Monday, February 01, 2016

She wears a crown

Being right sucks sometimes.

I was brave and made a dentist appointment.  I figured it was best to get my achy tooth looked at now, before it worsened.  I was right -- cracked!!  The dentist said the tooth appeared to be okay and all it needed was a crown.  They checked with my insurance, gave me the numbers, and said they could put a temporary on that day.  I figured I might as well get it over with since I was there.

So, I let them do their thing.  The whole time I'm laying in that chair, I could hear my Dad's voice saying sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment.  The actual procedure wasn't horrible.  It's not something I'd care to repeat, but I didn't feel much of anything thanks to the Novocaine.  A couple of hours later I walked out of the dentist's office with a weird fake tooth covering my cracked tooth.

Then the Novocaine wore off.

Ouch.  The cracked tooth hurt and was an annoyance.  This temporary crown is ten times worse!!!  I know they did a lot of poking around and drilling (shudder) but this is real pain and is much worse than the original problem!!  It's been hurting almost constantly all weekend.  I haven't been able to eat anything and even talking hurts. I've been popping Motrin or Tylenol around the clock.


It seems a tad bit better this Monday morning, so I'm hoping that's a sign that this tooth is settling down. It isn't a constant pain anymore, but I still can't chew.  It'll be a long 3 weeks before the permanent crown comes in, and lucky me gets to do it all over again!!!

PS:  Today kicks of Thingadailies over at Holidailies!!  When I first saw it, I thought how FUN it would be to write about a thing a day.  I could share stories about my favorite things in my house or things that I use often.  Then I read the fine print and saw it said to make a thing a day and blog about it.  Oh.  Hm.  I'd like to participate but.... Well I just don't have time for that.....    At best, all you'd get from me a pic of whatever goodies I'd bake for the kids after school snack or what I made for dinner!!

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1 comment:

  1. Shudder! I still haven't outgrown my phobia of the dentist!