You've proven it by getting to the point you are in your quit.
Keep Unchoosing it!