Ugh. Can you believe? Spur of the moment visit to the dentist turned into a necessary root canal of all things!!! My tooth had been hurting the past couple of days; it wasn't the run of the mill kind of hurt that would go away with flossing or gargling or thoroughly brushing my teeth. It was this teeth-gnashing, irritating OUCHIE, gnawing that was just killing me!
So first thing this morning, I bounded into the dentist's clinic and sat in the chair. And opened my mouth wide. Turns out that this particular tooth was the SAME one that had been bugging me since *2001* (!!!) and that *HAD* been due for a root canal all those years ago!!! Grrrr! But the pain had gone away and of course I avoided a root canal like the sane, logical person I was!
Fast forward to 7 years later and here I am, seated at the same clinic, having the dentist tap at the exact same tooth. Ouch! She scraped the filling and the gross, GAPING and DEEP hole (#($*&(&%*@($) was in my tooth; I could feel it with my tongue!!! Aaaargh! This was soooooo NOT good!!! Anyhoo, after agreeing to have the danged root canal done just to get rid of the infernal toothache, 2 injections of anaesthesia with these foot-long GINORMOUS stainless steel syringes, I was feeling no pain and was falling asleep with my mouth wide open.
Hehehee. The poor dentist was having to instruct me every so often "open wide!" Oh well. At least I got a nap out of the whole exercise. Sigh! I could literally FEEL the dentist SCRUBBING the innards of my tooth canal with these tightly coiled springy things to sterilize and clean the inside. Oooookay. Then she put on some temporary filling to tide me over for a week. With final instructions of NOT chewing on that side for 24 hours, I was done.
On a lighter note, here's an AVP that Japa had made for the Ruby Anniversary. He spent hours poring over photos hunched over his laptop. The result? One of the best videos ever. And that's with NO bias tainting the praise either, lol!
Sit back, relax, grab a cuppa joe. You're going to LOVE this!
***tooth by Jacque Larsen