So, there I was sitting at my computer desk last Friday morning, eating a bowl of Honey Nut O's cereal while responding to comments and reading your blogs, when suddenly I bit down on something VERY hard.
At first I thought it was a piece of cereal, but as I felt it with my tongue, I could tell that it was too hard to be a piece of cereal because it felt like a ROCK.
So I reached inside my mouth with my fingers and began sifting through mushy cereal while trying to locate whatever it was. When I first took it out of my mouth and began examining the object, I really couldn't tell WHAT it was because it was covered in half-chewed cereal and my own saliva.
I first thought it was a piece of BONE, and immediately had horrendous imaginings that it might be a bone from one of the factory workers who had perhaps cut off the tip of their finger while packing the cereal boxes.
Yeah, I know...I'm DRAMATIC aren't I?
But as I examined it closer, I suddenly saw what it was.
Shit...it was the crown from one of my back molars!!!
This was a crown that had fallen out about 16 years ago while I was eating a Tic-Tac, so I had to have it re-cemented by a dentist who did an AMAZING job. However, he did tell me that it probably wouldn't last forever and would eventually need replacing.
At first, I panicked because I am so busy right now with working so many hours during this holiday season, therefore, I don't have time to get to a dentist. But I eventually calmed down because, a) the crown is way in the back of my mouth, so you really can't see it. And b) I have the whole month of January off, so I can attend to it then.
But just for the hell of it, I went online and Googled "tooth crown cement" and discovered this...
I read that this product could be found at Walgreens drug store, so before I headed into work that day, I purchased TWO of them.
And then that night, I followed the directions very carefully, step by step, and replaced the crown.
And so far, so good! The crown is still in place and feels secure. I gotta say, this stuff worked GREAT. But I don't think I'll be eating any CARAMELS this holiday season, just to be on the safe side.
In January, I will make an appointment with my dentist to have it replaced properly.
But in the meantime....
Have a ROYALLY spectacular week everyone!
Note: This will be my last post until right before Christmas, because after today, I will be working straight through up until Christmas Eve. I will try my best to get around to your fabulous blogs in the evenings, but I can't make any promises because I may be too POOPED. I will post again on Monday, Dec. 23rd to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Thank you for your understanding and I'll see you soon...X