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my stupid body
I had a dentist appointment on Thursday to have a filling swapped out and replaced. This is the first time I've had a filling at this office. I loved my old dentist, but he was just too far away, so I started seeing a new dentist last month. Once he was ready to get started, he gave me a shot of novacaine, because he is merciful and not evil. But with the first needle stick I almost jumped out of my chair because it felt like I'd been jolted with electricity. Yeah, he hit the nerve.

The good news is, I was good and numb within about 15 seconds. The less good, but not especially bad, news is that it is now Tuesday and my tongue is still somewhat numb. I didn't figure it was the end of the world or anything, but I called yesterday just to make sure I shouldn't be planning my funeral or something. The dentist said he has that happen about 2 to 3 times a year when he hits the nerve right on. No problem for me, because it meant I was really numb when I really wanted to be. But, he said, if I'd laid out a hundred dollar bill on the counter, he couldn't hit the nerve (he told me what the nerve was called, but I've already forgotten) on purpose. Drat!

Oh well. I had so much fun I told him we ought to do this again sometime soon. Like January 23rd, for example. Yep, he and I are going to be good buddies for a while. I figure he's got mortgage payments and staff to pay, so I'm just trying to do my part. Ahem.


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marag From: marag Date: January 9th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
::snort:: I still have only minimal taste function on the left side of my tongue after my tooth extraction and that was, what two months ago? I'm told that it will come back...eventually.

And I've made many a contribution to my dentist's mortgage and Avi and I are doing our part to buy our therapist a boat, we think ;)
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: January 9th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
This reminds me we need to get a new dentist, one closer to where we live who takes our insurance. However I do not hold out much hope that there is one around here that actually does.

When does the dentist believe you should expect feeling to come back to your tongue? Has it changed how things taste to you?

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