Friday, December 12, 2014

Temporary Crown Hell

The latest nice Christmas news is that I splurged on this vintage brooch and earring set at Goodwill for $24.  The price seems high for Goodwill but in cases like these, I use my trick of asking myself if I would pay this price in a vintage shop.  It's just a good reminder to remember that as long as I love the item and I think it is a fair price, I should just buy it. 
The light lavender background that the jewelry is sitting on are my new AG Stevie Sateen jeans that are my new favorite pants.   
This cute little owl ornament, along with my AG jeans earned me a popper from Anthropologie on Black Friday.  I let my daughter choose if she wanted to open it in the store or at home with the reminder that if we opened it at home, we may miss out if we got the candy gift.  She wanted to wait and when we opened it at home, it was the card to receive the candy stick.  Oops!            
The latest not nice Christmas news is having to deal with a temporary crown on my lower back molar for two weeks.  It's hard to indulge in fun festive foods when you have to try and chew on one side of your mouth.  Even with all my careful eating, the temporary fell off last Friday night which meant a weekend of exposed tooth without a crown.  
I can now write a manual of how to live with this situation.  Microwave all cold soft foods and don't go above 100 degrees for warm drinks like coffee.  For me, I found that I could not go over or under the 100 degree mark.       
Meatloaf has become my new best friend since it is so hearty and quenches my hunger.
Wednesday cannot come soon enough when I hit the two week mark and my new crown arrives.   

The blue birds and pine cone above are part of the Anthropologie holiday display.  

8 comments:

  1. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your crown issues! Hope all goes well at the dentist!

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    1. Thank you! My permanent is scheduled to go in on Wednesday and from there I just have to cross my fingers that I don't feel anymore discomfort after that, because if I do, I may need a root canal.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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  2. Teeth problems are awful. I hope you're all fixed up again soon.

    Love the brooch and the owl.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I have to say I have been lucky with my teeth up until my forties. That is not too bad for a dessert lover. This is only my second crown and I am hoping that I don't need a root canal with this tooth. December is not a great time to deal with teeth issues.
      The brooch is a pretty one, Thank you.
      Have a nice Monday,
      Stacey

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  3. Yikes. My biggest fear when I am getting a crown is that it the temporary will come off. Yikes!!! Can you glue it back with polygrip? Aaaagghhh... my mouth is hurting just thinking about it.
    How fun to get a popper! Even if you didn't end up getting the candy after all!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. This is my second crown but the first time I have had a temporary pop off. I could not believe it had to happen on a Friday night! Anyway, I get the permanent on Wednesday but because of the occasional discomfort I have been having, the Dentist is going to use an adhesive that can allow for the crown to come off if I need a root canal. What a drag, especially at Christmas time.
      Have a nice afternoon,
      Stacey

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  4. Argh! Ach! I hope you have it all resolved. I hate mouth pain. I cannot even imagine what you went through. Could you have called your dentist's emergency number so that he could phone in some good pain pills? I have had to do that inthe past when my tooth cracked on vacation. Ouch! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas that was painfree!

    Jenni

    P.S. I love the owl and brooch!

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    1. Sorry my reply is late!
      Because new owners have taken over the Dentist office, they did not update the answering machine to include my Dentist's cell number. The following Monday my Dentist popped my temporary crown back in and gave me his cell number. I did not end up needing a root canal but my nerve got sensitive from the drilling and it's taking a while to feel normal. So there is a positive to getting a root canal and that is you will not feel the irritated nerve.
      The owl and the brooch are winners for sure!
      Stacey

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