Well, not only had I lost a chunk of filling – I’d cracked off a part of the enamel. And damaged another filling on the other side of my mouth. From now on I’m STRAINING any passionfruit I eat – oh, and no more crunching ice, either. The teeth grinding at night I can only address by being less stressed, because there’s no room with the CPAP mask to add anything else!
Mr Beloved sat in the room with me, and when I was being a total sook about having the needle (ow ow ow ow! IT HURT!) and when I had such bad jaw pain from holding my mouth open that tears were running into my ears. :- (
BUT – I had the small filling with no needle or numbing cream! FIRST TIME EVER that I’ve been able to have even a *leetle* filling without help. The big filling wasn’t even too bad – and I now have my first ever composite resin filling.
Still can’t feel half my face…nearly 3 hours post needle. Maybe one day I will be brave like my Dad and not have the needle at all…
It’s still 32 degrees here at 7 pm… the predicted overnight minimum is 20 – I think we’ll be very lucky if it cools down that much! This is HOT for Toowoomba, at least in recent years. Funny how quickly you adjust to a new climate – I’m sure where I used to live was hotter in Summer!
Off to sip more ice water v-e-r-y carefully!