Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Sun Does Shine!

I woke early and saw the light peeking through the curtains. What is this light my eyes behold? The sun!! The song lyrics 'it's a beautiful morning, I think I'll go outside for awhile ........ and just smile' are running through my mind as I sip my scalding hot coffee.


It will have to wait until I get back from the dentist. Not me this time. Love of my life has to have two teeth extracted. We both made the mistake of seeking dental care locally when we first got dental insurance. We both had root canals and crowns at the hands of the local dentist. After a whole 10 months of pain I finally had to have the tooth removed. It was a traumatic event for me with only Novocaine to numb my jaw. He yanked and pulled and twisted and finally broke the crown off, then had trouble getting a good grip on the remaining tooth. I was gripping the chair with every fiber of my being and the next day even my butt muscles hurt. Not to mention the gaping hole in my mouth.


Today I will drive my mildly sedated husband to our new dentist to have the broken tooth and the tooth crowned by local dentist extracted. This is the same man that had his wisdom teeth extracted with nothing more than Novocaine. Afterwards he went back to work. But today he will go in a fine drug induced haze and be escorted by me. Did I tell you I love my new dentist?


I am off now to act as chauffeur. Not before I watched the footage of the car trapped in the bumper of the semi on the Today show. Great ......... I am getting on the interstate now. The one with all the heavy truck traffic ..........

13 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Hope all goes well...at the dentist and on the road.

Whitney Lee said...

What a loving wife. I'm certain he'd return the favor! After that sort of ordeal I'm surprised you'd seek dental treatment in any form. Your description brought to mind the scene from 'Castaway' where Tom Hanks removes his tooth with the ice skate. It sounds pretty similar.

Hope you travel safely!

Amy said...

Ouch! A dentist visit never is fun! I think even a cleaning can leave a sore mouth!

BTW, I found you on Mamma's blog.

Happy Spring!

Brian Miller said...

uggh..not the dentist...shivers...

Alix said...

And the worst part is what you paid that local dentist (endodontist?) for the work you now are yanking out.

My brother in law is a dentist, and a very fine one. Wish you lived closer. You'd still have those teeth and I could have gotten you a discount.

Well... at least the sun is shining.

The Good Cook said...

I hate BAD dentists - you know, the ones who think they can do it all.

Give me some sweet air and a specialist and I'll open wide.

You are good wife for finding and taking hubby to a new dentist!

Rae said...

You are making me cringe with fear just reading about dental visits. I have a horrible dental phobia. Hope all goes well today.

Sunny said...

Oh how I dislike going to the dentist! Just reading your blog brought back horrible childhood memories.
Hope your day goes well.
Sunny :)

Mamma has spoken said...

WOW hearing your story about teeth removal made me cringe. I now want to go and hug my dentist who I adore. That and he has massage chairs and headphones. I've been known to fall asleep while he has worked on my teeth. I know, sounds weird but he is that great.

Jo said...

Ouch...! I felt your pain just reading this. I hate dentists (and I actually dated a dentist once...) *heh* But sitting in a dental chair? Ouch...!

houndstooth said...

Yeeouch! I'm glad you found a new dentist!

Cathy said...

Dentist dislike here too - can't think of anything worse

luksky said...

ewww...I could hardly read your post!! The dentist is my biggest fear alongside deep water.