Not to be all super complainy drama queen, and I’m sure the dentist terror stories are getting old, but I had to share this. Let me reiterate that my dentist is amazing, very nice, very careful. This was, essentially, an unavoidable accident. Basically the lidocaine needle hit a vein. It should be a subcutaneous injection, but it’s not like they can see the blood vessels in your gums, so sometimes one gets hit. I was at the dentist Wednesday. Today is Friday. After a lot of ice packs and a lot of Advil the swelling is pretty much completely gone. Still, today I have this:
It’s pretty, right? (And almost as dark as the circles under my eyes, ha!) Seriously first thing this morning I thought I had ashes or something smudged on me, until I touched it and remembered how tender it is. It actually looks like someone drew it on me. Ugh. Am seriously considering putting off the next appointment for 2 or 3 weeks instead of just one week.