So, THAT’S how it feels to have a broken crown removed…

…and replaced with a temporary one for the next three weeks*.  Can’t say that I enjoyed the experience very much, particularly since the dentist is not ruling out a root canal.  Which is fine, because it’s a back tooth; so I’m not ruling out an extraction.  I feel that this makes us roughly even.

Yes, I know that this isn’t supposed to be a competition.  Look, I don’t like needles and I don’t like drills in my mouth, OK? So forgive me my little stress management techniques.

Moe Lane

*In two weeks it’ll be Thanksgiving.

4 thoughts on “So, THAT’S how it feels to have a broken crown removed…”

  1. Just don’t do what I did, and get sidetracked with work and never get the permanent one put in, for a year or so.

  2. Moe-
    have your dentist give you nitrous oxide before your shots. It really does wonders. No, insurance probably won’t pay for it but it is so very, very worth it.
    Also, ask for a bite block. It is a huge stress reliever knowing one can’t suddenly snap one’s jaws together.

    1. The regular shots worked fine, so I wasn’t in pain or anything (mouth is a little sore now, but that’s to be expected).

      The bite block thing they did on their own, and, yeah, that made a BIG difference.

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