Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Read My Blog....

I honestly had other plans for my post today. However, I have an abscessed tooth that is killing me. I called the dentist on Friday and he sent me antibiotics (which I've taken religiously all weekend) and I go in tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM. I cannot begin to tell you how I am so not looking forward to it. But, my tooth is far too painful this time to try and get out of this visit.

Well, I started feeling better a few hours ago which means the medication must be working. Normally, this is the point when I would try to weasel out of the appointment in the morning, but I'm experienced enough to know better than to try this time.

The fact is, my teeth and I are dangerously close to parting ways. You see, I'm a a teeth gnasher. A grinder. I suffer from severe sleep bruxism, which means I don't grind during my waking hours... only in my sleep. Very much the same as Mr. Snoots being a Midnight Rambler. Neither of us knows that we're doing what we do because we are, well... asleep!




As a result of this I have thus far lost a total of 3 teeth, two of which were glued into place by the dentist, which I'm truly grateful for. Unfortunately, I remember him telling me the last time that I can't lose any more, which is why I had to have the nightmarish root canal during which I discovered I am claustrophobic. It was not a pleasant experience by any means. It was truly horrifying. I'm really  freaking out now but know I can't back out this time.



Stay tuned to see if I get to have another thrilling root canal or if they just yank all those suckers out and slap some choppers between my lips. I might die if that happens...



And, on top of all this I decided to trim my hair today and got a bit carried away. It looks absolutely horrible! I don't know what I was thinking and now I have to live with it like this. Ugh! So, has anyone ever gotten hair extensions? Hmmm?

9 comments:

Flea said...

Bump-Its. Getcher self some Bump-Its.

You can seriously lose teeth by being a night time grinder? I had no idea. And you can't use a night guard? Have fun in the morning.

Heather said...

Night guards make me claustrophobic, but I'm a loon—especially when it come to the dentist.

I am a huge ANTI-DENTITE! So please understand if I can't read your future post about your visit. Unless it was exceptionally easy. Give me a sign in the headline, please?

Sjn said...

Love the pics in your post! Good finds!

Snooty Primadona said...

You know, it's funny because I've gone through countless night guards over the years. If I didn't unconsciously spew them out at night, I ground through them like King Kong. The last few years I haven't been able to wear them because they irritate my gums every single time, no matter what new twist they try @ the dentist's. They've never been up against the likes of my subconscious mind...

Daryl said...

I too grind my teeth in my sleep .. and I am working my way through a very expensive bridge so I asked what I could do aside from not sleeping.. I got a night guard which is like a bite plate and it keeps me from grinding gnashing AND from the neck/head ache that I used to wake with.

As for your hair .. thankfully it will grow

Staci said...

Somebody once told me that "your hair is the only self-correcting thing on your body". After some of the haircuts I've had, I believe it!

Hope the dentist was better to you than expected.

Adelaide said...

Honey, I couldn't agree more, especially the part about the hair. When I get my hair done I feel the SAME way.

imom said...

Nope, no way, no how... I cannot think about teeth and the dentist!

Good luck.

*shivers*

Katterine | abscessing teeth solutions said...

Hi, Hope your dentist visit went well. I was just reading about this guy in Florida who had an abscess and is losing all his teeth, getting dentures. There is help out there for you to stop losing your teeth. Ask a dentist, and ask another!

 

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