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Crown of pain

By Sparky | June 6, 2008

This morning brought an early morning dental appointment to fit my latest crown. This is the first time I’ve gotten a crown over a live tooth as opposed to one that that had either died of (un)natural causes, or had been subject to a root canal.

I now see why people cringe at the thought of crowns – putting a ceramic cap on a live nerve certainly makes for a tender mouth. My dentist said it was actually due to a galvanic response which between my naturally saline saliva and the metals used in crown construction can create a weak battery and thus current to stimulate the nerve ending with. Luckily this should fade within a day or two and I’ll be left with yet another ready-for-anything ceramic chomper with which to chew for the rest of my biological days.

Also: squeeeeeeeeeeeee! Berlin in 12 hours!!!one!

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Topics: Daily grind, Health, Traveling | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Crown of pain”

  1. Janet Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    See? TOLD you. My crown was put over a live nerve, too.