dr. teeth

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.

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 K 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.

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2 thoughts on “dr. teeth”

  1. 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. 😉

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