Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Look Ma, No Cavities!

Amusingly enough, it was my mother who had an abscessed tooth when we went to the dentist on May 19 for our biannual checkups. I got off clean!

The dentist scheduled my mother for a root canal yesterday, although the x-rays indicated the tooth might actually be split. Sure enough, once he started working he confirmed that the root was split. The only remedy was to pull the tooth.

My mother emerged with half her face sliding off thanks to the Novocaine, and a wad of cotton where the tooth used to be.

Needless to say, we went straight home from the dentist's office and my mother laid down as soon as she got in the house. My mother is on blood thinners, so it took forever for the bleeding to stop. Not a fun day for her.

Monday is my usual day at the barn, but it was so hot and muggy (for us wimps in the Pac NW) that I didn't mind altering my schedule. I'm sure Phantom is enjoying his extended vacation.

1 comment:

Shared Glory said...

:( This makes me so so sad! Give your mom a hug from me (and my mom)!!!