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BRUSH (and floss) YOUR TEETH

Journal Entry: Mon May 18, 2015, 10:43 AM
I had a tooth yanked today.

It felt ... unexpectedly satisfying. And I don't mean because it was giving me a tooth ache, and with it gone the pain too, but the actual yanking of the tooth while under local anaesthesia was a strangely pleasurable sensation. It was... I don't know how to describe it. It was like pulling a strangely shaped rock (err. a tooth shaped rock perhaps) out of the ground, or some odd root vegetable (um, a tooth shaped carrot perhaps). Only, the rock/vegetable was my tooth and the ground is ... well obviously the comparison is to my gums. Or pulling a book out of a tightly packed shelf by rocking it back and forth. Or a remote from between to sofa cushions.

I dunno. That should be enough to get your imagination going.

Obviously if I had a tooth pulled I didn't take the best care of my teeth - and the whole time I was in the US I never saw a dentist. When I got back home last year I had my teeth taken care of, which involved several fillings. All was good. Oh, there was a hiccup where I chomped on a bit of ceramic debris in some Chinese take out and chipped part of a filling, but no big deal. Then maybe a week or so ago some sensitivity to heat came back (it can happen for a while after getting a filling, but it had gone for the most part), and then three days ago it started to become rather acutely painful.

Two nights ago I needed ibuprofen to sleep, and last night the pain was the worst I've ever experienced. I almost took pliers to my own face but the pain was radiating all over the place and so I couldn't tell which tooth it was. And because I was feeling pain over such a big area of the right side of my head (my inner ear was even hurting like a motherfucker) I couldn't tell if it was one tooth at fault, or if somehow I had... I dunno, skull cancer eating my face apart. I made peace with death in that moment. I know it sounds melodramatic, but holy fuck, you experience that kind of pain and see what happens.  

If you're lazy with brushing and flossing your teeth, take my word for it, an entire life of brushing and flossing is worth the trouble to prevent the pain I experienced.  



So yeah. I barely got any sleep last night, woke up and mum took me to the dentist. He did dentist stuff and realised the tooth pretty much had to go. Complications from when I had my wisdom teeth removed meant that a root canal wouldn't have much chance for success. I didn't mind. He gave me a prescription for antibiotics and painkillers and we made an appointment for 5 days from now. I didn't last the rest of the day. Holy shit. The pain would come and go, and at my dentists advice I used cold water to calm the pain. But then just fridge cold water wasn't enough and I swear I nearly blacked out trying to get up to get crushed ice. Then that did the trick for an hour or so, but then even sipping that wasn't enough, and I found I had to keep a constant flow against the tooth. It was at that point my family, seeing me in such pain (they didn't see me writhing in bed that morning) rushed me to the dental hospital in the city.

And. Yerr. One less tooth. Much less pain. And what a difference the absence of pain makes to a person's mental well being.

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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
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niklin1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs and the watch!  :-)
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thespook Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Street photography is a new space for me, so I was looking for a bit of inspiration. Found it :)
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niklin1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck with your SP!  :-)
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theevhorscope Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Late thank you for the watch dude ^_^
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional
Why hello there old man. :stare:
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thespook Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Sup dude? Long time no poop joke :)

:peace:
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional
Poop jokes never get old. Life's still life; hope yours is too.
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thespook Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Thanks. To be honest, I'm going through some difficult problems with mental illness where I'm being forced to be patient as I go through different treatments - but it's not for you to be concerned about. Checking through your gallery I see photography and artwork that is far from what I remember of you. The growth and progression is cool to see, good on you mang. :thumbsup:
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rotane Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   General Artist
Hey man, hope you're doing alright in Spookhausen!
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thespook Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
:manhug:

It's been kinda intense but it's starting to get better.

What have you been up to these days? (and what's up with napalm riot??)
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rotane Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   General Artist
Good to hear! 

Me, not much, i hang out in front of the computer way too much these days (as evidenced by this rather quick reply), but the weather is too shitty here to be doing anything outside. Oh, and Napalm Riot? It got rebranded to RiotCore ages ago, but it never got off its feet. Ultimately, Spot decided to pull the plug a couple months ago. It was eating up his life, and it ended up being too much for him, so it's gone. A Facebook group is all that's left now. I'll send you an invite, if you want. 
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CeyDoo-BlueShine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you for your awesome stocks, used some here: ceydoo-blueshine.deviantart.co…  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ^_^
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! hope you have a nice day :party: 3-0 is an important one!
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CypherVisor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Happy birthday! :)

Have fun! :party:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Happy Birthday, Nick! Have a great day and get some cake :la: :glomp: :heart:
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Another solar orbit successfully completed! :salute:
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Thanks for the watch :]
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Thank you for the fave! :dummy:
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