Saturday, April 10, 2010

Just once...

it would be so nice to have something happen the way it's supposed to. With no snafus.

When I was brushing my teeth last night, the temporary "fix" for the root canal came out/off. Whoops! Now I've been through this before. When I was 14, I broke my top two front teeth off even with the gum. It was 4 years before I got root canals and crowns for those teeth. The dentist put this gum-like stuff on the open end of the teeth and it would harden. Eventually it would snap off. And I'd go back and he'd put more of the gum-like stuff over the exposed nerves. For four years. Once the root canals were done, I've always had crowns on those teeth. I've never had the experience of having a root canal with nothing on/over the tooth to protect it. Until now. I called my regular dentist office, but because it was after hours, I got the answering machine. And they have the standard, "if this is a true emergency, call blah, blah, blah" message. Well, I didn't know if it was a "true" emergency. So I didn't call. And it was bugging me. I know the mouth isn't the most sanitary place. And now I've got this open spot going straight up into my sinus cavity. And since my brain function can be questonable at times, why take a chance for some germie to get up there?! Then I'd end up in the loony bin for the rest of my life! It was bugging Debbie too, once I told her about it! And she said she would hound me until I called to see what their recomendation was. So I finally called. His office manager gets to man the emergency phone on the weekends. Poor girl! She said so long as I don't chew/bite on that side and keep it as clean as possible, I will be fine until Monday when I go for my appointment. So that's what I plan on doing. If I start talking to the walls and making funny faces, someone please call the men in the white coats!!

Just once...I'd love for my mouth to do what it's supposed to. Is that too much to ask?!

1 comment:

jeanne said...

rip them all out and the two of us can sit on rocking chairs on the front porch drinking dirty mary's and gumming our food.

Hope it got fixed today.