You may remember that back in the beginning of December, I managed to break my tooth on a granary sandwich (don't laugh!) and the whole corner of my tooth came off. Well, at long last, after my temporary filling had held up well over the festive season, I went to the dentist to get it repaired yesterday. My dentist was actually on leave for the whole of December, so I saw another dentist in the same practice for the temp filling & she said that the tooth probably had a hairline fracture as it contained an old, large filling which probably explained why it had been so sensitive to hot & cold. She said that when I got it properly repaired my dentist would probably drill out the entire old filling & replace it, or alternatively she could just repair & build up my tooth as it was. So, with anticipation & dread I ventured out yesterday morning. My dentist said she would probably go for the repair/build up the tooth option because my tooth contains such a large, deep filling - if she tried to drill it out the whole tooth would probably crack into pieces! :o( So, she had to remove what was left of the temp filling & to do that she gave me not one, not two, but THREE injections! The worst bit in my opinion. She wasn't particularly gentle either - I nearly hit the ceiling all three times! She did the repair which seems to be ok, but why on earth did she need to give me 3 injections unless she was planning to drill out the entire tooth? It seemed totally unnecessary to me. My mouth was numb for nearly FIVE hours! Plus when the numbness wore off I was left with aching gums & a splitting headache too.
Thankfully I had some light relief yesterday evening. I went with my friend Sarah & her daughter Jenny to see Vanity Fair at the cinema - my first visit to the 'flicks' this year, despite there being lots of films I'd really like to see at the moment! VF was quite good, there's a few sort of Bollywood moments in it, which I'm not sure totally fit in to a film of this genre, but on the whole it was most enjoyable. And as my mouth was back to normal, it meant we could tuck into some delicious Baskin Robbins ice cream too!! :oP