Wednesday, April 15, 2009

No crown for me . . .

My temporary crown fell off last night, so I'm not eating, drinking, or relaxing! Instead, I'm off to wait in my dentist's chair 'til he has time to sneak in a repair between all his morning bookings. Please, please, please let it be an easy fix. Even better if there's no freezing required. Or if any freezing is worn off by the time I'm scheduled to enjoy a late afternoon lunch and beers with a few colleagues -- I've really been looking forward to that.
Wish me luck. . .

ADDED WEDNESDAY EVENING: Thanks Pseu, Jillian, Duchesse, and Imogen for the sympathy and encouragement. The temporary is back on -- not one of the pleasanter experiences I've had, since the tooth was quite sensitive and so pulling off the cement was uncomfortable. Even worse, as soon as the crown was back cemented in place and I bit down, I knew the bit was off. That meant quite a bit of drilling and then bite-testing, none of which was nice. I really like to be a trooper in the dental chair, and instead I felt as if I verged on being a baby. Still, it's over for now -- I go back next week to have the real thing put on -- and I hoisted a few mugs of pale ale this afternoon to reward myself for enduring. And now I'm going to go find out what's up on that island -- Lost is on!

11 comments:

  1. Good luck!!! Last time I had a crown I didn't need the novocaine at all. Tell them to try without first and see how you do.

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  2. Oh no, that sounds dreadful. Fingers crossed!

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  3. You are there as I write so I am sending all wishes for a smooth, effective new coronation.

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  4. By the time you read this it will all be over. Hope it wasn't too painful!

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  5. I am happy you are all through it. And, please, when Lost is over would you explain to me what the hell is going on. I am growing ever more confused.;-) Take good care of you.xo

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  6. Hello Mater - I really feel for you! I had two crowns put in in Germany 20 years ago and I still think the experience was more painful that 2 bouts of childbirth put together! Hope you are feeling a bit better. Patricia

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  7. I haven;t been to a dentists in three years....terrified of what's going on in there.

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  8. LBR: Ah, Lost! there are no explanations that would suffice; there is only surrender to the narrative, really . . .
    Patricia: actually, the crown prep wasn't bad, but I didn't like yesterday's few minutes much at all. With me, it's more the horror of what might happen next than the actual pain/discomfort I'm experiencing.
    Thom: Uh-oh!

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  9. Oh I'm sorry about your tooth! I hate crowns! Do you know that if your temp falls out again, they have some glue at the drugstore meant just for the purpose! Keep some on hand in case one of your permanents cracks or loosens. I know all about that darned 'bite testing' on that yucky paper.

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  10. Karen: Good to know! And yes, you're right, I do not love the bite paper -- somehow I never seem to do a good job with it and have to come back the next day to get the bite adjusted. Ah well, I try to remember how lucky I am -- back in the day (pre modern dentistry, that is), I would have been practically toothless by now!

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  11. Mater: I know, imagine the days before modern dentisty. You could literally die of a toothache or inflamed root or gum disease!

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