From Appointment Number 15: Finishing my root canal on tooth #7
|I wish I had a picture of this to scale, but if you can believe it, this finger-powered drill was practically all the way inside my tooth!|
|I practically know these little critters by name now. I bet I can almost tell by the feel of them sometimes, honestly. Freaky.|
|Whoah, I finally made it through a day without blood on my tray!|
Appointment Number 16 I unfortunately did not take any pictures of. It was just another quick filling around the posterior side of my second premolar, #29. It went so well I guess that I can barely even remember it, though I recall it was the first day I met Rakhee's new mentee Meyer, who has been assisting on the past two appointments. This was the last filling in my treatment plan after Tyler finishes the other side of that tooth where I didn't floss, which I don't even really understand the logistics of. I fear I may have to hang out with those annoying plastic wedge things for a few hours again, which every tooth in my mouth at this point knows, ruin the party!
I will however post one picture from the next appointment before my Dentrix Nintendomouth image was updated that shows the current status of all the work that had been done by the end of that appointment. If you will notice, blue is restorative, and red is all that remains to be done.
Appointment Number 17: Crown prep on tooth #3
|About to have all the decay removed from my one molar.|
|That was a BIG cavity. The biggest of any of the teeth I actually got to keep. Soon to be fitted for its crown and to be the first King of my mouth's small yet very hardworking kingdom.|
|If you can believe it, I was totally falling asleep again. I actually did for a few seconds and kinda freaked myself out of it cuz I snapped out of it and lurched a little bit when there were instruments in my mouth.|