It all caught up with me. Chomping on ribs, corn on the cob, eating Butterfingers candy bars and beef jerky is all allowed and most pleasant while engaged. I have been doing some of this for years and I highly recommend it. However, I had to pay the piper today on a tooth that I got at least 60 years out of. It is now gone and forgotten and I erected something in its place..
CROWN OF THANKS
There is now a crown, a monument to the tooth that was. That tooth and me went through life together. It stood up to everything I threw against it never complaining except one time which caused me to get it filled. Since then, it has performed well. I thank it and bid it good-bye...Journey well
Now, I have a $600 dollar souvenir in my mouth that should get me to the finish line. I still get to eat, but have to practice flossing and brushing and of course not push my teeth to the limit.
LOVE-HATE and GET ME OUTTA HERE
I had mixed feelings while laying there in the dentist chair. I didn't want to be there but I knew I must be here. You have to go in and get this done like it or not. If you think about it too much, you double the torture. Putting it off is like the Chinese water torture
SHOOT ME... PLEASE
They have gel that numbs the outside of the gum area which helps prepare for the needle that follows to numb the inside area. I wont go into graphic description of this needle which could make you confess to anything if used improperly. My dentist has a joke about how he thinks he can get this done without giving you a shot. He loves it when you beg to disagree...
DONT' MAKE ME LAUGH CHOKE
My dentist has gotten better in that he doesn't ask open end questions while in my mouth. I don't mind him talking as long as he does expect me to answer. I risk choking and of course staying there longer, so I grunt and nod a lot. He told a joke today and he knows to pull out of my mouth in case I want to laugh. His timing is precise
It's over...I get to go back out there and chomp, bite, and eat another day without pain or consequences..