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Not looking forward to the next bit

December 22, 2010

Meeting with an “oral and maxillofacial surgeon” tomorrow for a consult.  My dentist referred me to one, who said it was beyond his comfort zone and referred me to this guy so we’ll see.  It seems that damage to the root of one of my teeth started a slowly growing infection that has been eating away at the bone supporting one of my upper eye teeth.  They’re gonna go in sideways, cut off the root of the tooth (without removing it), carve out the damaged bone, and put in some bone from a dead guy.  But I prefer the term; “zombie bone”, or at least have dibs on it for a band name.

But no, not looking forward to any part of this.  It has “gonna suck” written all over it.

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  1. Ray M
    December 22, 2010 at 13:07 | #1

    You have my sympathy. I’ve been visiting periodontists for years – no, decades – and it still isn’t fun.

    Best wishes.

  2. December 22, 2010 at 15:47 | #2

    I’m sending my wishes that all will go well.

  3. December 23, 2010 at 03:47 | #3

    Here’s hoping things go well. Haven’t had dental surgery done in decades, and while it was pretty painless I still don’t want to relive the experience.

  4. December 23, 2010 at 07:05 | #4

    OWWWH! Even just reading this had my nerves atingling :-(

    Talk about in-your-face threats :-(

    All the best, George.

  5. dof
    December 23, 2010 at 15:52 | #5

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the good wishes.

    Update: alas, I met the surgeon yesterday and he said with the existing bone infection that they can’t do the graft so it’s 3 ops instead of 1. I’m going to try and not think about it over Christmas break, the first op isn’t scheduled yet but after Christmas.

    I’m not actually in that much pain. Surgeon said the infection destroyed the relevant nerve.

  6. December 24, 2010 at 17:36 | #6

    Pretty good chance some of that bone is cow. Or pig. Dead, though.

  7. dof
    December 24, 2010 at 17:41 | #7

    Zombie cows!!! I’m gonna have to get a bigger chainsaw…

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