So the filling.
The filling I thought I lost.
Which... I guess I did, but anyway.
My dentist was able to get me in Monday afternoon and I think I'd sort of naively hoped that I wouldn't need freezing, that they'd just pop in some filler to refill the stuff that'd fallen out. Right? RIGHT???
But... when I got there, the dentist said it was actually tooth...in between two fillings that had collapsed and then I stopped listening because I figured it meant freezing.
I do not like the pain from the freezing needles. Why can't they make that not hurt? Why do I then spend another bunch of days not with a sore tooth but with a sore jaw from where the needle went in?
I asked him why it seems like I keep getting cavities and needing fillings when C-Dawg has never had any. I thought he'd give me a speech about dental hygiene and eating sweets but he said "basically? Life's not fair."
Which... both did and didn't make me feel better.
So, yeah, they had to make a bigger hole and put in lots of stuff and I won't say I enjoyed the process or having half my face (no exaggeration) frozen for the rest of the day. (Until, like 7pm at which point I ate crackers because I'd been craving things that went crunch.)
Now I still have that bruised jaw feeling (the hygienist told me that's basically what it is, a bruise where the needle goes in and you can't do anything about it although I swear Advil has been helping) but at least there's no more hole in my tooth.
I didn't cry this time (I cried last time I got a filling from the pain of the freezing needles) but I did get all sweaty-fainty so that wasn't much fun. It was also weird to be told I had had a "significant" amount of freezing and would not be able to feel all the way up to my ear... or most of my tongue, cheek, lips, face...etc. And I only got a little panicky about choking on my own spit that I figured must be building up but I couldn't feel because..hello frozen and I got panicky because I was having a conversation in my head and started to get the giggles and figured that would be really bad but then it was hard to not keep getting the giggles so.... a lot of deep breathing.
I'm glad I don't have a fear or a phobia and that I have good dental care and reasonably averagely healthy teeth.
They always tell me I keep my teeth very clean. I just wish that whatever it is that's getting in there and causing the decay and stuff would go away. Me no likey the owies, thank you very much.