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01/13/2005 Entry: "Teeth, Dreams"
Another day, another post, another weird dream. Two in fact. Due to the graphic/horrific/embarrassing nature of the dreams, I won't recount them here. But I will say they included a graveyard; a cemetery sextant who looked like a really tall Humble Farmer, but who acted like a vampire; a couple (not including me) making love in a cemetery; my wife going insane; a lesbian; a big gothic house. Make up your own story here.
It was my birthday. It was more than five years ago--I know I was working at Wal-Mart at the time. My friend and fellow pharmacy tech Mary Flood brought me some homemade fired chicken in celebration. I broke a tooth. That was my first crown, say $750-ish. A couple of years go by, and it gets infected. So they do a root canal. Say another $750. (Now I have a $1500 gold crown with a sliver filling in the middle of it!) A year goes by. It gets infected again! How can a hollow tooth get infected? They surmise it's from trapped infection that was under the tooth at the time of the root canal. So today, I had some kind of gum surgery. They cut open my gums under the infected tooth, removed some nasty material, and sewed it back up. So I can't chew on one side for a week, nor can I brush that spot. All to the tune of another $225. So this almost 2K tooth should be fixed, right? They're not sure. They think this did the trick, but if it didn't, then I may a) need another root canal (perhaps the tooth has four roots, not three), or b) the tooth has a crack that can't be seen, and can't be fixed. If I drop two thou on a tooth that's just gonna be extracted anyway, I'm going to be a little angry.
Replies: 2 people have rocked the mic!
Posted by Michelle @ 01/13/2005 07:48 PM EST
You should just have all of your teeth pulled and spend the money on snare drums instead!
Posted by Paddy @ 01/13/2005 10:11 PM EST