You remember how I said the top of the filling had come off my tooth? And I was told I couldn’t get an appointment for weeks if it wasn’t an immediate emergency? And I thought I’d look around to see if anyone else could do it quicker?
Well, guess what, I didn’t; I thought, given that this has happened before, that it would be okay to leave it for a bit, just keep the area clean to avoid infection. And guess what, just now, one entire side of the tooth started wobbling. Oh, that’s great. I expect the top of the filling was not just there to prevent things getting to the rest of the filling, but was also keeping the tooth together. Terrific.
Of course, it appears that it’s utterly impossible to see dentists on Saturdays or Sundays, according to my phone calls. I’m not in immediate pain so it’s not an emergency. However I now don’t want to eat anything in case it causes half the tooth to entirely come out. I seem to have managed to jam the wobbly bit back in there but I don’t trust it to behave itself now… hopefully I’m not going to swallow it in the night, or inhale it. I’m guessing they’ll probably want to take the whole tooth out and replace it with something expensive. Got an appointment for Monday 9am at the second-nearest dentist.
Sorry, this is not as entertaining as the last tooth entry but I’m quite worried and it’s completely killed any positive mood I had. Watching the latest played-entirely-straight piece of CNN propaganda (focus on kindly US troops teaching Iraqi orphans to play American football out of the goodness of their hearts, which apparently also requires leading them in chants of “America! America! America!” and “Democracy! Democracy! Democracy!” – no, I am not joking, I think it was supposed to be heartwarming) didn’t help. You can watch this if you have a CNN Newspass or RealOne Superpass, but I don’t because it’s a waste of money and I don’t want to see it again anyway.
Mind you, there was an appalling segment this morning about the two Muslims arrested by the Army at Guantanamo Bay – the ones who were supposed to be on the US side, that is – which immediately assumed that they were both guilty and asked at length “should we ban all Muslims from the Army?” despite the fact that one of them hasn’t even been charged yet. I didn’t like that either. But I was trying to forget about it. CNN on TV is very different from the CNN website.
Sod. Don’t open beer bottles with your teeth, kids.