That bites

  By Shamus   Aug 3, 2006   2 comments

Back in 2001 I wrote:

I (heart) technology. Last Thursday, I was eating a hard pretzel when I broke off the front of one of my back teeth and was left with a giant bleeding hole in my tooth. This was terrible. However, four hours later, I walked out of the dentist’s office with a totally rebuilt tooth. A few hours after that, the novocaine wore off and I enjoyed a meal as if nothing had ever gone wrong. In the thousands of years of human history, only in the last few decades has this sort of thing been possible. In centuries past, I would either have had to have it pulled (if I had access to a dentist) or wait for the tooth to become infected, die, and fall out on its own. Either way, that one mishap would have meant weeks of pain and discomfort. Technology is cool.

Sadly, things don’t always go this well. Fuzzygeek has a different sort of story about a tooth gone bad.

Ouch.

2There are nearly three comments!


  1. MOM says:

    necrotic tissue- as in gangrene

  2. Shamus says:

    I’m guessing that this is yet another sensation that feels not at all like tickling.

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