Sunday, March 25, 2007

Dental Damn

"Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth. " -- Joseph Barbera

Remember that list I made last week? Of the things that were indicating how effing old I am? Well, add this one:
4. Today, part of my tooth fell out.

Okay, maybe it was an old filling (which isn't a bad thing, since the Lyme-Nuts are telling me I need to take out all amalgam fillings). Or maybe it was part filling, part tooth. Or maybe I'm turning into a toothless crone before your very eyes. No matter how you look at it, it sucks.

However, at least I am reasonably sure it won't get infected. (A little I've-been-on-antibiotics-for-months humor, there.)




14 comments:

Kathy Merrick said...

Oh, lovey, I've just tried blacking out teeth on all the photos of you I could find.
You're still fairly cute.
Mwah.

Liz K. said...

I don't know what's funnier -- that this was posted on the day where GWB has exactly 666 days left in his term, or that your labels are "cranky" and "narcissism."

In a year that I have suddenly started going seriously gray, I also found myself in serious need of dental attention. The word "crown" has been thrown about.

We're just a couple of decrepit bags, eh?

Carol said...

I lerrrrve you guys.

(Unless that's just the gaping hole in my jaw talking.)

Mel said...

And I was just thinking about how I need to make dental appointments for David & myself (been waiting to get him added onto my dental insurance). Fortunately, I've not had any parts of my mouth fall out recently, but I have a suspicion that some small fillings may be necessary.

Rabbitch said...

Um, I just had two (more) crowns and a root canal on the upper left side of my mouth. Waiting for more $ so I can get the broken tooth on the lower right side done.

Does it make you feel better to know I'm more decrepit? Or is this just one-down-manship again?

I'm betting yer still cute.

Michelene said...

Ever since I wrecked my bike(at age 10)and broke pieces off my top three permanent teeth, I've had a recurring nightmare--I brush my teeth and they come out in chunks. Or I'm chewing gum and the chunks become embedded and the dentist says he has to pull everything (gum is basically forbidden in my house). I wake up in a cold sweat every time this happens.
If you want your children to support you in your toothless old age, encourage them to go into orthodontics.

Bridget said...

Poor Carol! At least now you can probably whistle better, no??

mindy said...

Ouchie. What I'm wondering about, since my daughter hasn't passed her quarter yet, is what happened to the missing piece? Sorry...

Carol said...

Mindy, you know I wondered about that too. But I am choosing not to think about it any more. My oldest kid lost a tooth while eating Domino's pizza and although Tom and I practically vomited once we realized that he must have just eaten a huge piece of crust with a tooth in it, J. was unfazed. (This is especially ironic, since the child is a picky eater. He won't eat, say, macaroni & cheese, or a nice PB&J, but he has no problem consuming his own tooth.)

Michelene, I have the same dreams. I asked my dentist about it once and he said a lot of people mention those dreams to him. His theory is it's a generic fear of aging. He doesn't think it correlates to the condition of your teeth, although given what just happend to me, maybe he's wrong...

Bridget, there is a my husband's happy/blow job joke in there somewhere, but I ain't the one to make it.

Barb B. said...

Does you husband's happy job also include the 3 ft. tall and flat head?
I was in a car accident about 10 years ago and got smacked in the face with the car safety kit (always seemed the height of irony to me) Ever since, when I least expect it, a chunk breaks off one of those teeth. Creepy.
I have this feeling that your luck is about to turn around, lyme is going away, sun is shining, etc etc. Hope I'm right.
Barb B.

Kathryn said...

Crippity crap! I'm never a fan of dental visits. Good luck with that.

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With attention to #14?
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Anonymous said...

You mean the wedding chuppah that gets attacked by Audrey II while climbing the beanstalk?

Carrie said...

Oh, I so feel your pain! I had part of a tooth break, and I went to the dentist, confessed that I was chewing on a sucker, and he said, "No, that wouldn't do it. The tooth is just old." Phew! Just the tooth! That's a relief...