The Orthodontist Killed my Jaw

I am in much pain. No, not much, ALL pain. I feel like a saw went to my gum. I just had an implant in---yes, I am complaining (eat my shorts whoever it is that thinks I complain too much)---a screw that is going in my gum beneath my teeth so some special thing can get done for alignment and braces. Not only do I have a metal screw in my gum, I have heavier wiring, and I feel like death. DEATH I tell you. I am no wimp either. I can fight pain. I am about to puke.

No, I am alive. And this living human feels lots of PAIN.

The Girl was in the room when the doctor screwed the screw in with her tool. I felt it the whole time. Not a pleasant experience, but with my daughter there I decided I would do my best to keep my face and body still.

"Are you using a screwdriver?" she asked the doc.

"Sort of," she said.

"Are you just screwing it in?"

"You could say that," the doc answered.

"Looks like you are about done," the Girl said as I laughed at the oddness of the whole situation. The doctor was trying to make it less traumatic for the Girl while I was trying to keep a good face for the Girl and the doctor. Uh, yeah, it hurts, but uh, lets just get this thing over with, k?

"Can I see the screw?" the Girl asked.

Right then the doc was finished with the job and she allowed the Girl to see my gum.

"That's vile!" Her face went sour and she backed up.

"That's a big word for a little girl," the doc said, "you get that from your brothers?"

"No," I said, "from her mother."

Is the pain supposed to hit my ear? I am so not good. I will so not sleep tonight and I will so not eat food for a long long time.

Excuse me now (seriously) while I go upstairs to die. Heaven help me if I ever get a bullet wound.


Mrs. Sinta said...

Heck, they don't screw in bullets.

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Emily said...

I'm so sorry. It sounds absolutely horrible. I hope you get some relief soon.

Groovy Mom said...

Oh Rachel, that sounds miserable. Dental work is never a picnic, but ugh. I agree with The Girl. That is vile! So sorry. Hang in there.

thislittlepiggy said...

Does all that metal in your mouth taste like coinage? Shudder.

Dapoppins said...

I really hope you don't die! And I am sorry you are in so much pain. I hope your family is taking care of you.

Anne said...

So... did you puke?

Uncle Joe said...

Is what he did legal?
that sounds terrible.

Bee Repartee said...

Maybe they think since you can birth children you can do anything. I hope you have Dapoppins dentist. He gives her lots and lots of good drugs.

doozie said...

I'm hoping you didn't try to be brave and turn down the pain meds.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get dentures before I go through any of that.

I'm not one to be trifled with when it comes to my gums