Tuesday, February 28, 2006

SO MUCH FOR MARDI GRAS!

Ow! Ow! OH DEAR GOD OW!

As if my sensitive teeth didn’t make me suffer enough back in December! One of my fillings fell out in January, got redone, and just happened to fall out yet again this past weekend! UGH! NOT AGAIN I THOUGHT! NOT FREAKIN’ AGAIN!

In order to avoid strangling my regular dentist, I decided to do some research and go to a brand new dentist that was competent and covered by my insurance. Oh I found him all right, and today’s three and a half hours in that office was about as enjoyable as open heart surgery, and not just the physical experience, but I had a lot more to pay out of my own pocket than usual. Thanks insurance for almost nothing!

My God this doc is good. Phenomenally good, and oh so thorough and a perfectionist. My mouth has not been that agape and hideously opened, prodded, and abused in my entire life! I had X-rays taken, pictures, air blown, a small camera inserted, my gum topically numbed, two injections of Novocain sickeningly jabbed into my piehole, my tooth redrilled, my gum pulled down, my tooth then rebuffed, cleaned, scraped, cured, refilled, then polished! He took quite a few breaks in between to tend to his other patients and let my jaw rest I’m sure during all of this. JAYSUS CHRIST.

He identified a number of other problems I supposedly have to take care of, but I don’t even wanna hear it or think about it, my main goal was to get this filling redone right. He made my teeth sound like a disaster, and I was wondering if it wasn’t his excited joy of bilking my insurance co.

I’m so sore, and oh how my jaw is throbbing. I have to put this all into perspective, it could be worse, it could be so much worse…

Time for Advil.

7 comments:

G-Man said...

Holy shit dude..That really sucks! I feel for you though, man...I had two root canals done last year, and then two crowns and all that good stuff.

It sucks ass.

Load up on the advil and the porn.

Bill German said...

Sometimes sensitive teeth is caused by too much calcium. So if your popping those tums at 3am after a night of boozing with the chicks. It could be the tums.

Bill German said...

I just finished watching Sean Penn in "I am Sam" and it made me cry several times and I never cry during movies. This movie blew me away. A++++. It also made me think about his brother. Have you seen it? If so did you like it?

Mario said...

you get better soon. tooth ache is one of the worst...

I liked I am Sam. Sean Penn was excellent in that movie (the beatles covers were mostly cool, especially Rufus Wainwright's). The story is a bit weird, though. the whole trial thing and Michelle Pfeiffer's character were a bit unnecessary, pointless... I would have preferred a story showing the transition from being a father to having to let somebody else help him with raising the kid. But, you know, I guess they wanted to be more dramatic.

Todd said...

Dentists make me cringe with fear, so I'm impressed that you survived your ordeal without some major valium! You totally have my sympathy.

Marko said...

Ugggh, I hate dentisits. I just had a similar experiance with 2 teeth that had to be pulled a month ago. Thank god for Darvaset!

Bill German said...

Can I drill you?