Archive | May 2013

Life and Root Canals

I had a root canal the other day.

*hangs head in shame*

I’m not proud of it. Honestly, I hesitated to write this post.

Root canals should be kept secret, like an addiction to coffee enemas or collecting belly button lint.

People look at you differently when they find out. One minute you’re a lovely human being, and the next you’re the guy who doesn’t brush his teeth. People assume that you gargle with Mountain Dew and eat candy for every meal, that you seldom brush. I understand.

But that’s not me. I hate Mountain Dew, and while I enjoy candy as much as the next person, I brush and floss daily. I never go to bed with food in my teeth. I like to think I have good oral hygiene. In fact, at my last appointment—the one where they made this orally damning discovery—the dental assistant commented on how well I brush.

Yes I do, thank you very much.

So why the bad tooth? Perhaps because it has been a while since my last professional cleaning. Or perhaps I’m a sleep eater; maybe I wander into the kitchen in the middle of the night and snack out on peanut butter Oreo’s and grape soda.

Who knows? Does it matter? You are still probably judging me right now. So, why am I telling you this? Read More…

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