Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Do you know where your crown has been?

I had yet another dental appointment today, this time to put in the final 2 crowns from my root canals. One of them was a temp since the first root canal in February, so I was definitely on borrowed time with that one. Needless to say, I was happy to be finally done!

My dentist prepped everything, then went to put them in (without the cement) to see how they fit. I suddenly felt something hit the back of my throat. I immediately shot up and started coughing. Nothing came up, so I thought I must have imagined the feeling. I then swallowed, feeling something go down. I screamed, "I just swallowed something!" He looked in my mouth, and sure enough I swallowed a crown. For a second the dentist, assistant and I just stared at each other.

"Uh, I could go try and throw it up" I offered.

"Really?" the assistant replied. "You think you can?"

The dentist sat there, still looking stunned while I went into the bathroom.

After a few minutes in the bathroom (I will leave those lovely details out, except to say the crown made a nice clinking noise when it came out) I came out with the crown in my hands. Dr. Smaha went and disinfected it, then cemented it in my mouth, good as new!

He felt really bad. Apparently I am the first one that has swallowed something like that in all his years practicing. Leave it to me. All I know was that I did not want to have to have a new crown made and come back again!

His office sent me the nice bouquet of cookie flowers shown above.

Do you know where crown has been?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, gross, thank goodness you have always been able to throw up so easily. I am happy you finally have that appointment behind you. Mom

Suzanne said...

Lunch money and cookies? What a nice dentist!

So now that you have been crowned, I hope you done with the dentist for a while.

Katie said...

OMG! That's crazy! I don't know if I could have made myself throw up! I mean, I completely agree that it was probably the best way to go, but I am a total baby when it comes to yacking. I am so impressed.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Laura said...

this is the craziest thing I have ever heard.
what else can we make you swallow and throw up???

cardiogirl said...

Yuuu-uuuck! I truly have so many crowns that I have my own kingdom.

Now I am completely paranoid that I will need another crown (although there aren't many heirs left to promote.) And that I will swallow it and have to eat tons of bran muffins and buy a big strainer.

Ugh. As Shrek says, better out than in. Glad it came out immediately.

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