Yesterday I had some worn places in my teeth filled. The holes were from grinding at night, not from decay. Because they weren’t deep holes, the dentist was able to do one side without┬áNovocaine. It was unpleasant, but not really painful. He did numb the other side, but it was actually the least painful nerve block I’ve ever had! I wish he could have taught the trick to my last dentist. I have had so many painful Novocaine shots it’s unreal.

I didn’t know how necessary the fillings were, but now I’m so glad I had them! My teeth aren’t sensitive anymore. Hooray! He also adjusted my bite perfectly, so I can’t feel the filling at all. He did try to sell me a $300 mouthgaurd, but I demurred and went to Wal-Mart to buy a home kit for $15 instead. On the whole he is a good dentist, and I am pleased.

I was starving after the procedure, but I didn’t want to try to eat anything because I knew I’d chew up my tongue. I tried one of those new smoothies from McDonalds. The idea of getting a $2.50 smoothie there seems a little gross, but they actually weren’t bad and I was able to get some strawberry-banana into my stomach to hold me over until the numbness went away.

When it was first starting to subside, I drank a Diet Coke. The let side of my mouth felt cold, but the right side that was just regaining feeling interpreted the liquid as something hot. Very weird!

I haven’t written anything here in such a long time because

  1. Blogger removed ftp service
  2. It was difficult to create a purple WordPress theme after I installed it.
  3. The interconnectivity of the iPhone means posting images to Facebook and Twitter is quicker and more practical.

But now that there’s a WordPress app for iPhone, maybe I’ll post more?

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  1. Lara
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Adjusted your bite? I’m picturing pullies and vices to do that…

    • Posted August 16, 2010 at 8:34 am | Permalink

      Not exactly. It just means he filed them down so they feel like they’re not there.

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