Biting The Bullet

I give up. I give in. All right, already.

I’m going to the dentist.

We used to go to the dentist twice a year, just like they tell you in hygiene class. Then we lost our dental insurance. Then we went once a year. Then we didn’t. I just forget, okay? So it’s been a little while.

biting the bullet

The Culprit

But a few weeks ago, I bit into a Gardenburger which must have still had some of the garden in it, because I got a jolt, and my teeth have been ouchie ever since. Been getting worse instead of better, so I have a dentist’s appointment. Today.

#1 Daughter says the pain I describe sounds like hers when she had to have a root canal, so I’m expecting to get that diagnosis tomorrow. I’m not as scared as I once would have been, because I go to Dr. Rob Mattingly in Corydon, and he’s the kindest dentist I ever had.

He probably won’t do anything tomorrow except diagnose and schedule, although I’m WAY ready to bite the bullet or whatever needs to be done.

Wish me luck!

Oh, I almost forgot: I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today on the topic of Amish Italian.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Give a character a toothache.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. Dan Antion

    August 26, 2014 at 7:46am

    Sorry for the trip to the dentist. Those are never fun. I also recently bit into something (a spoon full of Special K) that sent me to the dentist. I never broke a tooth on anything unhealthy.
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      Marian Allen

      August 26, 2014 at 1:37pm

      Oh, I hear you on that, Dan! Yeah, I have a cracked molar. Choices: have it out; have it wrapped, then crowned, then eventually root canaled or out; or skip the wrap and go straight to the crown, root canal or out. I’m having it out. When, I don’t yet know.
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  2. Jane

    August 27, 2014 at 10:40am

    Good luck, buddy.
    A good dental procedure that you really need is a serious relief to have over and done with.
    As thos sporting types say: Just do it! 😉

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      Marian Allen

      August 27, 2014 at 12:05pm

      Yup. Getting two fillings on the right tomorrow, and hoping to light a fire under the Oral Surgeon on the extraction. Only need one extraction and one filling on the left, so that’s good.
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