Yep – two posts about my tiaras in the span of 7 days.
It’s that bad.
For those of you that have never had this done, here’s a basic overview of the process:
Sorry for the blurry image- I couldn’t find any other step-by-step pics that didn’t include actual mouths…and that would just be gross…
In short: For 2+ hours I had my jaw open as wide as it would go while the dentist removed my old fillings & ground down (“shaped”) the teeth in so the two crowns would fit over top & in line with my other teeth. Fun, right?
It wasn’t bad while it was happening. It was afterwards that hurt.
I had the work done on Thursday afternoon. By night time I felt like I got punched in the face – right in the jaw bone…on both sides since I had work done on both sides…
This jaw soreness lasted about 2 or 3 days. (And may not happen if you get work done on front teeth…mine were both in the very back of my mouth.)
Anyhow, after two days of painful yawning and small bites of food the jaw pain subsided…
…And the sensitivity kicked in.
I’m good with hot & cold. Yippie! That means I’m good to go with my usual yogurt/berries/granola breakfast & something warm and delicious for dinner!
It’s anything SWEET that gets to me.
Sweets seem to make the two teeth throb…like “I just got braces and my mouth really hurts” throbbing……after I’m done eating. (again, no pain while I’m actually eating.)
This makes me sad – grapes, cake, apples, sugar, ice cream, bananas, clementines, cough drops even hurt! I know this about cough drops because I sucked on one in the middle of the night last night & then work up at 3am with a throbbing face…
The only thing I’ve found that doesn’t result in soreness is honey. Thank god for honey.
I get my “permanent” crowns in about 2 more weeks. Until then me and my choppers are going to be really good friends with this:
Now on to the “teacup” section of this post – because I just can’t talk about only one thing!
Several of my coworkers and friends (and their families) have been ill recently…some with a stomach bug, some with the flu, some with “flu-like” symptoms.
My throat started hurting a little on Wednesday morning, and I’ve been getting some weird sinus pressure….but so far that’s it….Diggity has the same sinus pressure, but no sore throat.
I learned yesterday that coffee doesn’t do a body good when you feel a cold coming on.
But tea? Tea is nice.
For 2 days now I’ve been downing tea like it’s my job. Green tea, chamomile tea, black tea, mint tea…all of them…with honey…lots of honey.
I think I’ve gone through half a bear already!
Not only does the tea soothe my sore throat…but it also satisfies my sweet tooth since I load it up with boat-loads-o-honey! And no pain afterwards!
Luckily, whatever this “cold” is trying to turn into hasn’t really impacted my workouts. I’m a bit sluggish, but still able to get in a rockin’ workout.
You heard that right: Sprints for 2 min – 10 seconds standing, 10 seconds seated – after 45 min of hill climbs. Still not easy, but I’m able to keep my pace up while standing for much longer now.
Tonight I’m going to try out a (new to me) yoga class at the YMCA…I’m still taking a “break” from running after my ankle twist over the weekend. There will be pool time on Friday.
And honey, there is certainly more honey in my future…teacup or not.
Have you ever had any major dental work done? Please tell me this sensitivity will get better! I had my wisdom teeth out in college & braces twice, but the pain never lasted this long!