I’m in Hell – Oh… It’s Just the Dentist

By Karla Silver | Empower Network

Aug 30

How is it that I don’t absorb anything that could numb my mouth?

(I can hear my friends laughing now at the idea of my mouth being numb.)

POO on you guys!  I can keep my mouth shut… (sometimes)

To tell this story, I have to go back a few months…

About six months ago, I bit down on a radish.  When I bit down, I injured the roof of my mouth behind one of my front teeth.  At the time, I didn’t think anything other than…

radish

“That’s weird!”

I developed a sore on the roof of my mouth, but it went away in a few days.

A few months later, the sore came back, then went away again.

Recently, though, the sore came back AND my front tooth was loose.

That was my cue to go to the dentist and find out what was up.

Well, evidently I BROKE my tooth on that radish six months ago!  Now the tooth has to go and I’m left with choices.

ALL of the choices I hate.

In the meantime, I needed a checkup and cleaning, and today was the day.

Luckily I have great teeth.  I rarely have cavities and today was no exception.  However, the dreaded “deep cleaning” was upon me.  While I was already at the dentist, I agreed to have half of my mouth done.  UGH.

Now comes the weird part.  I rinsed with numbing “stuff,” I received no less than 10 injections, and STILL I could feel every single thing.

The dentist was stumped.

We waited another 10 minutes (maybe my mouth was “slow”)… nothing.

At that point, I’d had enough and said “CLEAN ME!”  After all that, the deep cleaning took a whopping 10 minutes!

I’m sore, woosy and just plain happy that this is over with.

OH, WAIT!  It isn’t over with!  I have to get the other half of my mouth cleaned!  Crap!

So, back to that front tooth…

Here are my choices:

  1. Remove the tooth and have a bridge put in (YUK!)
  2. Remove the tooth and have an implant put in (takes 6+ months!!!)

Both choices SUCK.

Are you serious?  Really? I have to have one of my FRONT TEETH REMOVED?

SERIOUSLY? Because I bit into a RADISH????

Here’s the deal.  While I’m totally freaking out about something I don’t have a choice about (removal of my tooth), I know that I don’t have to go the “how-do-I-say-this-low-class-toothless-no-insurance-no-choice-toothless route.  I know that I won’t ever look like I can’t afford teeth.

But…

OK, I’m really in denial.  How is it, in this day and age that a healthy person that takes care of herself has to lose a FRONT TOOTH because…

SHE BIT INTO A RADISH???

REALLY?

In the meantime, if you are looking for something, there are plenty of links on this page to help you deal with…

WHATEVER COMES YOUR WAY!

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