I had a 7:30am Dental appointment this morning. I need two bridges, in addition to the one I already have, one on each side of my mouth.
This morning , they took a mold of the teeth on the right side of my mouth, ground down my two supporting teeth, and fitted me with temporary crowns. I will have to repeat the process in 2 weeks for the left side of my mouth. It’s not an enjoyable procedure, but it’s not as bad as many things I’ve been through, and it’s necessary to replace the two gaps in my mouth with artificial teeth. (I’m not eligible for implants because my compromised immune system puts me at great risk for infection and compromised healing.)
While I felt nothing during the procedure, the numbing agent is wearing off and now my face and jaw are hurting something awful.
I know I’m a pain in the ass. I don’t love being a pain in the jaw, as well.
Please refrain from sending get well caramels, gum, or hard candies until I have a full set of permanent teeth again.
P.S. Alternate titles I considered for this blog post:
“A Bridge (or two) too far.”
“Mind the Gap (in my teeth.)”
“Does my face hurt you? Because it’s killing me.”
” One Queen…three Crowns.”