Too Lips from Hamster man

We’ve just got back and I feel like I’ve done a few rounds in the boxing ring as my mouth begins to wake up.
My dentist is terrific as he knows what a wimp I am and so I get a little bit of anaesthetic on the gum before the injection and more if I ask for it.

The tooth concerned broke on Saturday, and although I was in no pain, I thought it would be an extraction today.
My dentist had a look and said that there was a lot of tooth left and he didn’t really want to pull it unless absolutely necessary, especially as the Xray showed I have a bent root (that’s a new one on me, but apparently it has always been like that).
After the cotton wool swab, he gave me three injections for the filling and began doing the descale and polish whilst it took effect. It would appear that the previous dentist was not so thorough. Ow, so two more jabs thank you very much and I was floating.

He drilled out the old silver filling and had a major clean up. It’s always a problem for me keeping my mouth open for any length of time (stop laughing as you all know I’m a gas-bag on paper, this is different!!) and tend to salivate a lot, so his assistant had some hoovering to do trying to keep the area dry.
I have a nice white filling where the old one used to be and my chin, jaw and cheek are just coming back to life. It makes a refreshing change from him putting my nose to sleep. My gum though is solid and swollen, but I’m not worried as it doesn’t hurt.

Instructions are nothing to eat for at least four hours (that should help the diet, though I got on the scales this morning and I’m half a pound lighter than yesterday but I digress), no hot drinks, and other drinks only at room temperature. Trying to drink is a riot as the lips don’t work properly yet so I’m finding it a tad difficult not to slurp or drip and I don’t have any straws.

Any problems and I’m to go back, however, we’ve booked our next 6 monthly check up.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Too Lips from Hamster man

  1. Sadje says:

    I can imagine. I have been in the Dentist’s chair more often then I would want to be.

  2. I always hate the inability to control your mouth. Dribbling, drooling and crooked words are the norm for me after one of these.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Glad it went well – and the Hamster pic says it all! 😀

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