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Eating Teeth

WE WERE IN Cedar City, UT today to shop and had lunch at our favorite place, NINJA, a sushi restaurant.

I bit into an eggroll and felt something hard in my mouth. Gingerly pulling it out, my wife says "What is it?"

"It looks like a tooth," I said, mildly shocked. When, a moment later, I realized it was MY tooth, the shock level increased.

It's a tooth just to the left of my big front teeth. Never filled, never bothered me, never a problem. It didn't hurt, it made no sound, it just came apart, leaving a slight protruding remnant sticking out of my gum and a Grand Canyon size gape in my mouth. I could play the role of one of the hillbillies in "Bubba Goes Fishing."

I don't like to think about what this will require, dental work-wise. I hope it doesn't mess up my whistling.

posted on Aug 31, 2013 4:32 PM ()


Just one more sign of the inevitable but you can get a temporary flip tooth
while waiting for a bridge.
comment by elderjane on Sept 13, 2013 10:29 AM ()
Chewing a tough steak at the local hotel diner my top plate broke in two
I laughed it off to the waitress and got a free voucher meal next time
comment by kevinshere on Aug 31, 2013 10:26 PM ()
Yes very offputting and dismaying. But you must go right away to get it fixed. I recently had an old filling replaced in the back of my mouth. I just one day noticed this HOLE. Somewhere it fell out. Hope I didn't swallow it.
comment by tealstar on Aug 31, 2013 7:49 PM ()
Puts you right off your lunch, eh.
comment by nittineedles on Aug 31, 2013 7:26 PM ()
Put it under your pillow and let us know what the tooth fairy brings you.
comment by miker on Aug 31, 2013 5:43 PM ()
What a shocker. Not much makes a person feel the effects of aging more than random bodily disintegration.
comment by troutbend on Aug 31, 2013 4:50 PM ()
What Teal said...
reply by steeve on Sept 2, 2013 7:16 AM ()
You put it so well ...
reply by tealstar on Aug 31, 2013 7:48 PM ()

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