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The Tale of the Tooth

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two weeks ago I snatched a mini 3 Musketeers bar from my freezer, popped it in my mouth, and fractured my canine tooth. It can't be capped, crowned, glued, bridged, or fused. It's just like Humpty Dumpty after the fall. I called my former dentist on his emergency number at 7:30 the night it happened (note I said former!). When I told him what happened, his exact quote was "well, Sherry, the office is closed. Just what is it you want me to do?". I'll not repeat here what I wanted him to do with himself at that minute. So I saw the new guy yesterday who confirmed it's destroyed and also now infected. I'm on antibiotics and pain meds, and go in on Friday for the removal and bone graft needed in preparation for an implant later on.

Over the years I've used my teeth for many things besides chewing. I've opened bags, bitten fingernails, broken threads, etc. Who knew that my teeth weren't indestructible? Or maybe my teeth are as tired as I am - lol.

To end this tired story about my tired teeth, I'll include freshly snapped pics of my tired dogs -

Maybe it's something in the air making us all so tired....
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    Well Sherry i really hated to read your blog for i can not image the pain you are going thru but i over the years have learned that teeth are valueable more than one can image till you really need them than it is tooo late. But i did enjoy your photo's of your fur babies again
    3436 days ago
    Nightmare. I hate anything to do with dentists and this sounds like a really icky case.

    I'm with the dogs. Is there room for me somewhere on that futon? LOL.
    3440 days ago
    I had the same problem, only I had more than 1 that were unrepairable. I opted to get
    dentures 7 months ago and haven't looked back. I hope your new dentist can find some
    way to help you. It was obvious the old dentist wasn't too comforting. Take care-hugs!
    3442 days ago
    Sherry, I am so sorry you are still having problems with that dang tooth and now the expense of treatment for it. Sure don't blame you for getting another dentist, I would also like to have a few words with your "former" dentist! Hope all goes well with it.

    Now as for you and your household being tired!!!!!! Those are priceless pictures of the pups. Now my Sophie looks like she is wrinkling up that beautiful forehead of hers, just what does she have on her mind????!!!! Cocoa and Nash are just adorable laying end to end on the couch!!! I see Soph needs her own place to relax!!!!! Maybe it is something in the air making you all tired, however, I don't know what the dogs excuses are but
    you have a lot going on in addition to your pain!!!!

    Thanks for the pictures, you know I love seeing the gang!!!! Good luck with the tooth!!!! Oh yes, I've also always used my teeth for things in addition to chewing. Guess I'd better be careful!
    3442 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/18/2011 3:20:57 PM
    I'm really sorry about your tooth!!! How awful!! I have amouth full of holes where I've had a broken tooth and then wimped out and had it pulled instead of fixed! (Couldn't have afforded it anyway ...hehe) Don't know about the tired, but your doggies look totally normal to my eyes!! emoticon At least compared to mine! emoticon
    3442 days ago
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    Oh, what an ordeal with your tooth! Sorry to hear that. Your old dentist sounds like a winner.

    Your pups look so peaceful, lol.
    3442 days ago
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