Dinner is over and I am rinsing the dishes but something does not feel right. Slowly, with dread and hesitation, I slide my tongue around and over my teeth and discover something is missing! I have a hole . . . a gap . . . a space . . . a temporary crown is supposed to be there. What happened? How did this happen? How could it have fallen off and gone unnoticed as I chewed my dinner? It must have been the stir-fried asparagus.
“No, remember I had a root canal, there are no nerves in that tooth. I feel nothing, just a big hole”
Flash forward to Monday morning: I can get in to see the dentist at 10:00.
The dental assistant leads me back to the chair and announces, “I have your crown. I called the lab and he said he was finishing it up. So we can put the crown on today.”
Relief washes through me as I hear those words. Thirty minutes later I am out the door and on my way home! I hope this is the end of my dental issues for quite some time.