Root canal refers to the space within the root of a tooth, and its origins in the civilized world can be traced all the way back to this past November when Bossy woke up in the middle of the night with mouth pain.
At first Bossy thought perhaps she flossed too rigorously. And then Bossy thought maybe she had a piece of her obsession jammed between her teeth.
And then Bossy thought maybe she thinks too much.
So instead of thinking, Bossy made an appointment with her dentist, who poked around and took a couple of X-rays and announced his hopeful verdict:
The end! Except it’s not. Because Bossy’s dentist also reminded Bossy she has a crack in one of the suspected teeth that disappears into an ancient filling. In fact, it’s the very same crack Bossy’s dentist has been warning Bossy about for years wrapped in a lost decade:
In any event which isn’t just any event but this exact event, Bossy returned home and, in an effort to rule out her initial diagnosis, she tried not to clench her jaw — a task so difficult it led Bossy to gnash her teeth. And unfortunately, it quickly became apparent this wasn’t responsible for Bossy’s pain.
So Bossy returned to her dentist, where he dug out her old filling and discovered that Bossy’s crack extends beyond what’s visible to the naked eye.
Next Bossy’s dentist applied a new filling to Bossy’s tooth and explained that often a new filling is all that’s necessary to seal an existing crack!
Except in those cases the new filling doesn’t work! For instance, as a totally random example, in the case of Bossy!
At which time it becomes necessary for a human to plow a needle shaped drill into the depths of one’s pulp chamber, replacing the infected material with gutta-percha.
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