Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sisterhood of the Traveling Teeth

Today's Fake Quote:
"Sometimes even teeth need a change of scenery." - P. Farb
I went to the dentist yesterday to get my permanent crown for the lovely root canal I had two weeks ago. When he went to put the new crown in, it fit perfectly. There was just one little problem: my tooth had moved.

Yes, apparently the neighborhood wasn't to my tooth's liking and it had to scoot away from its neighbor by a few millimeters. It moved just far enough that there would have been an annoying, food-catching gap in between the two. So my crown goes back to the lab to have material added to front of it so it can cozy up with the neighbor again.

I asked if this is common and the dentist told me about 3 in 100 people have this happen. I guess I just have restless teeth. Now what happens if it gets that yen to wander again before the new crown comes in? I don't know. I guess I'll have to take away its passport.


  1. It must be tricky getting a picture for your tooth passport.

  2. That's funny! I never heard of that but apparently, you are one of the lucky ones that has a tooth that just wants it's own space! ;)

  3. Loved reading your blog. Quite the word-smith you are! My husband is undergoing his own set of tooth issues. He has had to have several teeth pulled - maybe we should have pulled their passport and they wouldn't have moved away permanently! Loved your posts and will be returning!