my mostly-flawless dental record was marred this week. 25 years old, and i got my first cavity. i had to go in because the filling-patch-thing on my front tooth (i chipped it badly when i was 5 or 6) came off and had to be fixed, and that’s when they found it.
getting a filling really hurts. i hadn’t realized how much it hurt when i was younger, waiting in the dentist office while my sister’s got their inevitable 1 or 2 fillings a year. i thought they were big babies about it.
not so! despite numbing half my face, i could still feeling the drilling. i thought maybe if i visibly winced the doctor would stop, but that didn’t work, and then i made my eyes fill with pain, and that didn’t work. i even had my eyes fill with a little bit of loathing. no affect! dentists are heartless!!
my face and mouth are still very numb, which is unfortunate since i haven’t eaten since 11:00 (and i have taken to eating little snacks every 3 or 4 hours). ah i’m hungry!!
at least now if my baby has to ever suffer getting a filling, i can tell them that mommy knows how bad it is, and feel appropriately sympathetic.