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Adventures at the dentist.

Written By Heather Clitheroe - August 23, 2014

I had the dubious pleasure of a return visit to the dentist yesterday: a new filling fell out earlier this week, and I had to have it replaced. It was going well — just a little bit of drilling, the dentist said, and then I heard something you never want to hear your dentist say. “Oh, dear.”

Opening up the original filling site to make a better surface for the new revealed a second cavity — one that wasn’t visible before. She started to clean that up, but discovered that it went a lot deeper than anticipated. I’d been going without freezing (I am not really that brave — it was supposed to just be a little bit of drilling) but we had to stop and numb it all up. Ouch!

So now I have a rockstar filling: the white kind, quite a bit bigger than the original, but the tooth is all fixed. Ironically, losing the filling may have saved me from a root canal later on.

Such was my Friday. I bought a lottery ticket, just in case. I mean, it’s not every day you discover that you narrowly escaped the horror of a root canal, right?

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One Comment

  1. kmkat says:

    Technically, we escape the horror of a root canal every day that we don’t have one. Glass half full!

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