Thursday, May 28, 2009

root canal survivor!

The root canal is done. But the fun is not over, my friends. I still have two more hellish appointments that I'm sure will be even worse than this last one. Root canals are NOT as bad as you might imagine though. You are totally numb and there is less drilling and horrible noises than getting fillings. THANKS SOOO much for the iPod idea. It helped immensely. My endodontist's office actually has iPods there you can use if you don't bring your own, so that was nice.

The worst thing about it was the taste! No one warned me about this horrible chemical, poisonous taste you get!! I was seriously gagging. They kept having me swish to try and get it out but it wouldn't go away. But they weren't too worried about it. The closest thing I can describe it to would be having a mixture of bleach and chlorine poured down the back of your throat. It seriously felt like something you should NOT be swallowing!! And the disgusting taste lasted ALL DAY yesterday, making eating a real trick. Luckily I woke up with just a tiny hint of it, but after a brushing it was gone. THANK GOODNESS!!!! I have no idea what it was from. The medication on the root, the temporary filling. No idea.

One thing I can brag about . . . my endodontist said he had never seen such long and curvy tooth roots EVER. I officially have the longest roots he'd ever seen. WOO HOO! I should get a trophy or something, right?

Ok - enough tooth talk. Want to see a sneak peek of the new kit I have coming out tomorrow?!?!?!

It's bright! It's fun!! I can't wait for tomorrow to release it!

One quick LO to share before I sign out - this is my niece Eden this past Halloween!

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Isn't this a cute kit!?! It's called "Safari Sunset" by Mira Designs and it just came out today. I have been waiting for a kit with a cute lion to come along so I could scrap these pics!!  Eden was really into Lion King and Simba, so Marci dressed her up like a little Lion Cub for Halloween.  She was adorable!

Alright - that's it. Thanks for all the sweet emails and comments about my root canal. Like I said, its not as bad as you think it will be. At all. As much as I royally HATE getting dental work done, I recommend getting on a good 6 mo. schedule for cleanings and just get your teeth taken care of. Stop putting it off. You end up like me, root canal and a ton of cavities!!!!  It's so not worth it.  Plus, as soon as I'm done, I can stop worrying about it and not have it nagging at me in the back of my mind.

See you tomorrow!!


  1. Hi Britt, first of all LOVE YOU STUFF second of all I work in the dental field and I thought I'd let you know that the reason it tasted like because it was bleach! They use it after they clean the canals out to disinfect it. They other bad taste is probably the temp filling. If its white its probably called IRM, you'll know if it is because it has clove in it. It tastes like pumpkin pir gone wrong! I'm glad to hear you survived, hopefully your next few visits will be better!! Amanda

  2. SO GLAD that your root canal was better than expected!! And of course, that LO is darling. Totally darling.


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