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Today I had a broken eye tooth, (bottom left,) extracted wide awake in dentist chair.

I did have lidocaine, but found myself thinking 'this is an 18th century experience-- this prying and wrenching has been the same forever. How cool!

I am feeling pretty sore now of course. Stayed home from work, can't be perky today... Glad I don't have to scoot along some yardarm tonight.


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Mar. 17th, 2017 05:07 am (UTC)
You know you are slightly obsessed with the 18th century when a tooth extraction becomes an exciting experience. Also, when you are thrilled to see weevils in your expired pantry goods. And especially if you see two weevils and try to choose the lesser of them.
Mar. 17th, 2017 10:14 am (UTC)
Aren't we all mega cool?
Mar. 19th, 2017 09:23 am (UTC)
Mar. 18th, 2017 10:24 pm (UTC)

I have done that. I like imagining what they would make of grocery store-- what would be familiar to them or different.

Mar. 17th, 2017 10:15 am (UTC)
I had two teeth - a wisdom and a molar - extracted last month under local anaesthetic. Apparently halfway through I looked all panicky. I confessed to the surgeon after that it had made me think of my middle daughter's 'epidural with forceps' birth!
Mar. 18th, 2017 10:28 pm (UTC)

Oh dear. Even a regular birth or a c involves unexpected wrenching, forceps must be so much worse. (Funny to think of lives saved by what are essentials salad tongs...)

Mar. 19th, 2017 09:28 am (UTC)
Seriously, giving birth four times without drugs was not nearly as traumatic as the sound of dental drills and the fear that they are going to hit a nerve that the local anesthetic somehow missed. When I had my wisdom teeth out - all four at once - they put me under for the procedure, and I am so thankful. I did throw up as soon as we got home, but at least I didn't have to feel the wrenching.

Forceps - scary!!!

But did you see the self-tooth-pulling incident in Sharpe's Siege? It's in the book and the TV adaptation, and is definitely... memorable.
Mar. 19th, 2017 12:39 pm (UTC)
It was Ok, with the epidural. It's amazing how quickly one forgets, though. Until the next time...
Mar. 17th, 2017 05:03 pm (UTC)
I don't envy your experience. I have had many years of dental treatments and I'd rather wrestle alligators. When I was in grammar school (in Boston, in the 50's) the school nurse would take us twice a year by train to the Forsythe Clinic in Boston, where dental students would 'practice' on us.
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