My appointment was at 10 a.m. but an emergency situation put someone else in front of me, so I got into the dentist’s chair at 11:00. I try to be patient when there is any kind of emergency because it could be me or a loved one that needs immediate attention. When I was finally in the chair the question came up about the implant of a stent in one of my arteries. I remember reading that dental work can bring on infection so they dosed me with antibiotics, even though I’ve been on them for several days now, and had me wait an hour. At 12 Noon I was ready to go. I don’t think I could have found a surgeon I liked better than this one – besides being good looking with a drop-dead gorgeous smile, he was gentle and kind.
I decided to try nitrous oxide for the first time in my life because I knew I couldn’t relax on my own. They started out with “one drink” but upped it to “two drinks”. I did feel pretty relaxed but nothing like I thought it would be. I also had novocaine or whatever they use now, so I didn’t feel a thing during the actual extraction, which was over with before I even knew it. Now I have an appointment with the dentist on the other side of the practice for an exam to determine what else I need. I know there are other issues because I’ve been avoiding this for too long.
I’m starving but limited to soft foods today – I found the kids’ stash of snack cups so I will sample the applesauce first.
There are so many things I need to do but for today I think I will take it easy, really easy! Thanks for all the good wishes sent my way. I may be in some pain in an hour or so, but for now I feel fine.