Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Just had the next step in my dental reconstruction done today. Definitely worse this time. I had over 15 shots in a two hour period. For some reason I was still feeling the pain. I was feeling ill before I went in (fever+ nausea). So we used very little nitrous- side effect from it is nausea. So I pretty much had to deal with it. Today was a gingivectomy, two crowns, and new temporary on my implant. So I have three teeth kind of glued together right now. I'm swollen and in pain. I have one more big procedure next month and then hopefully will be finished with the dentist for quite awhile.

I'm hoping to look/act somewhat normal when I travel to the Orphan Summit Conference in Dallas next week. Right now I look kind of like a combination of Octomom and someone who has had tons of botox injections in the lower half of their face. Oh yeah I have to use this crazy mouthwash stuff that stains your teeth. Not to mention the drugs they have me on. Wow!

He did agree to donate toothbrushes for my trip to Africa(that I will make sometime).

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crispy said...

Oh you poor thing. Hope you can recover and heal.

Leah Dooley said...


Sounds like a non-prof to me!!! You should get started on that :) After your octobmom mouth goes away though or else they may think you forgot to use YOUR TOOTHBRUSH! Ha ha. J/k sisters!!!

Leah Dooley said...

OctoBmom? What's that?

Andrea said...

ugh, you poor thing! I hope you are feeling better soon! And more

Laura Lu said...

whoohoo...glad that one is OVER! you're gettin' there, babe, almost to the end of this stupid dental stuff. i'm so happy you made it through and are near the end. i need to freshen up on my i should just go to the dentist with ya. :)

Paula said...

It will all be worth it in the end! Hang in there. :)

Paula said...

It will all be worth it in the end! Hang in there. :)

David and Sarah said...

Oooohhh...I feel for you. A number of years back, I had a bunch of dental work done. I ended up having to have my two front teeth pulled while I was pregnant with our first child. Not pretty. My husband said it was wasn't.

I actually didn't go back to the dentist for 5 years. Not a good idea, but it seemed like a good idea because I didn't want any more dental work done! I am happy to say, however, that I finally got up the nerve to have my teeth cleaned and although the hygenist scolded me for being a "bad flosser" I went away with no shots or teeth pulled or surgery (which I had three times in college to correct those teeth which were eventually pulled). So, I guess that the cleaning was a success!

Blessings and sympathy to you!