Thursday, March 17, 2011

There will be no photos in this post

I went to the dentist this morning to have 2 cavities filled. One tiny one on the bottom and a slightly larger one right above it...both on the right side of my mouth. I pride myself on having pretty good teeth. This is only the second and third cavity I have ever had, so you can imagine how upset I was to learn that my 16 years of being an boring dental patient had ended.

So, this morning I got up a little earlier than normal, ran 4 miles, jumped in the shower and was in the dentist's chair by 7:45. As was no surprise, he had a little trouble getting my upper jaw to numb. My lower jaw and tongue have no problems, but the upper, well, let's just say that after the initial round of shots that numb most human mouths, I got 4 more shots. We waited 5 minutes, then 4 more. Then I got two last shots in the jaw for good measure. And all that finally did the trick.

This dentist, Dr. Mack, numbed me SOOO well that I can't even take a sip of water at 9:45. And I know this because I tried. Cold water down the front of your shirt isn't very funny. And now my jaw (back by my ear) hurts bad enough that I really just want to take some Advil and maybe have a little breakfast. But again, can't swallow anything and my tongue and cheek are still numb.

Get it, my tongue and cheek are still numb! That's funny. I guess I will end the satire on that note.


  1. You might have gotten that issue from your mom. I have had trouble in the past and it is no fun.

    Come to think of it, I feel like I am walking on your numb cheek. Jenna, only you will understand that.

  2. I feel for you....pun intended. I HATE going to the dentist, and I have a history much like yours, little to complain about, but boy-oh-boy those times I do need!