The drama of Sauntering Frank and his young Tartlet continued out of the Albanian Grandmaish Woman's mouth each time the Frank would leave.
Did you forget that I was there for a root canal? I didn't.
He walked in, Dr. Sauntering Frank, massaged my cheek a few times, put some berry tasting topical (numbing gel prior to the shot) on my Gum near tooth # 13 on the upper "deck" of my mouth, and then walked out.
(There were conversations in between, and at one point I could have sworn he was a bit too comfortable with me as his patient-I've had this in network Dentist for years now. But I'm not getting into his conversations in this posting because, this is all about my tooth.)
Soon, he came back in with the shot and, rub-rub-pinch-my-cheek, in goes the clear acrylic needle. The numbing agent felt.
The release of the chilly ice.
Racing towards my tissue like a pack of wolves.
No, it didn't work. No numbness. I have that problem apparently.
RUB-RUB-PINCH-MY-CHEEK in goes another needle. This time the feelings a tad reduced, perhaps now a pack of skunks running for their underground homes?
Still didn't work after 10minutes. Now total of 20minutes.
RUB-RUB-PINCH-MY-CHEEK in goes the third needle.
Laying back after 3 shots, a few minutes go by,
"Crusty are you okay," says Dr. Frank, "you look really pale."
"Actually, I'm feeling dizzy," says I.
"Let's sit you back up for a few minutes," says Dr. S.Frank.
He pulls up the chair by the tap tapping of his foot, and my face is beat red, and flushed.
My insides, racing.
I could smell my pulse.
I could hear my heartbeat.
I could see my dizzy and flushed head, neck and arms.
Yuck! Must have been from the Novocaine-maybe it had epinephrine?
Back to normal, the drilling begins. Then the Xray to confirm.
"Uh, Crusty," says Dr. S Frank as he holds up my 3 framed banner (just like the one up at the top of my blog) xray pictures, "I think we're going to have to put you completely under, your root is on a right angle. It goes up, the canal, and then does a bit of a curve and turns into a right angle. You have extremely long roots. This procedure's going to take much longer due to the set up of your canals. We recommend sedation. Plus the infection is resting on the nerve, and is fairly deep, so I'll have to spend more time digging around and bleaching, so to speak, that infection right out."
I couldn't be sedated. I had to have the car home so that either Bigdogg or I could head to Jack's school for curriculum. Plus I had driven there, so that means I'd need someone to drive me home. I couldn't have Bigdogg pick me up, because he had the children and I had the minivan.
I couldn't reach anyone close enough to me.
I'd have to do it laying awake in the chair. But unfortunately it would need 2 more shots.
The appointment at 4:00pm thursday, should've been 45minutes max. I was there from 4:00pm-6:45pm.
Dr. S. Frank did warn me that I would be in pain, and pain I was. The Novocaine never got strong enough to give me that nostril tingling feeling, it had worn off by the time I had arrived home.
My dentist is a 5minute, if that, car ride.
I was NOT in a good mood.
My repaired empty tooth was causing my entire noggin to pulsate to the beat of my throbbing mouth.
Welcome To Crustybeef~
It's Sunday and It still hurts.
I was given a prescription for Darvocet which I take at at bedtime. *Last night I woke at 12:25am and ate a softened Madeline cookie/biscuit.* :)
Thus the absence of Me, the Crusty on your sites. I'll be catching up throughout the rest of this Labor weekend. So, don't you guys worry, I'll be lurking on your sites in just a few hours, or minutes, :) if you're lucky.