Dental Work for the Win

Today is when I finally get all my teeth fixed up so I won’t have any issues through the end of chemo treatments…or so I thought. Upon arrival I was told multiple times that I had so much work to be done, it couldn’t be completed in one day. At the very least they have a company policy of only working on one side on the mouth at a time. Evidently, if you numb both sides of your lower jaw it becomes super easy to chomp large holes out of your tongue.

So the teeth rebuilding is more important, the left side is first, shot me in the top and bottom, the entire bottom left quarter of my face is completely numb. They gave me huge glasses too, not sure why, but if they gave them I’m taking them. My dentist has all the gadgets, he works fairly quickly, but I wouldn’t know, cause I fell asleep during the entire middle of it.

Quite unfortunately, I actually started choking on some errant water the assistant was spraying. So I choked myself awake right as the dentist was trying to seat the cap. He was gracious enough to give me minute, then let me know that this was a crucial point at which to hold still. Through everything he was efficient and precise. All the work he did has been thoroughly tested and fits perfectly.

I have to go back in another 3 weeks for the other half, until then at least I can use half a mouth.

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