Yesterday I went to the dentist for the third time in two weeks. Doesn’t that sound like a party? Don’t you wish you were me? Oh, what a Monday morning! You see, I have weak enamel and therefore have a ton of fillings. Well, three of those were chipped. Darn you ice and other crunchy things! I got two fixed on Wednesday and decided to just bite the bullet and get it over with today. So I did.
Do you ever notice that post-fillings the novocaine leaves you feeling as if you’re lip is ten times as big as it actually is? I think I look crazy when in reality I look completely normal. Well, minus the weak-on-one-side smile and slight lisp. Not to mention the novocaine always seems to last a good five hours on me. Point one for novocaine.
I usually sit around, grumpy and hungry, waiting for the effects to wear off so that I can finally eat lunch while sipping on some coke hoping it’ll help the novocaine wear off sooner(caffeine). Sometimes it works, but I’m pretty sure it’s all in my head. I’ll take what I can get, I suppose.
The good news is that in five hours, without the feeling in half of my face, I managed not to bite my cheek or lip once. I think that counts for two points. Katy: 2 Novocaine: 1. Winner!