Teeth. . .What are they good for?

Of course the answer is obvious.  To chew my food.  But being sixty-one now I don’t find them so nice to me.  They’re broken or breaking and right now Oragel and I are best friends.

I have the first tooth I ever had filled back in my early teens that has broken off the whole back half.  When it first broke it hurt like hell and out came the Oragel.  Over time the aches it gave me faded into nothing for many months.  It must have been a sign last month when I signed up for a Dental program with MetLife.  It’s administered by my Federal Plan, so it’s only $15 and change.  Then my tooth must have felt it coming on, so now I’m back to pain and Oragel. 

Have you ever used the stuff?  It’s helpful, but you squirt this stuff on the place that hurts and it numbs everything surrounding it including my tongue.  Yuck.  At least the pain subsides a bit. 

So come January when the plan goes into effect I will be utilizing my new dental plan.  This pain has to go.  I also have another tooth that has most of the enamel missing from the Great Hardee’s Chicken Debacle.  But that’s another story.  Maybe I can find this story and post it again.  It leads me to understand why Hardee’s doesn’t offer fried chicken by the eight piece box any more. 

So, it’s off to bed with subsiding pain and hopefully I will drift off to sleep and wake up in the morning to a brief respite before I have to pull out the Oragel again.

About Jim

I'm a 72 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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