It is exhausting and the heat
certainly doesn't help, P.
Got back from dentist. Boy was THAT an experience! Had part of a filling come out, it was between two teeth in right lower. Well, over the last year have been avoiding
having a crown put on a molar on the opposite (left lower) side. Chicken to have it done; had one 20 years ago, and was not happy time experience! Well, dentist took a look at the one with filling issue, and said "NO problem, we can fix that
easily, ...BUT that back lower left molar that needed the crown LAST YEAR is not looking so sturdy...."
I got really nervous at that point....Uh, oh...
Dentist says: 'The tooth will finally crack through completely - and it may not even cause pain, but the root could die (gads, Doc!) and THEN you'd be looking at a root canal..."
SO - 2.5 hours later, I had the filling on the right fixed and the molar on the left now has a temporary crown ready for the permanent crown next Friday! And
I am down $645.00 (that is after insurance and deductables!!!
I am such a baby when it comes to this pain stuff! He offered NO2 (nitrous oxide gas), before the (6) shots; I certainly said "Yes"!!
I LOVE anesthesia type drugs...I admit it!
Dope me, now! This was first time I'd ever done nitrous oxide like that! That was one crazy
experience, but I did not HURT through the entire thing
Of course my bottom lip felt the size
of bottom lip of the big AA "Bubba Shrimp" guy that Forrest Gump met on the recruit bus in that movie! OMG...I was so NUMB.
The dentist was true to his word: "I'll numb it up really well..."
I was numb for THREE hours! I think he used a whole vial of novocaine...my fingertips got tingly.
and my elbows were heavy.
Well, back next
Friday I go get the permanent crown....I made him promise he could get the permanent crown on before
my job starts on Monday the 10th.
Am exhausted, that was really traumatic, me such a whimp.