Thursday, July 9, 2009

Less Teeth, More Pain

I'm sure the Lieutenant on the books is pissed off at me. And I'm willing to bet BG is pissed off at me. The second thursday in a row that I called out from work.

But it was necessary. Went to the dentist this morning and he agreed that the bad tooth had to come out. Problem is: my teeth, even when they are bad, don't want to come out. I thought the dude was going to have to break my jaw to get that sucker out! Holy snap! I won't go into all of the details here. It was an ordeal. $350.00 for a cleaning, several x-rays (including a panaflex of my whole jaw) and the extraction.

By the time I left the whole left side of my head was still numb. I couldn't even put the earbud of my mp3 player back in because I couldn't feel my ear. They gave me something codeine based for the pain. And when the novocaine started wearing off, I started taking it. I have been fuzzy headed and in slight pain all night.

But it's getting better. And the pain pills are killing my typing skills. There's an exercise in "ll's" for you.

At any rate, I'm going to need alot more painful and expensive work done on my teeth. Snappy. But for the moment, this is driving me crazy and I'm going to bed.

Be careful out there.


  1. Yeah, unfortunately we inherited bad teeth on both sides. My dentist is always adding to the list of things he wants to do to me.

    I don't think any of our living relatives over 40 have all their teeth.

  2. Just to show you how hardcore I am.....I had all four wisdom teeth pulled when I was hugely pregnant. I came home, slept it off, and ate dinner. Screw that soup business...hee hee.

    Unrelated, Vicodin always makes me chatty - which makes for great blogging.

  3. The roots of my teeth are like claws.

    I remember in 1982 it took 14 shots and the dentist with his knee on my knee for leverage.

    It cost me a whole $35 bucks and his office was in a garage apartment in Baton Rouge.

    From there it was straight to the club where I was working and a whole night of Vodka shots.

    Hope you fell better today!

  4. Anon- Right now I am looking at having the rest of the uppers pulled and a complete upper denture and a partial lower. NAsty nasty owie poop.

    Amy and Tango- I'm not buying either one of your stories, I'm afraid.

  5. I'll ride with you, rev. I'm a total wimp when it comes to my teeth. Load me up with drugs and let me sleep it off!! Wine and Vicodin go VERY well together.

  6. dear copper(just cause i like it),

    hope you feel better soon. found you through "that guy who writes". :)

  7. Peggy Sue- If I ever get attacked by a dentist at work, I'm doomed. I'll bring the wine, you bring the vicodin.

    Mouthy Irish Woman- At least you didn't call me "flatfoot".

  8. in addition to NOT calling you a flat foot? i would also like it noted that i DID NOT make a comparision to having your teeth pulled out vs. me shooting a human being out of my wear-with-all.

  9. Mouthy Irish Woman- I appreciate your considerable restraint. And I myself would not even pretend to make such a comparison. I have no point of reference. It hurts alot, but I've had worse. I'm just a weenie when it comes to the dentist.