Tricks are for kids!
I got my very first crown today. When they stuck it on me and pushed me towards the exit, I was all like, “Stop the presses!” Because something didn’t feel right.
They ushered me back to the chair and chiseled away. I don’t know what they exactly removed, but it seemed like something was flicking off.
“How does it feel now?”
It still felt weird…like my one of my upper molars was catching on the crown below. But because I wasn’t sure, I told them, “Maybe it’s just the foreign-ness of the crown. I’ll get used to it.” So I bid farewell and left, still fishing around with my tongue and fingers trying to figure out why the hell things still felt strange in there.
I was driving home, looking at my teeth every time I hit a red light. Damn weird feeling. What is that? My bite felt all wrong. I keep driving and keep looking, and then I start wondering if I was too hasty in leaving.
Suddenly, while stopped at a light, I realized what was going on. My tongue! Covered in blood! Bite marks and everything! I had been biting through it without realizing it! If I had continued, my teeth would have gone all the way through, no doubt.
That’s why everything feels weird! I’ve been sensing my tongue as a foreign object. Duh! Why didn’t they warn me? Crazy dentistry people.
Lord, I’m not looking forward to the moment when the anesthesia wears off and I have to deal with the hot mess that’s in my mouth!