He was a major part of your life; of course you’ll miss him; it’s perfectly normal.
It’s like getting a tooth pulled out;after the dentist pulls it, you’re relieved.
But how many times do you run your tongue over the spot where it once was ?
Probably a hundred times a day. Just because it was hurting you, doesn't mean you don’t notice it.
It leaves a gap, and sometimes you see yourself missing it terribly.
It’s going to take a while, but it always takes some time.
Should you have kept the tooth?
No, because it was causing you pain.
Pulling the tooth was the right decision,
but it’s still going to hurt.