I just got back from the dentist. I am so embarrassed to say it has been YEARS since I have been to the dentist (I will not tell you how long it has been). We didn't have dental insurance until last year, and I didn't sent an appointment until now because I was too embarrassed. Anyways, surprisingly I didn't any cavities!!!! I was shocked! However, they did have to replace one filling that I had since I was a kid.
This ended up being quite traumatic. For some reason Novocaine really doesn't work on me, it never has, but this time was the worst. I told them this prior to them giving me the shots, just to warn them so they knew I have had this problem previously.
They still gave me the normal dosage and attempted to do whatever they do. I could feel it. So they gave me more. And I still could feel it. Then they gave me some more in the roof of my mouth and in different parts around the tooth. I still could feel it. Then they gave me a different kind of shot in the nerve endings of the tooth. I still could feel it.
At this point they thought I was faking and was just nervous. They came in and asked if I was nervous and gave me some breathing techniques. I told them I wasn't nervous but I could actually feel a sharp piecing pain. They still didn't believe me so they suggested that if this last shot didn't work that I come in another time because I couldn't get anymore today and they could give me some gas to relax. THEY JUST DIDN'T GET IT!! I WASN'T SCARED!
So they tried again and I could still feel it but it was tolerable. It hurt, don't get me wrong, but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to come back. I just suffered through the pain. That's right...I AM TOUGH!
I am at home now, since half my face is frozen. I am going to wait until my face thaws out to go to work. I took a picture of myself when I got home because I secretly think the after affects of numbing medicines are fun and funny. When I saw the result above I thought it was pretty funny so I went on gchat to show Pat my face while he was at work. He snapped some pictures of me...and well...the results aren't so flattering...When I saw the pictures he took I was laughing so hard which made me look even worse, hence the last picture!!