Ignore my previous post re: crediting. First step of
a tooth implant this morning and codene (sp?) muddled
Thanks to a lot of novicane AND nitrous oxide I was
awake while my dontist (not dentist - dontist are far
more expensive) ground a flat spot on the top surface
of my lower jaw so he could drill a pilot hole for a
5 mm titanium screw with a threaded hole in it for
subsequent attachment initially of a cap and later
a post to which a crown will be attached. Then he
freehanded the pilot hole and using the smallest
socket set handle tool you can imagine, installed
the self tapping titanium screw. And no, I don't
know what the thread pitch is so don't ask.
Have a new appreciation for dontists. Imagine trying
freehand drilling a pilot hole whose location and
alignment is critical. Now imagine having to have
blood suctioned out of the area and a human being's
bone be the material. Now imagine that human being
staring you in the face, less than a foot from your
nose and he's wide awake - a little goofy but still
able to grab you by the throat - or some other part
of your anatomy if the novicane stops working.
Hell, I have trouble drilling holes with a freakin'
drill press even with the part clampled in a vise and
the vise clamped to the drill press table.
Sure am glad wood doesn't bleed, breath, move by itself
or is able to grab any part of my anatomy and yell if
I hurt it. OK - so it does move but the rest is
still of concern.
Should be getting the digital photos of the "procedure"
in a week or so. May post a few to a.b.p.w. -
is wood related because I have, on occasion, been
a real blockhead.
Probably time for another pill and then sleep it off