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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

If you can't get off on Root Canal Treatment any more

Not really Policy Police content, but you never know, dentistry might figure in the future...

I've had RCT on two teeth, and I've had problems with both of them recently. One was a molar and the whole thing broke into 3 - one for each prong of the root. I had it removed yesterday, so it's a bit sore this morning.

The other tooth is one of my two upper front ones - I had RCT on this one over 25 years ago and it has slowly gone grey over the years. I bumped it the other day with a cup of tea and the gum has swollen up alarmingly. We're having a wait and see at the moment to see if antibiotics will sort it. My dentist warns me that its days are numbered anyway, and cuz its at the front, I should consider COSMETIC SURGERY. Well, having a titanium rod screwed into my skull and then a false tooth attached thereto. There are cheaper alternatives like dentures, but I mean, that's for old people, isn't it? Anyway, I'd better get saving.

As it happens, I also got a knock at the door from an itinerant scrap dealer yesterday. He'd got one of his front teeth missing. It's a look. A scary one. I don't think it's me.

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