Rudolph the red-nosed
Tuesday May 10th 2022, 8:24 pm
Filed under: Life

You know how sometimes you think you should get something done and then life makes you?

I haven’t been to the dentist since just before the pandemic. Yeah, I ought to, but yeah, I floss religiously and they’re looking pretty good, and unnecessary exposure, so, yeah, whatever.

Turns out my dentist had back and heart surgery starting in March and his doctor basically told him, Retire. Now.

So when I went looking for any missing teeth–no, looks like they’re still attached, yay–as I picked myself slowly up off the ground, I found out I had nobody to call to ask if I needed an emergency appointment.

I’d gone straight down and bounced off my front teeth. They are loose. Not knowing what else to do, I put a note on the ward chat and six different people instantly recommended the same one and it’s actually someone I know a little and he says yes that needs to be seen and he is having me in to his office at nine pm and it’s actually quite close by. He kind of apologized that he couldn’t get out of (whatever it was) sooner, and I was a little dumbfounded that he would worry about the inconvenience to me when I’m the one who should definitely be apologizing for messing up his time.

Do your back teeth still connect when you bite? he asked over the phone.

Yes. They feel a little funny, but, yes.

He was relieved. “That’s a good sign.”

(Update: no breaks in the teeth. I lucked out.)

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Glad you are ok. There are other ways to view your garden … you don’t need to do a face plant! (-:

Hugs to you, and take care of yourself.

Comment by Anne 05.10.22 @ 11:14 pm

Oh, ow, yikes! I’m glad you were able to find someone to check it out, and that you’re okay.

Comment by ccr in MA 05.11.22 @ 5:56 am

You are not meant to plant your face in the garden – or anywhere else for that matter. The garden is for flowers and veggies and trees and such.

Man – two words – bubble wrap!

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 05.11.22 @ 7:40 am


Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 05.11.22 @ 8:25 am

Oh my! So glad they are no breaks in your teeth, but that’s still probably painful. Adding to the bubble wrap, head lamp, mouth guard, shin and wrist guards! Wishing you a smooth recovery.

Comment by DebbieR 05.11.22 @ 2:52 pm

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