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Ah, dentistry.

Are there any tricks for making Novocaine wear off faster?

It's been two hours now since the dentist replaced one of my fillings and let me go, but I still can't feel the right side of my lips or chin. Most annoying.

On the plus side, he did NOT use one of those sheets of rubber (dental dams?) that they sometimes stretch across your mouth as if dressing you for the part of "serial killer victim". I greatly despise those things. But then surely no one likes them.

I was so relieved at the absence of the dental dam, and at the fact that I couldn't feel the drilling, that I almost giggled at one point when a silly thought occurred to me. Always a bad idea to giggle when your mouth is full of mirrors and sharp pointy things.

The silly thought? The dentist fished out a couple of those cotton rolls from my gums, and asked for new dry ones from his assistant, since these had gotten soaked. "Sorry," I imagined saying. "I guess I've been reading too much slash and thinking too much about actors lately. Bound to be drooling more than usual."

Hee.

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pipu
Aug. 29th, 2002 03:54 pm (UTC)
Weird, I was just at the dentist yesterday (having a crown put on, so I must be royalty now)... Sorry, no advice on waking the face back up, I was numbed at 3:30, and stayed that way until 7pm. And I did have that gross green rubber in my mouth - yuck!
mollyringle
Aug. 29th, 2002 04:39 pm (UTC)
Eck...my deepest consolations. But at least that's over now!

(I'm royalty too...good old-fashioned gold one in the back.)
hollinelf
Aug. 29th, 2002 04:20 pm (UTC)
Heh, I know how it is thinking about actors ^^ I was watching the last few minutes of LotR (from where Boromir was shot) which was playing in a shop in town with my friend. I leaned against my friend with me and we sighed contentedly at the movie. We muct have looked an odd sight, but we weren't the only ones, two other people stopped to watch too ^^* hooray for PEF/PHF everywhere!
mollyringle
Aug. 29th, 2002 04:41 pm (UTC)
Ahh!

I stared at those acronyms (PEF/PHF) for quite a long minute before finally figuring them out. Pervy Elf Fanciers/ Pervy Hobbit Fanciers!

Heehee. Yes. I am both. *sigh*
hollinelf
Aug. 30th, 2002 12:38 am (UTC)
Just wondering, have you read Cassie Claire's LotR Secret Diaries? I love them ^^
mollyringle
Aug. 30th, 2002 12:55 pm (UTC)
But of course! Those are brilliant, truly brilliant. They made my entire month when I first discovered them.

I'm quite tempted to buy one of the T-shirts someone made with VSD quotes on them. ("Still the prettiest"..."Not King yet"..."Stupid Ring, Stupid Quest, Stupid Fellowship"... hehehe.)
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