MY TOOTH TOOK ME OUT!

Hello pals! I've been off the hook for a little bit, working on fall/winter stuff and fighting my wisdom teeth. Yeah I knew that they were on their way in for some time, but I've been determined not to have them removed (don't ask why, I guess I figure that they should take out the old teeth not the new ones, duh). Anyhoot. Last Thursday one of them got infected and I slept the next 3 days away and build up the courage to go to the dentist (first time in 9 yrs, thx to great genes and over all good heath). I'd done my research and was ready to demand my antibiotics and call it a day. On a side note, garlic is a fantastic natural antibiotic so I had been juicing parsley, carrots, garlic which took the swelling down...don't sleep on homeopathy, ya heard!

I digress, back to the story. A pal of mine had a root canal done at NYU's Dental school and he said the treatment was awesome and it was cheap as hell. So I hit him up for the info and headed to NYU Dental emergency yesterday morning (my face was way too swollen to make a real appointmen). When I got there it was me and one other person waiting in he calmest cleanest reception area ya ever did see (rare in NY). They took my info and the visit cost $90 (that's it!). The dental student took my x-ray poked around in my mouth and then the dentist came in and discussed what they were going to do. Basically they filled down my upper back tooth (bite equilibration), so that I wouldn't chop on my cheek and then she stuck a metal tool and cleaned the tooth (that has partially broken the surface of the gum). That part hurt like hell. Then the antibiotics were prescribed. Over all I had a pleasant experiencet highly recommend getting treated there and will be getting some of the wisdom teeth removed on May 22 (dooms day). Arrg will keep ya posted.

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  1. oh my gosh! this is crazy! i am getting my wisdom teeth pulled that same day at NYU dental school! so i guess i might see u there. good luck gurl!

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