Make the last time the first
And the first time the last
Getting a tooth pulled as an adult is much more difficult than as a child.
When I was a child and needed a tooth pulled, the choice really wasn’t mine. The dentist told my parents. My parents made an appointment. I went in. The tooth came out.
What’s more, I was grateful to have that tooth out. The tooth has been know to hurt. And even at ten years old, I was not immune from the tooth.
Tooth of the matter, I lots a filling on a Halloween candy.
I didn’t know any better. I didn’t tell anyone until it was infected. I didn’t tell anyone until it hurt. I didn’t realize that losing a filling was a problem until the infection set in.
Someone fixed it. I learned that when something breaks in my mouth to go see a dentist.
Did I really learn? More on that in a moment.
The tooth hurt. I was happy to be done with it.
Besides, it was a baby tooth. It, like a high school sweetheart, was going to be replaced. Another tooth would soon arrive.
With an adult tooth, things are not that simple.
When we …
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