Getting cavities filled has never been one of my favourite activities. I know it has to be done so I do it, but I don't love it. I bring this up because I had a cavity filled on Wednesday. The process of putting the filling in was fairly uneventful but the freezing experience was a bit different.
My dentist is nice about providing a topical anaesthetic before injecting the novocaine and injecting the novocaine slowly so the novocaine doesn't hurt quite so much. What was odd was that the freezing lasted a really long time. I was injected at 1pm and the filling was done by 2pm, and the dentist said that I would be numb for 1.5 to 3 hours. I was actually numb until 8pm (!) which is a crazy long time.
Also, here we are two days later and the injection point is tender and sore. It feels kind of like it's bruised, which is something that's never happened to me before. A quick search showed that bruising is a rare but possible complication of novocaine injections. Who knew?
I know I'm whining a bit but I'm also quite tired. Ian's been away this week and I'm looking after Gozer on my own which is a lot of work. Also, since she was groomed last Friday she's been growling and barking at night. She's barked very early (7am, 5:30am, 6am) the last three mornings because she really really needed to go pee - after growling at different times through the night. I have no idea why she's so disturbed but it's leaving me exhausted. At least the bits of sleep I'm getting on the new bed are restful... I just need more of it.
It takes me a long time to metabolize the novocaine also, and I'm tender for a day or two at the injection site. I feel your pain :(
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