May 16, 2007

The DDS Blues

Went to the Dentist again today, for PART II of my drilling & filling. I just don't get it. Over the past 2 years I've been brushing every night (doing so along with Matthew keeps me in the habit) AND paying extra for the 6-month fluoride treatments, and STILL I get cavities.

This morning, same routine: Novocaine shot in the jaw, and they start drilling. There's that weird vibration from the drill. You know, the one that tells you "This would probably hurt like a MoFo if you didn't have the shot." And then the little bit of cold sensation from the air... wait a minute.. AAAAAAAAAAAAOOW! Not Numb!

Luckily my dentist is a perceptive guy, and he caught the gist of my pantomime, between the sudden grunt and my sudden death grip on the armrests. Another shot and 5 minutes later and I was all right. In and out in 30 minutes.

Now my only problem is that the right side of my face is slipping off my skull, and I'm drooling like Pavlov's Dog during a fire drill. Eating lunch should be entertaining.

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