Ah, the Marvels of Modern Dentistry

I was going to buy a new car this year, but I bought oral surgery instead.

Yep. Broke a tooth that was crowned. Not only did the crown break but the tooth root it was connected to broke also.

Remedy: remove said crown and tooth base and roots and have a dental implant. Friday was step 1: removal, bone graft, install titanium post.

Eventually, a new tooth will be attached to that post, but several months lie between now and the actual new tooth implant.

Step one was not as difficult as I had feared. Of course, regular doses of codeine and phenergan helped. For now, I have a temporary mouth appliance called a flipper with a cute little temporary tooth attached to it to fill the gap where the old tooth was.

I'm not feeling too well today, but it's not as bad as it could be. Ah, the marvels of modern dentistry. Expensive but marvelous. Francis O'Walsh said: A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office."

Takeaway Truth

So should an oral surgeon's operating room.

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