Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm feeling sorry for myself, and have been for most of the day. I had a dentist appointment this morning. No, before you even think it, it went really well and no issues. In fact they have a clever distraction system. While waiting in the waiting room one of the assistants came out and handed me a piece of paper and asked me what movie I wanted to watch. They have these movie glasses and headphones you wear while they're doing the work, after the initial weirdness it was actually a pretty neat way to make dental work fly by. I watched "The Notebook", sweet movie.
The "ow" didn't come until later, when all the novocaine ran out. The appointment was to make a crown that has been waiting a year to be done (on my root canal tooth, I've been waiting for my dental insurance to cover a pitiful, but not insignificant, amount of it). He also replaced an old filing with a new invisible white one that happened to be in the same area, so could be done with the same injections. Less injections = a happier me. But I now have a sore jaw from 90 minutes of work, i'm all headachy and my little nub of a tooth and gum is really sore from the prep. But in 2 weeks, i'll have a good as new fake tooth in it's place.
Add to that the fact that I used a new face pack last night as a pamper me thing, and ended up having a reaction and now having some pretty ugly looking burns on my chin, nose and forehead, and i'm feeling sorry for myself.