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August 20th, 2010


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01:54 pm - Dental Update
So, I had my tooth pulled on Wednesday, and the pain has been much less than having the broken off remnant of the tooth in my mouth, so all is good on that front. OTOH, my sinuses extend unusually far down and in removing the wisdom tooth, a small hole was made between my sinus and my mouth. The oral surgeon says that it should close up, but if not there will need to be more work, with a vague mention of the possibility of a bone graft shudder. So, I go back in next Wednesday to see how things are healing, and at this point he'll be able to tell if all is well or not. The special thing about that is that Wednesday is my birthday. The oral surgeon isn't in his office on Tuesday, and I didn't want to spend my birthday worrying about this, so I'm going in then. I generally heal rapidly and well, so I'm optimistic, but nervous. I'm also considering suing the dentist in DC for malpractice. In any case, until next Wednesday, I'm on soft food, which is deeply annoying, and with warnings of impressively horrible things happening if I sneeze wrong.

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From:eggshellhammer
Date:August 21st, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
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"impressively horrible things happening if I sneeze wrong"
Define 'wrong'?
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From:andrewducker
Date:August 21st, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
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"When impressively horrible things happen".
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From:antayla
Date:August 21st, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
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Ugh, that sounds just awful. I hope you're not allergic to anything that would make you sneeze a lot. Er, have a happy birthday?
From:dsgood
Date:August 21st, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
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Sympathies, and hopes for good healing.
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From:seika
Date:August 21st, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
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Ahhh, what a terrible way to spend your birthday! :(

I'm curious about these impressively horrible things...
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From:andrewducker
Date:August 21st, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
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That sounds decisively unpleasant. I hope that it all works out ok for you.
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:August 21st, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
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Yeow! If you're ever in the DC area again and need dental work, please see my dentist, Dr. John Williams. He's in Clarksburg, MD, but it's worth the trip. He's been taking care of my teeth since I was eight years old. I'll be 36 tomorrow. If you want his number, let me know and I'll send it to you privately.
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From:heavenscalyx
Date:August 21st, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
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Ow. Ow. Ow. Fuck. Ow.

I hope the hole closes on its own. A new route for sinus infections is no fun.

The only story I've ever heard of that happening was to a guy my dad knew in the Air Force in the early 1950s. He ended up with a hole in either side when the Air Force dentist pulled his wisdom teeth. According to what I recall of my dad's story, the guy did all right.

Did the DC-area dentist do x-rays in December? That would be lovely incontrovertible proof, and I bet you could get your new dentist to order your records from the DC office (you'll have to sign for it, of course, per HIPAA) and tell you if there's any sign of them ignoring decay.
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From:dulcimergoddess
Date:August 21st, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
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:( I hope you heal soon.
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From:lyssabard
Date:August 22nd, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
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ACK! Get better, love. Blessings and healing to be sent your way...as well as bday prezzies. :)


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