Today my dental visit was supposed to be a simple procedure.. Maybe 20 minutes of gagging and staring into the dentist’s face as he took impressions!! But it didn’t turn out quite that way. One of my implants, which are actually 4 small metal screws threaded into my jawbone, wasn’t quite exposed enough. After the Novacaine, he used a laser on it to remove a portion of the gum.. And then then fun began! The upper one went ok, but my lower jaw took 5 tries of unsrewing and screwing in the implants. VERY painfull!!
But after those five tries, he had perfect impressions! Three hours in a dentist’s chair is NO fun!!
I have three more appointments until I finally receive my REAL teeth but today was worth it!! My lower jaw is KILLING me, from the shot, the laser thing or the unsrewing and screwing of those metal post in and out of my jawbone, BUT.. This dentist is the BEST!!
I’m taking Codeine now so please excuse any misspellings!!
My next visit is for a wax impression, just to check the one today, and then a try-out of the dentures! After that, my dentures!! The lab will be tweaking them after each visit.
OH… and the metal implants?? To hold the lower dentures in place!
Had enough of my mouth??? I don’t blame you!!
Tomorrow should be a MUCH better day for me!! I’m in pain but HAPPY!!!!!!!!
I’ve visited a few of you but tomorrow I have more visited planned!! Or maybe tonight?? Nite ALL!!!