Oh, the Drilling, Sucking and Burning (oh, the burning)

This weekend, I cleaved a corner off one of my molars. Thankfully, it didn’t hurt much, and I didn’t even notice it had happened until I noticed a really sharp edge on the tooth with my tongue. I spent all weekend trying to avoid the sharp tooth and rubbing my tongue raw in my sleep.

I called the dentist this morning and thanks to a cancellation, got in this morning. After X-Rays and probing, I now have to have a root canal. Today, he took the nerves out, and gave me a temporary filling. He numbed me extremely well. I can’t feel the left side of my face from chin to sideburns, half my tongue, or anything on the left side of my mouth. It was great while I was in the chair. I didn’t feel a thing.

Next week: a root canal. I can’t wait.

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.