The sound of a bone file

It has been hard to work today. Yesterday I had oral surgery because my jaw bone grew out of the gum! It started out as a sore spot in my mouth, which grew to a bulge, and a week ago the gum ruptured and the jaw bone shone like a bright white spot...

It turned out that when I pulled a molar many years ago the Swedish dentist I went to didn't do a very good job, so yesterday they had to "fix" it. The fix was to cut open my gum and using a bone file to get rid of the outgrowth. When he was filing away on my jaw the sound resonated in my skull - not a very nice sound!

The Brazilian dentist who performed the surgery was excellent! He is a 4th generation dentist working with his father, which is very uncommon in Sweden. They are both exceptionally good and if you ever need to fix your teeth while in Rio drop me a line and I'll give you their name.

Eight stitches later we were sent home with a list of medications and procedures to follow, my wife had to pull a tooth - she have (had) 34 teeth. The one that got pulled was some strange pre-historical tooth appearing behind the molars. The only good thing about all this was that we were told to eat ice cream, lots of ice cream!

What amazed me the most with the dentist was that he gave me the number to his home and to his mobile and told me to call if there was any problem or if I had any questions! That never happens in Sweden. He even called in the evening to check up on us. Talk about good service!

So today I've had a throbbing pain in my jaw which no amount of ice cream could get rid of. It has been hard concentrating on the work at hand: writing a set of script to run bart on all our Solaris 10 systems and generating alerts when there is a discrepancy. Not something which is very hard, but today I can't focus very well...

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brutal! sounds like some sort of medieval torture. how you start feeling better...

Posted by rama on August 15, 2007 at 01:55 AM PDT #

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