Yesterday my dentist fit me in for an emergency appointment. Last Friday I broke off part of a tooth while munching on some freeze-dried green beans. Trader Joe's freeze-dried green beans, btw, are amazingly tasty and I doubt they would break a normal person's teeth. I am, as we all know, far from normal. And the tooth that broke was one that was already more filling than tooth -- there was a debate before I got the filling whether it would be better to have it capped, but as fillings cost much less, we decided we'd do the filling and hope for the best.
My dentist worked on me for two and a half hours and inflicted some of the worst pain I have ever endured. I have "atypical nerves" and as such it's guess-work as to where anesthesia should be injected. I received the maximum dose allowed and when I could still feel things after the third round, I told her to go ahead and I'd do my best to deal. Over all it wasn't so bad, but there was one particular point on my bad tooth that would spike the pain from a fairly steady 5 or 6 (on a 1-10 scale) right up to 11 or 12 when she did anything to it.
When I went in on Saturday morning to have the sharp part filed down, the other dentist in the practice told me that what had happened was that I'd sheared off the enamel on one of the pointy corners. But yesterday when my dentist was working on the tooth she discovered a fracture line running down the side where the enamel was missing and a bit of decay as well. She removed tooth until she reached solid bone, removed the decay and readied the tooth for a permanent crown and gave me a temporary one until then.
If there's other news, I can't think of what it would be. Other than the Farmington Community Band's 27th Spooktacular concert took place on Sunday. I thought it went very well and I was impressed by the costumes of both the band members and the children in the audience. My favorites were the teenage girl who came as Nyan cat and the band and board member who made a wonderful Mary Poppins.
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