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Today was a day that centered around today's dental procedure.

Much fun was had by all.

The back story:
I clonked my eye tooth on the bottom of a pool when I was seventeen years old while on a family vacation. It hurt like hell for many days, my lip was a little purple, but I didn't think much of it... until it was still painful a month later, and the slightest pressure on my upper jaw made me scream in pain. ag-guys.com

A quick exam at the dentist revealed that my tooth had abscessed, and a root canal was necessary to salvage the tooth. To make a long story short, it was definitely not a pleasant experience. I think I'm blocking it from memory, because I don't remember a lot about it.

Fast forward to ten years later. My current dentist tells me that I need to get a crown put on said tooth to prevent it from becoming brittle and eventually falling out. It was visibly darker than the rest of my teeth, which was a bit worrysome.

Today was the first appointment in the process of getting the crown done. I went in with high hopes, thinking it wouldn't be so bad. Hooo boy, was this a bucket load more of fun than the last visit! Little did I know that the porcelain crown involved removing a lot of the original tooth... is "grinding away" a proper term for this? I hate that they call the remaining bit "the stump", but I guess you call it like it is.

Right now, I have a freaky looking temporary crown on "the stump". I hafta go to the lab in a few days so they can match my crown to my teeth, and I hopefully get the permanent crown put on in about two weeks from now.

My mouth has been pretty painful all day, I've been quite grumpy. Apologies to Kev for my bitchiness earlier. ^_^;;

Not-so-interesting tidbit: today's soft diet made my tummy sloshy. Weeee! No chewy foods for me for a coupla weeks... I guess the turkey jerky and gummi bears have to wait.

comments

mmmr! i *so* feel your pain, dude. i wonder why evolution made teeth so freaking *sensitive*.

i remember being a terrible ass the day i got my wisdom teeth pulled.

drugs. drugs are you friends. ;)

transmitted by eric on March 11, 2003 12:20 AM

*your.

transmitted by eric on March 11, 2003 12:20 AM
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