Apparently, I have a nerve invading one of the teeth I had filled this morning that isn't usually in a tooth. I looked it up--usually, it runs through the jaw below the roots of the teeth. Not many have it actually invading the lower teeth.
The dentist doesn't numb that one before he starts work. He numbed it tout suite as soon as I flinched--he's awesome.
But yeah, a few extra complications in filling two of my teeth drove the price for getting six fillings (all on the left) up a bit, and made it longer before the numb wore off enough to be able to eat more than yogurt to get the naproxin to not eat my stomach.
I'm certainly feeling it, now. Or, I was. I had a solid shot and a half of fairly decent, high-proof bourbon (bit of a comfort drink).
I only have two more fillings to go on the bottom right. That will be done in a bit under two weeks.
But I am not up to deep thinking tonight.
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