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The Trickle - Dentistry

September 1, 2009 - Brian Ferry


Sometimes, anesthetics have interesting effects. I'm fond of them because they prevent me from fully experiencing the many rpms of the dentist's drill and such. However, some of the best effects come later. I was informed as I was leaving that my teeth were good to go - no mandatory fasting for hours to make sure nothing would fall out. I made sure to ask about Mt. Dew. The dentists assured me that, insofar as I was willing to generally take the risks of the beverage, there were no special risks at this time. I didn't eat or drink for about 1.5 hours. Then, an amazing batch of baked goods came into the office (Thanks, Randy) and I could hold out no longer. My mouth felt a little weird, but not dramatically, so I took a bite of the granola-y brownie things. Mmmm. Then, to wash it down, I went for a nice, cold Code Red. As I poured it, the typical cool feeling hit most of my mouth, but the left side of my tongue interpreted the drink as warm. Very disturbing. I've had warm drinks and cold drinks, but never one that was both at the same time.


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