A year is 525,600 minutes
365 daylights, sunsets, midnights
a shizzimble load of coffee
I’ve been counting my last three months, week by week with my orthodontics appointments. This last month went by really fast. My ortho appointment creeped up on my Google calendar before I realized it had been a month since my last braces check-up.
I had stopped wearing my tongue crib because of a painful spot in my mouth. Before running out to my appointment I took a look in the mirror and saw two raised spots where it was hurting. I immediately thought: erupting tooth!!
After seeing so many dental radiographs (and anomalies) I thought I had one too. A tooth erupting late on the hard palate on the inside of my mouth (like in this case article- don’t click if you’re squirmy). Gulp. I was trying to think how big of a surgery it would be to remove that tooth… and when can I afford to take time off for surgery? And as soon as I sat in the dental chair, I announced to my orthodontist: “I have an extra tooth erupting on my palate. Help?!!!”
Turns out it’s from my tongue crib hitting that spot, causing a lesion that happened to look like a tooth was coming out. #dentalstudentheartattack.
Progress is good! Bottom braces probably at my next appointment. I left with a thicker wire and green rubber bands. And a reminder to pay more attention to my molars when brushing.