Tongue-the Fastest Healing Part of the Body

by teenyuck 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • teenyuck

    I learned this from the dental assistant yesterday.

    Got my cleaning about 1 month ago and my teeth require a little work. 1 filling and two crowns, all in a row.

    I went in yesterday for the first of two sessions. They were going to do the filling and get the other two teeth ready for crowns.

    In the process of grinding down my teeth, the dentist apparently "nicked" my tongue. My tongue and mouth were totally numb, so I felt nothing.

    Three hours later I went home. Mouth and jaw very sore. I started to get feeling back in my tongue and started touching the crowns. One popped off!

    I decided to look in the mirror and see what the dentist did. My tongue looked like ground beef on the right side. As the novacain wore off I really felt it.

    I went back to the dentist office and they reglued the temporary crown on.

    My tongue was so sore I could not speak last night.

    This morning it feels better, however, it looks like I tried to cut it off.

    I also learned an old dental trick...when the dentist fits the crown he/she pushes down on your gums go the crown will go below the gum line. OUCH!!!! I had good they are also sore and red. They do NOT heal as quickly as the tongue.

    Now I remember why I hate going to the dentist....even a nice one who gives lots of pain relief.

  • roybatty

    Ever see the movie "Little Show of Horrors"? Steve Martin plays a dentist that you might find somewhat familiar. :)
    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Elsewhere


    (Sound of me fainting)

    "As every one knows, there are mistakes in the Bible" - The Watchtower, April 15, 1928, p. 126
    Believe in yourself, not mythology.
    <x ><

  • wonderwoman77

    roy...good movie but it is Little Shop of Horrors

    puff..sorry about your experience, hope you feel better

  • one

    and when two people decide to use exercise their tongue they feel mutually better, a truly healing organ

  • teenyuck

    Elsewhere!! Wake up! It's ok!

    Thanks for your thoughts...I could not figure out why the dental assistant told me that factoid. Once I saw the result, even I could figure it out.

    I should have realized that something was not right when the dentist took about 1 hour to grind the teeth and the assistant kept sucking up the stuff in my mouth.

    I loved Little Shop of Horrors. The dentist I went to before this one was like Steve Martin!

  • teenyuck

    LOL @one...that is a great point!

  • roybatty

    DOE! Did I say "Show"? Jeez, ok, I'll go back to sleep now.

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