I do like this photo. The took this panoramic x-ray a couple weeks back and left it on the screen while I waited for the doctor to come in the office. I just had to take some pictures of my teeth.
Take a look at those white spots everyone. Those were cavities. That is what happens when you don't go to the dentist for a decade. Sure my teeth didn't hurt but I knew I should have been getting checkups and cleanings. Though I was ashamed, I bit the bullet and when in to have it done. It took a couple visits for them to take care of me. I now consider it one of the best corrections to a mistake I have ever made.
My big concern right now is whether to go with nitrous or to be totally knocked out. I was to be able to get home as soon as possible so I am leaning towards the nitrous with some local shots of anesthesia. My concern of them putting me under is having a dental hygienist stick a needle in my arm. The people at the blood center have a heck of a time getting a needle in my arm. I am not sure a hygienist will be able to do it any better.
The other concern is what shirt to wear. I need to remember not to wear white. As cool as it may seem to walk out of the office with blood on my shirt, I don't think the surgeon would think it is as cool as I would.
I am curious as to what kind of meds they may give me. Vicadin? Percoset? What killer pill will I get to pop?