Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My trip to the Dentist

I'm trying to keep up with my witty friend and fellow blogger, and adopted niece and... I'll stop there. She's really indescribable. www.randomhillary.blogspot.com  Anyway, I had to get a filling replaced today. I found out something really interesting. I'm not a nervous patient. I like my Dentist and his team. It is always a good time. Well, except for the part where my mouth is full of hands and I can't be sassy!
Anyway, after he injected the pain killer stuff, I started getting really jittery. Kinda like I was on way more coffee than is good for me. I told the assistant just because my mouth wasn't full of hands yet and I had to get some talking out. I found out that they use epinephrine in the painkiller stuff. Some of it got into my blood stream and made my heart race. The reason for this is that epinephrine shrinks that blood vessels to keep the drugs localized longer for effectiveness. Isn't that smart? I was impressed. Shortly after that, the dam was placed in my mouth and with it they lost their opportunity to teach me.    

2 comments:

Hillary Johnstone said...

*Sharp intake of breath* Thank you Kelly, for the advert for my blog ;) You're pretty indescribable too...I mean, as an adopted aunt and whatnot (I actually have 6 aunts on my mother's side alone, plus one fake aunt-Aunty Alice.Clearly, I don't have enough.) Glad to hear you didn't go into cardiac arrest with all that extra epinephrine in your system...

A Nonny Mouse said...

I find Dr. Young frustrating because he always makes these comments or asks questions I am just dying to make a smart remark for and I can't because his fingers are in my mouth and the whole thing is blocked with a damn. Or is it "dam"? *Feels* like "damn" at any rate.