“I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.”

On Thursday I will either be very late or I won’t be here at all. I have periodontal surgery, and I have no idea how long that will take. I guess it depends on how screaming I do.



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23 Comments on ““I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.””

  1. katry Says:

    Rodney Dangerfield Quote

  2. Birgit Says:

    Good luck and good painkillers!

  3. Rick OzTown Says:

    Had my first root canal operation through a crown yesterday. They have nerve deadening drugs in the 21st century, Kat.

    • katry Says:

      I know all about those deadening drugs as I had a tooth pulled last summer. I just hate having to sit there with my mouth open.

  4. sprite Says:

    Eek! Good luck!

  5. Hedley Says:

    I have no idea what periodontal surgery is – right back outside to give the driveway a quick going over,

    Maybe we need to suggest some soothing sounds to hasten your recovery.

    I suggest – Van Morrison “Astral Weeks”

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      It is surgery on my gum. There is a lump which needs to be removed and biopsied. The dentist said it is not uncommon.

    • Birgit Says:

      In case Hedley’s Astral Weeks is too soothing and chewing is difficult you may want to try Dr.Feelgood’s Milk And Alcohol?

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit – Seriously, The Feelgoods ??? If you don’t have it pick up the boxset “All through the city” which pretty much has everything on it and a fab DVD of the boys especially Wilko going bonkers

        Your friend who is down by the jetty in Detroit

      • katry Says:

        I’m hoping Dr. Feelgood has something better in mind!

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, “Feelgood” and “Alcohol” can’t be wrong 😉
        Thanks, I’ll keep my eyes open for this box set. I only have 2 LPs I haven’t heard in ages but I enjoy every live recording I can get and especially love Milk And Alcohol. I saw them live once, must have been end-80’s/ early-90’s, great concert, constantly smoking Lee Brilleaux really rocked it.
        Greetings from a town which recovers from the main soccer event for us for years. German DFB Cup quarter final yesterday, Munich won 0:3 but it could have been much worse for our 2nd league team. Even broadcasted on TV but unfortunately I couldn’t watch 🙁

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit – Well my team sits second in the Premier League and has a trip to Manchester City on Sunday. Team is playing great football

        Totally dislike Bayern Munich – give me Dortmund any time

  6. Richard Says:

    Oh dayyyyyyum! Best of luck with that surgery. It’s for reasons such as this I decided to have all my teeth yanked in ’06 and go with ‘falsies.’ When y’ look at it from the point of view that we enter this world bald, hairless, and toothless, it’s just the circle achieving closure … I do hope your dentist provided you with some ass-kickin’ painkillers.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Richard

      I’m with you on the painkillers.

      This is on my gun between two teeth and has nothing to do with the teeth. I’d like to keep the teeth I have considering the attention I give them.

  7. olof1 Says:

    I hope it all went well and wasn’t too painful!

    • katry Says:

      The worst was the first needle he inserted to numb the area then there were 2 more. He took off two lumps, one up and the other down. He put a “bandaid” over the two hole. He called them bandaids but they were the consistency pf bubble gum. He hoped they’d stay on at least a day. It already fell off.

      • Bob Says:

        Glad you are back among the living. 🙂 My ancestors played a dirty trick on me by bequeathing me bad teeth. I’ve put several dentist’s kids through college over the years.

        Dentistry is a wonderful profession. Everyone needs their teeth cleaned twice a year and tooth reconstruction goes on forever. First cavities are filled with amalgam which eventually fails and is replaced by a crown. After a couple of crown replacements a root canal becomes necessary. When that fails your tooth can be replaced by a bridge. When the bridge fails the teeth that support it and the bridge are replaced by implants. The implants can be paid for by selling the family home. This doesn’t include periodontal treatments for gum disease.

      • katry Says:

        I too have helped support the families of dentist. This one, though, was covered almost completely by insurance as it was surgery.

        Your description of the life of teeth and the income of dentists was perfect! I think I have 4 crowns, two were the result of a fall down the stairs, not unexpected with me. This is my first visit to a periodontist. Luckily my insurance covers most of it as it was surgery.

  8. lilydark Says:

    Ouch ouch. I need a cavity filled and I everyday I vow to call to make an appointment, and every day I don’t. Should I box up some painkillers and mail them to you. Did they give you more bandaids to cover up the hole?

    One thing I don’t understand is the obsession with having pearl white teeth. I admit they look nice, but all the gadgets and creams people use to have pearl white teeth is beyond me. ( Although I do like the look)

    I’ll be joining you in wearing a brown tie or armband.

    Have you tried this medication?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m42F4da-Fr4

    Take Care,
    Lori and the crew

    • katry Says:

      I can’t remember when last I had a cavity. I have had a few fillings replaced as the old ones were of a material they don’t use anymore so the dentist filled them and the teeth look so much better.

      They did use band-aids but they look like gum and the same consistency. The dentist said they should last 2-3 days. The first fell out 2 hours after I got home.

      I haven’t used that one!


  9. lilydark Says:

    Nope. Soon. I promised myself in March. Then they start talking about certain parts of my teeth will need implants, which I doubt my insurance will pay any of the expensive price. I need to find a dentist who is more up to date with people with low immune systems.

    As you know I had to take Ms. Meow to the vets. The problem is in her mouth. I am waiting for a biopsy from the vet by Sunday.

    The crew is very scared, as they do believe it is a strong possibility that she has an form of cancer which cannot be treated.

    Lori and her impatient crew.

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