the continuing quest for toothal health

Step one of the tooth implant process complete!

It looks rather like I have a large and interesting piercing between the lower left 6 and 8. I’ve tried to photograph it, but have been spectacularly unsuccessful so far, I think I may co-opt Don into assisting, because I know that you all are dying to see the inside of my mouth.

Now the anesthetic (four needles worth) is wearing off a little and things are becoming somewhat ouchy.

I’m still numb enough to need to drink through a straw. And I am avoiding all mirrors, what with the drooling and swelling.

In 4-5 months, I’ll have a lovely faux tooth screwed onto the post (and be handing over another $3K to the dentist).

wow, this really is quite painful


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