Thursday, January 29, 2009
She Swallowed WHAT????
Was yesterday MONDAY? Nope, Wednesday. Woke up to ice and snow everywhere. It was the perfect day to hang out in jammies with plenty of hot coffee but instead I was scheduled for a ROOT CANAL at my dentist.
Now I've already told ya'll how much I hate going to the dentist. Maybe it's the idea of someone messing with my mouth or the fact I don't deaden worth a flip but this is something I put off as a rule.So I got up and slipped and slided across town to make my dental appointment figuring I'd be out of commission most of the day because of what my dentist had planned for me. When I got there, he said there wouldn't be a root canal, they were just going to discuss things and schedule the work on Monday. I'm actually thinking a phone call to discuss things might've been a good idea.
Anyway, since I was there they sent me to the hygenist for teeth cleaning. Didn't want to waste the trip across town in the ice and snow so okay.Everything went fine. The hygenist with fun to talk with and had a great personality. She said...do you floss these back teeth? I said...no, they are too tight and the floss tears to pieces. To this she said...I can do it. She started on the back teeth with the floss then goes...uh oh, oh nooooo. Don't SWALLOW! So what do I do? I SWALLOW. A crown on a far back tooth popped off and went right down my throat. OMG! I struggled up from the chair as the hygenist tried the hymlich maneuver. Did I misspell that? HYMLICH? I don't know. Anyway, there was that and back slapping but the damn thing was GONE. My dentist rushed in to check things out. He said this has only happened to him a couple of times. Lucky me. LOL.
I HAD to laugh. The whole morning had been one mishap after another.I finally pointed at him and said...This is why I don't like to come to see you! Of course, he knows my fear of all things dental and had to laugh too.