Tuesday, January 13, 2009

three fillings

It seems I have a strange condition, whereby anaesthetic refuses to work on me fully. Thankfully Dr Drill is a soft spoken, gentle-dentist, who obligedme with twoextra injections, the second of which may have penetrated my skull. Finally, a result. Iwouldn't mind thesensation if I was guarantedd it would stay at that level. But my fear of the drill suddenly bashing through the tooth into nerve is too strong to find out.

I don't know why, it's been happening some years now - a friend told me women respond differently to drugs after childbirth. I must rush out and see if my heroin tolerance has changed too...

So now I'm gently sucking a white roll to a pulp so I don't have to chew it, and waiting for the sensation, to return, bringing bruised gum pain in its wake.

My teeth aren't meant to be still decaying in my thirties! It's a gyp.

UPDATE: the anaesthetic's wearing off. Motherfucking ow!

FURTHER UPDATE: When the anaesthetic wore of, it felt like my teeth were shoving together as hard as possible, and down into my gum, which was throbbing and sore. Two arnica 30s later, the pain was nothing more than a slight feeling of pressure, and today it's fine, despite the dentist telling me expect it to hurt for 2-3 days. This placebo homoeopathy thing I've got going on here is great! I'm magic, me!

10 comments:

PĂ©itseoga said...

...have you ever had the needle from the anaesthetic hit a nerve?

jothemama said...

Oh Jesus! I never thought of that. Vomit!

It may be that the dentist is trying so hard to avoid that possibility that he doesn'tdope me up enough.

The horror. Who'd be a dentist, seriously. I couldn't earn my money that way.

Mick said...

I have some students who are dentists. It's really uncomfortable trying to talk to them and covering my teeth with my lips at the same time.
I look like I've just escaped from somewhere...

I'd even rather be a gynaecologist and that's saying something!

Saying that, it's probably similar but without the teeth.

jothemama said...

You don't sound very convinced though. There really are no teeth.

Hi Mick ;)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Ye've never been intimate with a Limerick woman I bet....

(Horrible horrible profession desntistry)

jothemama said...

Xbox! Icky and racist!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

You're assuming that I meant it disparagingly.

Mick said...

Derogative or not, I've never had the joy of being with a Limerick woman. Don't think I've even met one.

Teeth or no teeth.

;-)

Holemaster said...

Not sure why anyone would want to be a dentist.

morgor said...

maybe cos they're a sadist/pervert?

although, they do make good cash...