So I settle down in the in the dentist's chair and explain the situation. The dentist looks at the tooth in question, says "uh oh" and turns to the hygienist/assistant and says "You better get him numbed up. This tooth is crumbling."
You see, about 9 months ago, Dr. Huntley had identified two teeth that he wanted to eventually get crowns on to replace the old (from childhood) fillings. He was afraid they'd eventually crack. Well, one did just the other day. It's a good thing I called soon and got it checked.
So now I have two temporary crown/fillings in place and the lower-right half of my mouth is slowly getting feeling back. I'll go back after Thanksgiving (and my trip back to Ohio) to have the real things installed.
In related news, my new Braun electric toothbrush is quite nice. But it takes some getting used to. I've made quite a mess with it.
Posted by jzawodn at November 19, 2002 11:46 AM