My face feels like I had a stroke, but it's only anesthesia from being at the dentist that is making me feel droopy. Hope it wears off before dinnertime.
I have finally found a way to actually get my teeth properly cleaned without flying out of the chair when that dang metal scrapey thing touches the exposed parts (roots?) of my back teeth. The dentist said last time that I could start having my teeth numbed before they did the cleaning.
Nevertheless, I had to insist very strongly that they actually do so today. They were going to try some dumb little half-measure like rubbing anesthetic gel on the gums. Ha! I don't care if they hurt my gums--it's that tooth-nerve-pain that I absolutely can't bear and will kill to escape from.
They didn't want to numb both sides, but I practically grabbed the syringe and did it myself, so they reluctantly agreed. Then everyone was much happier. I said I didn't care if I spent the rest of the day drooling.
I didn't get as much of a tension headache as I usually get from going to the dentist, though I still have one. ...on the other hand, it's usually bad the subsequent day, not so much on the day of the dentist visit. Crud! Well, maybe it won't be so bad this time. I was a lot less tense and sweaty-palmed than usual.