Friday, 5 May 2017

The Tooth, the Hole Tooth, and Nothing...

It should have been a good thing. My son and I went to the movies to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  It was great - especially Baby Groot.

What was not great was the popcorn - I bit on a hard an unpopped corn kernel.  I felt a filling in my tooth crack.  Because it was a busy week, I thought dealing with it could wait.

Two days later, the filling simply fell out. So I called the dentist.

It wasn't good news.  It wasn't just the filling that cracked, it was the whole tooth, down to the bone.  After a couple of needles, and lot of pushing and pulling it was good-bye tooth.

So now I'm recovering with a stitch in my mouth, and apparently my options going forward are to leave a gap or get an implant.  In the back of my mind I see dollar signs flying around.

The lesson?  I'm never eating popcorn in the dark again.

Look after your teeth lovely lupies.  We have enough health issues without dental issues as well.


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Just email me, iris@sometimeitislupus.com, with your name, country, and what you would say to someone newly diagnosed with lupus. I'll put everyone's comments in together for a resource for people newly diagnosed.


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1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your tooth. I wish you a quick recovery. Claire

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