Man, it feels weird
My dentist repaired an ablation fracture on the back side of one of my eye teeth yesterday, adjusting my bite a little in the process. The repair itself is a beautiful bit of micro-sculpture, at least from what I can tell by my tongue. The weird part is that I have a minor sunburn on the roof of my mouth. The repair material is set by UV light, and the fracture was right at the gumline so there was no way to avoid exposure. Oh well, it’s been 12 hours and it is almost all better now.
He’s a wonderful geek, my dentist – he likes historical technology too. His latest project is that he built his own spinning wheel by copying a 17th century example, and is learning to spin his own yarn. For Christmas I gave him a nifty book on fracture mechanics that I enjoyed recently.