Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Pros and Cons of Today's Root Canal

Recovering from a swollen cheek Photo by Bob

Not So Great:

1. The endodontist looked at my x-ray and said, "Whoa. Well, don't worry. It's mostly routine."

2. During the procedure there was an episode of "Guy's Big Bite" playing on a large flat screen behind the dental technician.

3. The sound of Billie Jean on the music system did little to drown out Guy Fieri's description of his fast Asian pickle marinade as "money."

4. The sound of a tiny drill inside my face did little to drown out Guy Fieri's Korean street food pork sandwich taking him on a "trip to Flavor Town."

5. I had a root canal.


Worth Every Dollar of the Co-Pay:

1. Our toothpaste-phobic child is now willing to brush with "awful barf paste" to avoid getting a "head cavity mouth canal like Mama."

39 comments:

  1. tell me about it, a studying to be a dentist

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  2. Good lord almighty woman! You can WRITE! So glad to have found you via Blog of Note. Enjoy the ride!

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  3. Oh those tiny little drills for those tiny little canals. . .

    Brings back HORRIBLE memories.

    Like six of them . . .I'm not sure I have any more canals to root.

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  4. Congratulations become blog of note :)

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  5. I've been down that road, had a few root canals... no fun. My dentist loves me very much. As do his kids, who send me birthday cards every year thanking me for helping to pay for their education!

    SD
    http://simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com/

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  6. Did they give you good drugs? I hope so.

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  7. I'm not sure if I feel worse for you about the root canal or the Guy Fieri... :)

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  8. Am I still allowed to comment here now that you're big time?

    I've never seen "Guy's Big Bite," but it sounds perfect for a root canal.

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  9. "Awful barf paste" and "head cavity mouth canal" are much more accurate descriptions of what's really going on. Thank you, Bob, for calling dentists on their euphemisms.

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  10. Just found your blog on Blogs of Note and I love. Had me in hysterics! Hope the mouth is feeling a little better. =)

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  11. Owie. I've had two. Am hoping you aren't hurting too much today.

    Love Bob's comment. I make mine used Mentadent. I have horrible teeth. There will be no bubble gum flavored toothpaste in this house.

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  12. I'm totally craving a pork sandwich now. Googling Flavor Town.

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  13. oh girlie - feel better - nothing worse than tooth pain! grr

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  14. If they gave you codeine to take, consider not taking it. When I had my wisdom teeth out, the worst part was the constant nausea from the codeine. On the second day I quit taking it and things started getting better.

    You and Bob deserve a milk shake, don't ya think? x0 N2

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  15. Just had one two weeks ago, feel your pain sister friend. I had five shots and still wasn't 100% numb...thank G-d for Vicodin!
    Congrats on Blog of Note (that Ann is a super publicist)

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  16. Ahhhh.... I'm thinking about starting to floss!

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  17. Whatever you do, get the cap as soon as you can. I got a root canal a few years ago, but did not have the money for a cap. Well, lo and behold, the root canal weakened and had to be redone. TWO ROOT CANALS IN THE SAME TOOTH. So not fun.

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  18. Oh you poor, poor thing... I feel for you. Really.

    And gee, your eyebrows look terrific, lady.

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  19. Who cares about the root canal? I'm a veteran of them and a dental implant. I'm far more interested in the Barf Paste. And that you are a Blog of Note! You Go Mrs. Rosenberg! Love you!

    P.S. Advil works much better for dental pain than the evil vicodin.

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  20. Thanks for the Public Service Announcement! I'm going to floss right now because that "head cavity mouth canal" sounds way worse than a root canal.

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  21. As I suspected, you are under the best post procedure care in town.

    Go, Dr. Bob! And, yes, I am a lesson to my boys as well. I just had a root canal last week, over a crown.

    Good times. You should see my boys run to their toothbrushes.

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  22. I just checked out blogs of note, and saw you there! Congratulations. And I'm excited that I can say "I followed you BEFORE you were incredibly famous"

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  23. Following you now, because of blogs of note. Your stories of Bob so reflect many that I have with my 5 year old. I'm glad I found you. Congrats!

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  24. I bet you are glad your tooth is sorted out now.
    I went to the dentist last week just for a check up, luckily nothing was wrong.
    I don't really mind that much going to see the dentist, its just paying out the money afterwards that i hate.

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  25. Found you on Blogs of Note. Very Funny and brings back lots of memories. My children are about to head off to college and I miss the purity of their intelligince and logic back then. Thanks for sharing your moments with everyone!

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  26. I have to send this blog for a class....hope the tooth is better!

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  27. This post has reminded me...that I'm overdue for a visit to the dentist. Hope you are feeling better. xx

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  28. very fun blog you've got here!

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  29. Oh, boy, I'm with you on that "It's almost routine" bit. It's right up there with "Oops!" in either the dentist or the gynecologist's office. And why do they insist on playing food shows in the background? Like I'm feeling like I'm ever gonna want to eat again?

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  30. reminds me of acouple of tooth experiences I've had. capped one tooth acouple a years latter it absessed. then a few years after that had the same one-a root canal. ya lots of fun.

    http://lifeslessonswithwes.blogspot

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  31. ouch. must have hurt
    http://aoilabos.blogspot.com/

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  32. Ouchie, ouchie! I hope you're feeling all better now.

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  33. Reading the phrase "trip to flavor town" makes me feel like I have a head cavity mouth canal. Also: doctors who say "whoa" or can't control their eyebrows when they read x-rays and reports should be reported or smacked. Or something.

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  34. Having a root canal isn't that bad at all, since it will get rid of the pain, and if the operation wasn't done as soon as possible, it will hurt a lot. At my teenage years, I had my first root canal when I felt total pain whenever I drink cold food or liquid. It totally made my cry due to its intensity, with that, my mother brought me to the dentists (Hendersonville, TN-located clinic) to get me checked-up and treat me as soon as possible.

    Few check-ups and x-rays later, I went on the operation. If I remembered correctly, it took me just an hour (or less) without any pain. After the whole ordeal, I am very thankful that my tooth isn't sensitive anymore, and days of rolling around in bed in pain was gone, and all thanks to the Hendersonville dentist.

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