Last week I had dental work done. It was the first half of a crown. It still hurts. I hate dentists.
I shall elaborate. For those of you who have never had a crown, basically it involves them taking the tooth that you’re having problems with, getting out a big ass drill (not the small one they use for filling cavities or anything) and removing half your tooth to make a “stub” to attach the crown to. Only problem is that they send the crown off to be made out of a mold of your original tooth and it takes a while (2 weeks in my case). So, since they’ve already made whats left of your tooth into a bloody stump, they stick a “temporary crown” onto it. That a great idea in theory, but it’s just a smooth cap thingy to keep your stump from getting infected. It’s not made for chewing or anything. Infact, since it’s just a cap, it isn’t really much of a tooth at all. This angers the rest of the teeth in the area. Their friend has gone missing and this cap thing is in it’s place. So, what do they do? They start to hurt too, because the cap doesn’t fit 100% perfectly and your bite/jaw line is completely fucked up. So, instead of one tooth that hurts originally, you now have a stump, a cap and half of mouth of pissed off teeth. Well, you do if you’re me, cause nothing nice ever happens to me. Fucking teeth.
It’ll be the 18th when I go back for the “real” crown. Until then I have to pop 16 advil a day just to keep the swelling down. I’m sure Chip remembers that time my wisdom teeth came in and my face was the size of a basketball. Well, this is worse.