Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Drill, Baby, Drill

I doubt I will be blogging much tomorrow or the next day. I am having a root canal tomorrow and have gotten conflicting reports on how I am going to feel in the 24 hours after the big drill. I'd like to say that just because my mouth is swollen and sore and shot full of novocaine that my brain won't be numb, but dental work and my stomach traditionally don't get along (my mom eventually learned to make me carry a bucket around with me for about 6 hours after any filling I had as a kid after about the third time I came home and puked without warning on some upholstery or all over the driveway.) So I am a little leery of how productive I'll be the next couple of days.

The scary part is that I am looking forward to this procedure because this tooth has become sensitive to hot foods, cold foods, and sweet foods, and when something is hot and cold and sweet like a warm brownie topped with ice cream, it's like someone is stabbing me in the jaw. And I just can't deal with that. A warm brownie sundae is what makes my world go around.

Have any of you had the dreaded root canal? Is it really that bad? Will I ever enjoy hot, cold, and sweet again?

1 comment:

Robert K. said...

I had a root canal in college, and I honestly don't remember it being that bad. They numb the hell out of you, and once the procedure is over you won't have any nerves in the tooth to feel pain any more. When you're in the chair, just think warm thoughts about being able to enjoy pain-free brownie fudge sundaes again. :)