Wednesday, August 31, 2011
T is for TOOTH!!!
The Rogue Speaks:
Ish ooh cant read thish, iss vecause I ust goh vack fohm cee deniss!
Ahhhh!! That's better! It's now two hours later and the novocaine has finally worn off! I was eating dinner Friday night and one of my crowns popped off! This crown was VERY old, and worn. In fact, the dentist is amazed that it lasted as long as it has. It was put in by Rod's dad (Dr. McEwen), and he has been dead for almost 23 years! Now that was some excellent dental work, don't you think?
Rod's dad was nothing like Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors.
In fact, he and another dentist friend of his gave something really spectacular to the world of dentistry back in the '50's-- they perfected the high-speed drill! They were even written up in Life Magazine! AND they added that water feature to it so the tooth wouldn't heat up and explode in your mouth!!(I just added that part for a little humor. I have never heard of an exploding tooth.)
Dr. McEwen practiced reconstructive dentistry, and people came from all over the country to see him. One of his long-time patients was Susan Hayward! That beautiful smile of hers didn't come cheap, let me tell you!
My own dentist is Dr. David Haymore. Rod and I have been going to him since we moved here, and he's really a great guy. We're very picky about dentists, and wouldn't go to just anyone!
Would you believe me if I told you this is a photo of Dr. Haymore? Nah! I didn't think so.
In two weeks, I will be getting my new crown. In the photo at the beginning of my post you can see my options. It doesn't take a math whiz to figure out just which one I opted for. Have you SEEN the price of GOLD lately? No-brainer there!!
I don't really have any dental music to go with this post, but I did manage to find a hit from the fifties! Please check out the other offerings at Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.