Sipping a beverage from a mug’s a sloppy endeavor when half the mouth’s shot full of Novacaine.
So a green straw with my Starbucks coffee and a napkin for a drool bib it is.
Yes, today brought the visit with the endodontist to assess the condition of the molar root-canaled three weeks ago. As I predicted, there was no permanent sealing of the tooth. Matter of fact, a new development (also anticipated and introducing additional costs) leaves the tooth in the same status as three weeks ago: pending.
So after retreatment, I return in two weeks for further evaluation, at which point we proceed accordingly.
Pending pending pending, the dental word of the day.
Meanwhile, I’m gettin’ to be old hat at lengthy Novacaine injections, root canals and dental dams.
Drinking from a cup with an unshapeable numbed-out mouth, however, still needs work.