TOOTH YANKING

Friday morning, I had a tooth pulled because I felt it was the only option I had. Truthfully, if I was a millionaire, I might have tried an expensive implant or other cosmetic surgery to make my bite complete again, but as it is, I could barely afford my portion of the tooth extraction. For…

OPTIONS, BUT NONE OF THEM GREAT

First, the good news: I found a free standing Arby’s in front of the new Target on Westheimer and I had to explain to the guy at Home Depot that I knew the difference between spackle and joint compound. I like going to home improvement stores and showing off. Now onto the other news: I…

QUOTES AND OTHER WUI TALES

Sometimes pain can make me as silly as when I’m on nifty narcotics. Two quotes that popped into my head while I was writing and concentrating on trying to not scream out in pain while waiting to see the dentist: “If I could put it into words, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.” And, trying…

ANOTHER W. U. I.

I have taken a second Tylenol 3 and have decided to blog under the influence. I guess we’ll call it Writing Under the Influence. So much for my tooth pain just being allergies as I’d hoped. My allergies often cause me enough sinus pain that often my teeth hurt, but usually it’s a dull annoying…

MISS MOOD RING FACE

I went in to get my teeth cleaned last Monday. I told them I thought I had a broken tooth. The next thing I know I am getting a root canal. Love those things. I’ve yet to have one go right using the “drill the canal out” procedure. The only one that’s gone right so…

DENTAL RELIEF… Hallelujah, I’m back from the dentist… one filling, one root canal and two crown fittings later. Thank God for insurance and interest free payments, otherwise, I would have had the equivalent of a car payment for a BMW for months. I’m hungry, but still numb, so I’ll wait and then see what I’m…

THROBBING TEETH AND MY NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH ORAJEL My teeth are throbbing. There could be several reasons: a) My sinuses (I’m so congested) are pressing down on the nerves in my mouth. This has happened before — long before my current tooth problems. b) The tooth that’s broken and in need of a root canal…

MORE CROWN NEWS AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE REALLY BAD DAY What a day… First of all, my temporary crown has been bugging me… so I’ve had trouble sleeping because of the pain. Therefore, last night I got about two hour’s worth of sleep. When I woke up this morning, I was really groggy, but…

MY FIRST CROWN OW!!! Well, not enough of an OW to take any major meds, but this very sensitive tooth beneath this temporary crown is driving me NUTS. This morning, I had to be at the dentist at 7:30. AM…just after sunrise. You know, the time when all the vampires are hopping back in their…

A TALE OF BROKEN TEETH I now have a second broken tooth… on the opposite side of the other broken tooth. Part of this tooth broke last night while watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — no chewing involved — and the rest while eating chips & salsa this afternoon. Two crowns will cost $1200….

I FOUND MY CHEEKBONE!! Oh, the excitement! My face is still swollen, but not as bad as it was. I can smile without pain and I have weaned myself off the PPM and resorted to ibuprofen — lots of ibuprofen! So, it’s back to work tomorrow. I think I should be able to talk all…

Greetings from “Toothless.” After I posted yesterday, the numbness of the shots wore off and I dove into the prescribed pain medication (PPM) rather quickly. The part of me that hurts the most is the chipmunk cheek. Last night, after several cold packs, the swelling went down, but this morning, it was rather large again….