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06 October 2009 @ 09:34 am
Excuses, excuses  
The day Dash and Dingo was released, I celebrated (can you tell irony is coming?) by going to the periodontist. He yanked a tooth right out of my head.

I am a champion flosser and brusher, so big shock. In earlier years, a wisdom tooth had impacted the root of the last molar and apparently it caused some damage that developed to the point of no return.

The goal was to try to save the tooth, but once the periodonist had a look (I will spare you the gory details) it was a no go and out the tooth came. In with a bone graft. Most likely I'll have to get an implant to prevent bone loss. And I certainly don't want a domino effect on the other teeth.

So I've been a bit missing in action lately.

Of course, being a freelancer doesn't help. When work calls, I gotta make money.

That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it. *g*
liriel1810 on October 6th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'll believe you! (Because I can totally vouch for you and know it's true) I've missed you, Catwoman.
catt_fordcatt_ford on October 6th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Aw, you gave me D&B huggles. I need them. Missed you too, elfgirl. oxo
mickieashling: impactediconmickieashling on October 7th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
You sound like a character in my dental BDSM book, lol! I'm sorry you had to go through this but you sound like you're on the road to recovery. Dental implants are a good thing.

catt_fordcatt_ford on October 7th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Really? What happened to them? I hope they weren't evil right wing fundies who hated on the gay boys. I don't want to sound like that.

I am, for sure. I go back today and maybe they'll take the stitches out. Le sigh. At my age, to lose a tooth. My own dentist has an implant and he rec's it highly. But all that work, flossing, brushing…

Thank you for your sympathy. :-(
mickieashling: impactediconmickieashling on October 7th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
I was just teasing, Catt. My book is set in the periodontal world so I had to smile a little when I read your post.

I have two dental implants myself and you can't even tell the difference between the real ones and the titanium posts. You'll be fine.

catt_fordcatt_ford on October 8th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
I apologize that I haven't read it, but this year has been a challenging one in which I've barely found time to write. I haven't read anything that I've bought from DSP. But I did know your book was in that world and I'd read the synopsis with interest.

I'm not worried about the appearance. It's the last molar and when I smile, you can't even tell the tooth is gone. I'm worried about tooth health, for one, and the other is as a graphic artist, I have this awful ability to freak myself out by VISUALIZING all that's going on in there. Sometimes I can't get the pictures out of my head.

But thank you for the reassurance. I take it you're happy with yours. How did you come to need them? If you don't mind my asking, and you can tell me to piss off if you like. :-)
mickieashlingmickieashling on October 8th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
I grew up in a country without fluoride in the water and so I'm very prone to cavities. I'm also a sugar whore which is a bad combination:) The teeth in question weren't restorable through conventional methods so we opted for implants. As I said earlier, once the crown is in place you won't even be able to tell the difference.