Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Bacon: Is There Anything It Can't Do?

I'm not sure, but I have added a new thing to the list of things that bacon can do today.

It can break my tooth.

I took Gretchen out to lunch today at TGI:Fridays and ordered a bacon cheeseburger. One of the strips of bacon was thick enough and hard enough that when I bit down on the sandwich, it managed to twist its way into my right upper front bicuspid and split the tooth in two, right down to the root.

I didn't know that immediately. What I knew at the time was that it hurt like hell.

When it was still hurting and there appeared to be something jammed in the middle of the tooth after lunch, I tried to dislodge it with a toothpick, but no luck. Nor did flossing help. So I called the dentist and they were able to get me in.

One X-ray and two pokings at the tooth later, it was determined that this was an ex-tooth. And we determined that the best thing to do was pull it and start the process of getting an implant.

Sadly, this was going to require a bone graft from a consulting dentist who does not actually spend all her time in this office. But she was finally located and will be there at 2 PM tomorrow to do her part of the job.

With luck, things will hold together well enough until then.

Tags: health, home, musings

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