I recently had an accident with an already fractured pre-molar. The pain that emanated round the cavern of the mouth when that happened was indescribable! It felt like my ears would pop out!
If I could draw (which I can’t but I have a decent imagination 🙂 ), the pain signals would be like those cartoon images where they depict sonar pulses that capture the sound of vessels or echoes underwater… :p
The pain echoed round the mouth. And you will appreciate echoes of pain is none too funny. Unlike the cartoon echoes at some “Echo Point” or other that yells back… Hello..o..o..o.o….. You don’t want “Hello” echoing to this pain.
Well, the long and short of it is that the fracture’s too deep and the tooth couldn’t be saved ie: can’t do a root canal and crowning to preserve it. So out it had to come and some form of replacement tooth will go in its place.
I was just thinking (and a friend would probably say, I overthink everything..what could one possibly ruminate over a lost tooth?)… but as I was saying… :p … I was thinking that it wasn’t just the loss of a tooth.
Besides my three wisdom teeth (which everybody loses), I have not lost any adult tooth prior to this. And it seems at this point a reminder of time passing. Really quickly at that!
Losing something permanent just seems well… permanent! It’s like a death. (Pardon me, those in more dire situations than this… my heart goes out to you. It’s metaphorical for me, I admit, but too real for you.) So figuratively speaking, I was saddened (for awhile) and mourned inwardly, for the loss, but I rebounded. Particularly remembering those with greater loss or threatened loss of life and limb. At least, mine could be replaced. Artificial or otherwise. I was reminded to look on the bright side – “after it is fixed”, I was told, “the tooth will be virtually indestructible”. Any superhero with an indestructible tooth that can save the world? 😀
The next loss from the dead pre-molar (it was literally dead) … food!!! I miss food!!! I was on a liquid diet (exacerbated by a very, very bad flu), then soft diet in between all the consultations! Those who know me would know that would be the greatest torture. Now you know. Don’t bother about electrocution with me. Just withhold food, I’ll spill all! 😀
BUT and yes it’s quite a big one… the butt (apologies to those more refined) shrank. I lost quite a bit of weight. Now that’s one loss I won’t be mourning. BUT and yes, the double TT might make its grand reappearance when I go back to my normal diet. But it will be a glorious return. I will never be hungry again. :p I look forward to that. My sister’s promised a glorious chap goh mei meal! Yay!! 🙂 🙂
PS: To all those who are suffering through loss, a thousand apologies. It must be really dark times. I make light, only, of my plight.