Tuesday, August 08, 2017

So. That Happened.

I went for my dental procedure today, and... it did not go as anticipated. Mainly because the endodontist apparently, like, 99% of the time ends up pulling teeth with these kinds of infections, so when he came into the room to do the operation that might save my tooth, he forgot that's what he was supposed to be doing and fucking pulled it instead.

Yeah. I kid you not. And, man... It seemed to me what he was doing was weird and not what I was expecting him to do, but I figured he knew what he was doing and there was a reason for it... and the next thing I know, there are pieces of my tooth all over my mouth and I'm trying to process what the hell just happened.

Needless to say, it was pretty freaking upsetting. I mean, there was a really good chance it was going to end up getting pulled anyway, but I was not prepared for it to happen today. I think I started to freak out a little, but then I sort of had to calm down, because I realized the dentist was trying not to freak out, too, and I found myself thinking, "Oh, man, I need to be calm so he can be calm, because he still needs to finish this up." Which was actually pretty useful, because I had to drive for an hour and twenty minutes to get home after that, and I needed to be functional.

Anyway, I guess the bad news is that I now have fewer teeth than I had this morning, which is NOT WHAT I WANTED OR AGREED TO.

The good news is, I saved the $130 he refunded me for the procedure, and I get a free dental implant if I want one. Because he was all, "It's OK! I will fix this! I will give you a new tooth! It will be better than your old one! I WILL MAKE IT RIGHT! Please don't sue me." Well, he didn't say that last part, but I think it was pretty much implied.

And, hey, I guess it could have been worse. At least he pulled the right tooth.

Still. This was not exactly the best day of my life. Send ice cream. Since I think that's one of the things I'm actually able to eat right now.

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    1. Something smooth and creamy, with no hard bits in it. :)

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  2. I found when I had my tooth extracted for a jaw cyst that the following was a good 'food'. Get gerber powdered baby food, bananas (or other liked soft fruit without tiny seeds (aka not strawberries or kiwi)) put in a blender with milk and icecream. Blend and then drink.
    Remember to wash out the socket afterwords with bottled distilled water. [I found city water stung too much]. Keep the bottle at room temperature so it doesn't hurt too much either.

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    1. I have a smoothie recipe I like with yogurt, banana, orange juice, and blended fruit, so I got some stuff last night to make it, but I realized after I got home that I bought mixed berries (which is what I usually use), which does contain strawberries, which do contain seeds, so that's no good. I'm going to go back and get some mango or something instead.

      I'm also planning on eating a lot of room-temperature chocolate Malt-O-Meal.

      And I'm not supposed to rinse the site. He actually put in some bone graft and sewed it up, so there's not an open socket like there was when I had my wisdom teeth out. Which is a mercy. Having to syringe those sockets out for months afterward every time I ate was arguably the worst part of that experience.

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