Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Teeth


Kenzie has been wiggling her first loose tooth for weeks now. Her dad helped liberate it yesterday so Kenzie brought it down to show me. It's a pretty important milestone to lose your first tooth - as exciting as it was for her parents when that little tooth first poked its way to the surface five years ago.

My teeth experience yesterday wasn't as exciting as Kenzie's. I've had a throbbing toothache for a couple of days and ended up going to the dentist. The affected molar is hidden under a crown and after xrays were taken it was determined that I need a root canal. Because of the crown, I'm being referred to a specialist, but since I'm going to be in Oliver, BC from Aug 5 to 15, the earliest I could get in is Aug 27! In the meantime, I'll be living on extra strength Motrin and extra strength Tylenol...not fun. Plus, my jaw is swollen - I'll look beautiful for Emily's wedding! I think the whole teeth situation should have been better thought out back when mankind was first created!

8 comments:

Emily said...

That sounds horrible Mum. You'll just have to make sure you keep Motrin with you for the wedding to help with the pain and swelling. I was reading recently that tribal societies studied in the 1930s had virtually no tooth decay, only industrialized areas needed constant dental attention to keep their teeth in decent shape. So maybe we're built with good teeth, we just eat too much weird sugary stuff to be allowed to keep them :)

Mary said...

That really sounds horrible and I'm sorry to hear about it. You may have to make your way around Oliver's abundance of wine tours to help ease the pain;)

sara said...

you should tie a scarf around your face like they did in the old days.

Emily said...

yeah, that'd be a good look.

Pat MacK said...

I don't have a scarf long enough to tie around my face but I did wrap an ice pack in a dish towel and held it to my jaw for an hour or so. Helped a bit.

JQ said...

Maybe tribal peoples didn't complain about their teeth because they were mostly dead by age 40? Poor Mummie.

RAE said...

Ugh....how awful for you. I hope you don't suffer too much.

Brenna said...

I know how you feel Pat...I've been there and it's not fun. I've had a couple of root canals and they're not really painful just very uncomfortable. Hope you don't suffer too much.