Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bridging the Gap

the Gap
No Gap

For those of you who have not heard the ongoing saga of Jennie and her dentist adventures, I will fill you in. Way back at the beginning of February, I was fullfilling my calling as a visiting teacher. It had snowed quite a lot. I was traversing up the driveway to visit my fellow sister, when my not so grippy fake Uggs slipped right out from underneath me and I landed right on my two front teeth. It was all very ugly. I quickly ran inside and called my dentist. I had completely knocked my left front tooth loose and the right front tooth had a nice chip taken out of it. The dentist fixed the chipped tooth right away and then did a root canal on the loose one in order to "save" the tooth from death. Well, the tooth died anyway and of course started to turn brown at the top. If anyone knows me and my vanity at all, that did not fly with me. So I went back again and he injected the hole where my root canal had been performed, with bleach. He did this on 4 separate occasions. Long story short,(way too late) the tooth never was white enough for my liking and it still hurt like a mother. So I went to a different dentist (my childhood and families dentist). He did some x-rays and found that there was still decay in the root and that is why I still had pain and discoloration. So he did a root canal and injected it with bleach. It finally worked!! So after 3 1/2 months of repeated dental visits, I think that my teeth are fixed. Keep your fingers crossed! And to add to it all, he fixed my gap in between my two front teeth. I know most people didn't notice my gap, or thought it was "jennie" , but I am happy that it is gone. My father shed a single tear because we no longer share the bond of being gap toothed. I, am not so sad. the end


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that story.

Bailey

alison said...

you could have that story bound in a little book. Who is your dentist?

Lawsons said...

All i can say is ouch! I hate teeth and mouth pain- there is nothing worse. I would way rather have a baby, than even hear the word root canal!

Rachel said...

So glad your teeth are finally fixed. Love the non-gap! I had actually not really noticed you had one before. Yeah for uniformly white teeth!

Kellie and Nick said...

I think they look sooo good! I'm happy for you!

diane said...

Your teeth are beautiful! Is your Dad Dave Letterman...hee hee?!

It's a Crazy Life said...

Your teeth look great! I am funny about teeth its the first thing I notice about people!

Megan Bartlett said...

Hehehehehe! That's a good story! I'm very glad your gap is no longer open for business! I personally never realized you had one, but since you're so happy about it, I'm happy for you!!!