Friday, February 6, 2009

I chipped a tooth...

It happened the first part of January. I was eating a grilled cheese sandwich made on whole grain bread. It was so delicious, until I bit into one of the whole grains in just the wrong way. Then all the enjoyment of my cheesy delight went right out the window. If you have ever chipped a tooth you may have experienced that gut twisting crack you hear in your head. I'm sure no one else heard it, but it was so loud to me, and instantly my appetite was gone. Then the pain set it. I thought I had seriously damaged something because I couldn't even close my teeth together without it causing major pain. I've always kinda prided myself on my ability to manage pain, but this was not good. So I called the dentist. I was able to get in right away, but we couldn't do any actual work until today...

Today we were just going to drill out the bad parts and make the tooth ready for a cap. Until we got in there..... What the heck is all this? I'm too young for dentures!
Seriously though, those last pictures were staged. I happen to have one of the best dentists in Southwest Iowa and he has a really good sense of humor. When I asked if I could get someone to take a picture for the blog, Dr. Scott was all for it and even helped ham it up a bit for your entertainment. We were able to get the tooth shaved down with no pain, and I have a shiny temporary cap while my permanent cap is being made. (So I don't have to go around with one stubby tooth which would have been kinda funny too.) I go back in two weeks for my real (fake) tooth, lets hope I don't have anymore problems. Oh, I'm happy to report... I was able to eat lunch without worrying about that pesky chunk of tooth popping off while I chew.
Here's to your dental health...
Love, Peace and Teeth.


1 comment:

Greg, Jessy, Grace, Jack, Nora, and Lexi said...

Ok. That is my worst nightmare. Seriously. I have dreams about my teeth falling out. Last year I cracked my front tooth and didn't really think too much of it initially. When I went in for my regular cleaning the dentist said it needed to come out. So I had a root canal and a new(fake) tooth. I called Greg crying my eyes out! I did get a chuckle though, after they made the "stump" I went to the bathroom to wash my face. I smiled at a little girl in the lobby who then ran crying to her Mom. I looked in the mirror and decided I would have done the same thing!