I have an autoimmune disorder that has indirectly led to me having insane amounts of dental work. Before all that, I was fine with it. Then I got to a point where it really bothered me; just thinking about it elevated my pulse and blood pressure (and put off some necessary stuff for way too long because of that). Now I'm okay with it again. I just lie back and think of England.
I'm sorry you didn't end up with something that made the dentist grimace; I agree that would have almost made the whole thing worth it. GO BIG OR GO HOME, amiright?
Falmouth of the Mighty BlueGrass State and Commonwealth of Kentucky
Re: Getting a tooth pulled...
Mmm mm mmmmm mm mmm that deeelicious nitrous oxide, oh do I ever lves me some o' that sht!
Gee whiz darlin', now I woulda yanked the leash on that bad bad puppy for a double sawbuck, and thrown in a couple boxes of whippets to go...yeah well, what with times still bein' kinda tough and all, I just can't afford to fork out more dough to continue my dental practice at this particular time.
I'm back. Nothing disgusting (alas!) but they did give me nitrous. Which helped a lot because they had to drill IN MY JAW to get out a broken root. A lot. And stop to xray, then drill some more. You know it's bad when they keep cleaning up your face with wet gauze, I must have looked like Dexter...
I've never had nitrous before. I wish they'd sent me home with some. I tried to talk them into general anesthesia, but apparently they won't put you completely under at the dentist's office. So that was a nice compromise.
Now I just need to get the bleeding under control. Dang, how can vampires stand this stuff? Gah! Nothing hurts, they got me good and numb. They said it could be 10 hours. Yay me!
Jen, Glad to hear that all went well. I hope that you are feeling better today with minimal discomfort.