Wanted to get the crowns put in before I go back to Thai. When in Thailand I want to concentrate on my picture-film making. I have one more step to do in 2 weeks, putting the final crowns in. Now I have a temporary plastic crown, which feels rather weird.
After I get the final crowns, there is a 15% chance I will need to get a root canal. That is if the teeth do not settle down and I have pain. I really hope I do not have to do that, want to keep the roots of my molars alive and sending blood. Also am tired of paying money in this 5 step process. I need to save funds for Thailand, 6 months is a long trip.
Here is how this crown thingy ran down:
- dental appointment to assess and educate about the gum surgery
- gum surgery to expose a filling
- removal of rubber bandage, stitches
- grinding down of molars (today/s thing)
- putting on the final crowns (in 2 weeks)
I wonder how much work the people in the dump need on their mouths? So many people I photograph there, especially middle aged and older men are missing teeth. Do they ever get a chance to see a dentist, never visiting a dentist in your life, has to take its toll on you.
Should do some darkroom work on my exhibition prints tonight, but do feel much like it. Maybe tomorrow day-night, I hope!