My sick tooth is gone. Presumably, this will also cure the abscess in the gum above the tooth. It was ironic because this tooth was in my gum as solid as a rock. Not even a wobble. The dentist cut it into pieces and took it out piece by piece, although I feel like I was also recently punched in the face. There was a lot of powerful tugging on that tooth. I could be in a better mood.
How long this will take to heal is anyone’s guess. A few days? A week? I’ve had teeth that healed pretty much overnight and a couple that took weeks. One shattered so badly I was pulling shards of tooth out of my gum for months afterwards. I did not go back to that dentist. I’m feeling very anti-dentist at the moment, but it will pass. He didn’t do anything wrong. It was just not very pleasant for me.
Meanwhile, my diet will be tepid everything. No straws, nothing crunchy, nothing chewy, all mush all the time. In THIS house, this means one of two meals: canned Chef-Boyardee beefaroni or mac and cheese. Everything else requires chewing. I have to wait until my Coke goes flat and warm before I can drink it. It’s the idea that counts.
So. If I’m not peppy and entertaining, it’s all about the tooth. This one didn’t shatter, so I’m hoping it’ll heal fast.
We have three red leaves on the maple tree right outside my front window. I’ll try to take a pictures of it and take subsequent pictures as it changes color. It’s our only full-sized maple tree. The other trees that change color are the sassafras — they turn gold — and our Japanese Maple which turns a brilliant scarlet, but not until November. Otherwise, it’s all oak trees. They change to bronze and hold onto their leaves sometimes through the winter, depending on the weather. They are beautiful reflected in the rivers, but not very interesting from the back deck. They won’t even begin to change until late October although the lack of rain may change that. It’s hard to tell. I’m still hoping for unexpected rain. None is expected, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get some anyway.
I need a good autumn this year. It has been an awful year. A good autumn could really help!