Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jaws of Steel

I'm not a real big fan of the dentist. I've been pretty fortunate as I've only suffered with braces and a few fillings... nothing major.

Until about a month ago when my dentist told me that one of my fillings needed to be repaired because it was actually peeling up. I could feel it... have been feeling it for years. I knew something was going on, but his idea of repair was a crown! What the heck is a crown!? I had an idea... but tried to not entertain the thought. For fear it would get worse, I made an appointment to get it fixed. The crown and two fillings removed and replaced with porcelean.

Yesterday was said appointment. The day from hell!

The first series of shots did nothing. Not numb at all. So, he came in with a second series of shots. A little tingley... on my cheek... but my lip was fine and I could still feel my teeth. A third series of shots (and a series is about 4) and he said 'this should do it', did not much more. My lip still isnt tingley. He started to do a 'test' drill. HOLY @#^%!#^$#*!&%#^@$#^%@ I could feel it!!!

So, the fourth series... I got a shot so I could even get a shot! He gave me a shot in my jaw to deaden it so he could give me the mother of all shots. He stabbed me in my jaw here and there and here and there and said "now you've had enough to kill a horse! That should do it!" My lip got fat and my tongue huge.

I think we're ready to go!

Not really. During all three teeth drillings I could feel spots where he'd hit a nerve and dayum it bout sent me through the roof! After he was done and I'd endured the smell of grinding teeth, he said "we need to talk".

One tooth that he'd filled, he decided really needed a crown too because it was going to cause me problems years down the road and considering it takes so much to deaden my mouth, we should do it now! *tears well up in my eyes* and I told him that I hated him. He said "yeah, I get told that a couple times a week".

I went in for two fillings and a crown. I walked out with two crowns and a filling and a very sore jaw!!!


グラント said...

You need to visit my dentist. The last time I got a crown, she pre-numbed the area with some swabs and then told me I might feel a little pinch from the shots. I didn't feel a thing. The only discomfort was from the drill, and that was just the noise, and the fact that they put on Judge Judy for me to watch. Somehow I doubt many people tell my dentist that they hate her.

Bone said...

Ugh. I always have to be deadened several times, too. Apparently, my nerves are very sensitive.

I'm sorry. But at least it's over.

Kerry said...

Artist formally known as Grant: That would be a good idea... to have tv or music to listen to. I doubt I'd watch much because I squeeze my eyes shut to keep from seeing what they are doing, but I'd listen to music or tv to keep from hearing the noises! Next time - not that there will be one.. i'm just sayin' - I'll take my iPod!

Bone: I guess mine are too. I've never had the problem before...except once. That was about 3 years ago. So maybe the older we get the more sensitive we are?

Circe said...

Ker, I cannot believe you had to go through this! I have had root canals, crowns, etc. and have yet to endure any pain! Have you had trouble with getting numb before? Either I'm very lucky or I take to drugs very well. That didn't sound good.....