I used to like going to the dentist. I had the same dentist for my first 30+ years. I even kept him when I moved from Akron to Mayfield Heights. Once Nick was born and started getting teeth, I decided that I needed to get a local dentist. So, 6 months ago, I found a local dentist that I like. His office is about 7 minutes from our house.
Last Thursday, Nick and I went for our 6 month check ups. I was told that I had a cavity and that I’ll need a crown soon. I was also told of another problem spot that we need to watch. ARGH!
My old dentist used to tease me about how he never made any money off of me. I went years and years without cavities or problems. Maybe I’m just getting old.
Today, I went in for an 8AM appointment to have my cavity filled. The dentist numbed me with a topical solution and then gave me a shot of local anesthesia. I was especially nervous today since the last time I was in for a cavity, I felt something in the middle of drilling. The same thing happened today! So, I got another dose of medicine and things were better.
The problem is that it takes a while for the medicine to kick in and my mouth, tongue, face, ear, head, etc. continued to get numb for at least an hour after my appointment ended.
By noon, I couldn’t feel anything yet. Around 1PM, I started to get my sensation back. The rest of the day, my mouth just hurt from all of the poking and prodding. I’ve been hungry, but eating hasn’t been appealing. I was glad that I made yummy applesauce yesterday.
Most of the day, I’ve just been a grump. I see an early bed time in my future!