September 6, 2007

Tooth Hurty

Actually, my dentist appointment is at 10 AM.

Root canal. Should be fun.

20 comments:

L-girl said...

How many citizens of Joy Nation get the reference?

efd said...

I do! I think that still might be my favorite Don & Jerry moment, even more so than the pizza toss. I was just describing that incident to my girlfriend over the weekend, in fact. Was that included in the Top 10?

(Hope all goes smoothly with the root canal, Redsock... my mouth hurts just reading the words "root canal.")

Woti-woti said...

I'm getting a vague memory of a 2.30 reference. Seinfeld?

L-girl said...

Not Seinfeld, but efd is right, it's Don & Jerry.

"What time is it when you go to the dentist?"

"2:30 - tooth-hurty..."

I don't think it was even in the Top 10!

my mouth hurts just reading the words "root canal."

OMG, me too. I better have an ice pack ready for his return.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i do i do! my mom and i have a joke about that. like if anything is ever at '2:30' it's worth a giggle. it's super old skool tho. not from don and jerry ;p

also, i had a root canal before. it's not so bad redsock :)

ish said...

You'd think that in this day and age - the Age of Euphemisms - the term, "root canal" would have been pushed aside to something that didn't sound so painful.

Ah, hell. Even "extraction" sounds painful.

s1c said...

Some day when we have time I will describe to you my wisdom ordeal in the Navy. Trust, me when I say it will make you cringe and laugh at the same time.

Jere said...

sock--I had a root canal when I was like 10 years old or something. When I found out I had to get it, I cried like David Ortiz' shoulder hit me in the nose. But I got through it. And now I'm president of Red Sox Nation. Or whatever.

L-girl said...

Some day when we have time I will describe to you my wisdom ordeal in the Navy.

I'm cringing just thinking about it.

He's still not home from a 10:00 appt. That either means the root canal was a breeze, he felt fine and is out doing errands, or he's been in the chair for hour upon grueling hour.

tim said...

Yeah, I had a root canal when I was like 6 or something. Great thing to do to a child on a fucking baby tooth. Whatever, I got a silver cap and I was the coolest mofo in first grade.

He's still not home from a 10:00 appt. That either means the root canal was a breeze, he felt fine and is out doing errands, or he's been in the chair for hour upon grueling hour.

I didn't think you could do errands after...not that I know anything about it, but I'd assume he'd be all hepped out on goofballs after...

L-girl said...

Damn, I didn't think anyone got root canals on baby teeth! They barely have roots.

But I think dentistry has gotten a lot better since those days. It's just oral injections. There's no general anaesthesia, no one has to drive you home or anything, unlike most wisdom tooth procedures.

I doubt he'll need serious painkillers.

But if he does, I hope he'll share them with me. :)

johngoldfine said...

Wisdom teeth (all four in one shot) was Percodan, drooling blood and salive all over my second graders' papers (they were crying, I was oblivious), and a stern order from the principal to call my missus and go home.

Root canal--like everyone I was prepared for the end things. It was totally painless, both during and after (except for the bill which my dental plan did not cover), plus I got to watch the video. Yeah, you get to see every second, magnified mightily.

redsock said...

I'm back!

The procedure was a breeze -- I actually kept falling asleep (and starting awake). Dentist and assistant were amused when I told them afterwards. (So I didn't start snoring, apparently.) But it did take about an hour more than usual -- 1 of the 4 nerves was very small and hard to get to -- so he did not have time to finish. I have to go back next Thursday for the cap.

I could give this guy one hell of an endorsement: "Root canal -- So painless you'll take a nap!"

Then it was off to do errands. Not woozy or anything, just a numb half of face, which is now normal.

It was Eric Frede who said tooth hurty, right?

(I also had all 4 wisdom teeth out at once, back in my early 20s in VT.)

L-girl said...

Frede, really?

This is the best dentist ever. I had four fillings replaced and never felt a thing.

(I also had all 4 wisdom teeth out at once, back in my early 20s in VT.)

I'm pretty sure I talked you into getting general anaesthic - being knocked out. It's the way to go.

I had my wisdom teeth done two and two - I think one set wasn't ready and the other set had to get out fast. A nightmare.

L-girl said...

general anaesthic

Oops, left out a syllable there. Tough word to type.

Zenslinger said...

You know people like the blog when they'll chat about something like dental work.

Jere said...

I think TC had a root canal, too--I swear he's slurring his words. (He's also saying "everybody's talking about the start of the NFL season." I didn't realize I was. What about you, did you know this about yourself?

redsock said...

Does the NFL still exist? ... It does? ... Huh.

ish said...

Blink once, and the inning is over.

efd said...

I'm pretty sure Dan Roche was the "tooth-hurty" instigator.