Home from the dentist: What started out as a $50-75 bill became a $875 bill (payment plan, folks!). Having a metal filling replaced costs MONEY–and apparently this one could not wait…..so now I’m post dentist visit several hours later with a numb mouth and a temporary filling before the permanent replacement…..at least it didn’t hurt.
Of course, I started thinking about many things having to do with tongues, teeth, saliva, taste. The oral implications and thoughts about surrendering oneself to probes, needles, picks, depressors, and gloved hands. Swallowing and spitting.