So I had this crown put on originally about 25 years ago when we were living in Provo. It was my first experience with major dentistry and I was pretty terrified. It took three visits instead of two after the dentist finally discovered that I had four canals instead of the normal three and the reason I was thrashing in the chair was because I was not actually numb!
Fast forward to about five years ago. I started having pain in this tooth. My dentist thought it was impossible since I had already had a root canal so he sent me to a specialist. Silly me, I had no idea that root canals weren't permanent! The Endodontist drilled it all out and refilled it with a much better material. After about a month the pain settled down and I had the new crown put on.
|At the risk of being gross and disgusting...|
I picked up Grandpa from the airport this afternoon. He was returning from three weeks in New Zealand with my oldest brother's family. After we got him unloaded and settled a bit, I made myself a couple of pieces of toast since the only lunch I had were the samples at Sam's Club. With the very first bite, it felt different. That's when I realized I'd better pull everything out of my mouth because that crown was no longer attached! Thankfully, I didn't swallow it!
I quickly called my dentist, but they aren't going to be back in the office until Monday, so I guess I can wait. Not that I have much choice. I just wish I could keep my tongue from exploring that strange new bump. Maybe I can buy my own Superglue...