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!