Mar. 4th, 2012

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About two weeks ago, feeling a bad cold coming on, I decided to venture out and eat some comfort food. So I found myself at Brent's Deli in Northridge eating matzo ball soup and bread - about the softest food you can possibly eat - when one of my teeth made this sickening CRUNCH noise. I'd not noticed any problems with it up until this point, but whatever happened, happened, and it was suddenly very loose and very painful.

So I made an emergency appointment with a dentist the next day, who took one look at it and the accompanying x-rays and sent me right away to a periodontist, who decided the tooth was coming out; no saving it. I had something called Internal Resorption. Apparently, it's fairly rare, and it's sometimes caused by trauma to the tooth, but often times, they have no idea what causes it. Since I've not had any trauma to my tooth (unless one of you is breaking into my house and punching me in the face in my sleep), I'm assuming I fall into the second camp. Anyway, Internal Resorption is where the tooth rots from the inside out. And there's really no obvious symptom, unless you're seeing a dentist regularly, which, clearly, I have not been. And by the time this happened, it was too late. I think basically, so much of the tooth had eaten away at itself on the inside, that it just collapsed.

So, at the moment, I'm minus one tooth. When I smile, I look like meth addict. Or a hockey player. Yeah, let's go with that one.

I'll be getting a replacement, but it's a long process; it'll be several weeks before it's in. I'm thinking of getting a fake gold tooth, encrusted with a diamond.
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I knew I liked my periodontist when, in the midst of him taking the tooth out, with me woozy from the gas, I realized he was playing Weird Al on his iPod and singing along enthusiastically.


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