I’m having dental surgery today, because I am known for severe anxiety attacks and I have asthma, I am going to be going under anaesthetic for it. I am having a tooth extraction and a filling; because I broke one tooth on a chicken bone and the other I don’t know how that got damaged.
Before anyone judges me, no I am not in the habit of crunching down on bones (though I do a lovely bone broth) – this was meant to be a chicken pate in a burger I had a couple of years back but there was an unexpected bone in it which broke one of my front teeth when it got stuck between them and I tried to get it out myself, because my former dentist couldn’t see it!
There is a good thing about this, you are probably horrified – it’s a front tooth how can you be so positive about it? Because I had a double set you see and I was never confident about having that tooth there anyway, now the dentist I have reckons we could try and train the other tooth to close the gap – yes I am nearly forty but it looks like I am going to be getting braces soon!
So for the first time in my life – well after the gap is filled up with my other tooth, I could smile in the future with ease. I was always self-conscious about my teeth and was never inclined to toothy grins!
My top set are good, they are nice and I am proud of them, but my bottom set was always too untidy looking and I was never confident in the past to sort it out.
Now with this problem tooth gone, I will feel a little more confident, especially if we successfully close the gap with the spare tooth. If we don’t, then the other option is to have that spare one removed and get a bridge. When that is done, I will be so much more confident and my next step to personal confidence will be to try out contact lenses!
I have to admit I am terrified today, because I do react to anaesthetic badly and I take much longer than the average Joe to wake up from it. I remember when I had an epidural when I was giving birth to Henry, my legs should have got feeling back within three hours, or so the midwife said, but I took eighteen hours before I could walk again!
So, with that being said – I am not going to be doing any live for potentially two or three days from now, because I am likely to be like a zombie after that!
No social media for three days I think!
There will be posts on this blog daily still, they are pre-planned, in fact I am talking like this is a live conversation today… it isn’t, this was actually composed on the seventeenth of July.
I will take pictures before the tooth is removed and later on, when I have closed the gap I will show a before and after – but I won’t do it before then!
Thanks for reading!