Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dental Update

(post updated at 8 p.m. pacific time)

Thanks for all your support. Yes, I made it through. They complimented me on what a good patient I was. I said, "Hey I'm numb, let's just get it over with." I did ask for more novocaine 2/3 of the way through. Let's put this into perspective. It was far less painful than childbirth, over in an hour and a half, and less intrusive than a vaginal exam.

I must give credit to my dentist. Dr. Dwayne Elder is a great dentist. He's totally nice. He consistently receives "Best Dentist" awards from our local newspaper surveys.

(Beloved Niece, note this in case you need a new dentist after you MOVE ON SUNDAY!!!) Although if you are going for the totally blond/blue Mormon cute dentist, that would be Dr. Haws. His totally cute son is my secret mom crush in first grade.

I'm doing all this preventative work so I won't feel a tooth crack in my mouth and have to go to the emergency room for painkillers which happened once to my handy husband which he doesn't ever ever ever want to go through again!

And as always I have told/advised/lectured my kids...take care of your teeth.

Have a great evening. I'm going to have a glass of wine (or several) as a pain-forgetter. It doesn't require killing... yet. But I can feel my lips again! Hooray!


Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Oooh, yuck. I had to have an old filling replaced last year, which involved a temporary while a gold one was being made. Very horrible and I hope to never go through that again.

Also, I just realized where you live. I have an aunt (the infamous Crazy Aunt Laura of my blog) not too far away. What a lovely place to live.

smalltownmom said...

Jen -- Only one tooth? Lucky!

Yes, it is a lovely place. I sent you an e-mail. Because I guess I haven't read enough of your old blogs to discover Crazy Aunt Laura. I had a Crazy Aunt Amber.

Vanessa said...

Glad you are hanging in there! The numb lips is the worst!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Feeling in the lips is good!

Anonymous said...

Now that your lips are un-numbed I guess we can't laugh at you should you dribble wine out of your mouth.

Echo said...

I went to the dentist 6 month ago and my mouth still doesn't feel right. I am not looking forward to another visit, but I too am a carrier of old fillings. If it leads to wine though, I may be able to tough it out.

smalltownmom said...

Wine is precious. I don't dribble.