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An Inconvenient Tooth

October 9th, 2009 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

No need to waste time just look at this…

Wow…that was in my mouth…for years! It was yanked out this morning with not a lot of fanfare or fuss. For those who are interested in such things, I did not get “put under.” I didn’t even get any gas. I just got the same local you get when you’re getting a filling (something I have become all too familiar with)

But back to this tooth…or perhaps I should say this root with what’s left of what used to be a tooth…

Look how much has decayed away. That is what happens, kids, when you put off oral surgery for over 2 years. (after having put off the dentist for almost 10 years. I know I’ve had a problem with this tooth since I lived in the TANhouse..which would mean that was AT LEAST 2005. The tooth grew in at an angle that made flossing impossible, which led to decay, which lead to pieces of the tooth chipping off, which led to sharp tooth edges scraping against my cheek when I would chew, talk, yawn, or even do nothing. You would think I would hop on that problem right away. YOU wouldn’t think I’d let half a decade go by with my tooth rotting and scraping away inside my mouth…but that’s not how Tim Babb rolls, baby!

Well now the numbness is starting to wear off so I’m going to lie down and try not to focus on my throbbing skull. But let this be a warning to you all.: see your dentist regularly and take her/his advice!

3 Responses to “An Inconvenient Tooth”

  1. Mary Says:

    Tim! That looks scary. Glad you’re okay. I hope they put you on antibiotics…? Serious poop can ensue from even low-grade infections (learned this the hard way and in fact was very lucky..just found out recently that through BOTH my pregnancies I had a low-grade infection under a tooth that had been crowned. It kept hurting even though there was no nerve left (I’d had a root canal while pregnant the first time..it couldn’t wait) I went back 3 times and they kept telling me it was just ‘sensitive’ from the work done.

    One thing and another (read: one baby, then another) I didn’t go back until this year. Finally had the crown drillied into and they discovered it had been infected the entire time. I was livid. I was also lucky.

    Sorry for writing a blog in your blog!

    The thing that makes me happiest about this blog is its title…I used the very same phrase in one of my Dorkline News blogs a few years back to describe the joys of teething. Nice to know even after all these years, great minds think alike 😉 Feel better soon!

  2. Alissa (TANcast's #1 Female Fan) Says:

    All I did was look at the pictures.
    Eek.

  3. Jo Says:

    Ouch! Love the blog title though 🙂

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