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Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008, 08:50 am
boo. BOO!

so, i'm having a sudden, brief flash of total anxiety about losing my tooth.

on friday at noon i'll be at my dentist office having oral surgery to remove my entire front tooth, including the root (which in x-rays have looked massively deep).

last week i went in and had silicone molds made of my teeth so they can make a fake tooth that i can put into the gap with some sort of suction cup so that should be okay. but it's only now that i'm starting to realize that it's not quite going to be as smooth sailings as i'd imagined, because i keep having things dawn on me.

like: how exactly do you remove a tooth + root? i mean, you have to unwedge it somehow... no? or does it mainly involve a crazy amount of drilling? anyone had this done on a front tooth?

i also realize there are a number of things related to the fake tooth that didn't occur to me previously. for instance:

i probably can't put ít in until the sore area where my tooth has been has healed a bit, right? i mean, there will be stitches. UGH. so, what can i eat? HOW do i eat? i mean, a fake tooth would push against the sore area, and without the fake tooth... and, like, ow?

also, i'm thinking i probably can't sleep with the fake tooth still in? i mean, if it lost its' grip, i could potentially swallow it in my sleep and that would probably not be so good.. heh.

which means i might have to be toothless every damn morning, stuck in the bathroom trying to get my fake tooth to stick to my gums? BOO! (and poor marp, hahaha! waking up to my gap every morning)

i wonder if i'll drool every night. i wonder if i'll get that look seriously old people get when they haven't put in their teeth where my lip kind of looks funky where the tooth isn't.

i'm also paranoid that the fake tooth won't stick as well as my dentist claims, or the healing will take longer than expected and make the tooth uncomfortable so that i will have to go to work WITHOUT A TOOTH!

seriously, being at work without a tooth = NOOOOO!

okay, writing about it made me feel slightly calmer, hahaha. i'll try working a bit now. cin cin!

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)

I guess they use string and a slamming door? ;)

Everything will be fine pum'kin. Call if you need anything.

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)

Oh, I hate having dental work done, and can completely relate. Sending hugs and good vibes and wishes your way!

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)

Jeg må tilstå at jeg ikke leser disse postene fordi jeg blir typ en BALL AV ANGST, hahahaha, men jeg sympatiserer noe HELT ENORMT og håper alt bare fikser seg magisk. :/

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)

I haven't had a front tooth removed.. but I had some side ones when I got braces.. they didn't drill or anything.. just got a pair of pliers and yanked it back and forth til it came loose..

good luck with it all *huge hugs*

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)

i can't ease your paranoia about the front tooth aspect, though i'd hope that they tend to have some way of managing it.

i can say that when i got my lower molar extracted (next to last tooth in the back), i was amazed at how little the procedure itself hurt. they gave me plenty of novacaine and i literally asked "was that it?" when they were done because i couldn't believe how easy it was. i had some pain for a week or so, mostly in the beginning, but i've got a low pain tolerance and it was still bearable with pain killers.

good luck tomorrow!