Tell me my tooth is not going to fall out!
September 5, 2011 10:38 AM Subscribe
I got bashed in the face yesterday. Please tell me my tooth is not going to die. I know you are not my dentist. I am not sure if I need to go to the dentist.
Yesterday afternoon at the cafe, I reached up high to move some kids' books that were stacked horizontally on the shelf above our BookCrossing shelf. Unbeknownst to me, balanced on the books, and totally invisible to anyone but a basketball champion, was a ceramic bowl filled with crayons. The bowl fell off the books and onto my upturned face, a distance of about 2-3 feet, I suppose. It bashed me on my filtrum, right over my right hand big tooth at the front. Hit the, well, the filtrum, hitting that and my upper lip into my gum (I seem to have bitten my lower lip and jarred my bottom teeth too). It bounced off and smashed on the floor. No bruise yet but really tender and I am scared I have damaged my tooth's root and the tooth will suddenly die!
posted by LyzzyBee to Health & Fitness (24 answers total)
More info: no bruise on filtrum tho it's sore - a red mark on upper lip. Inner upper lip was cut on the teeth (I think the canine) and bled a little. Gum above tooth as well as lip/filtrum in and out is sore but not unbearable today. I iced it (ice cubes in a tea towel) as soon as it happened. Swelling is noticeable to those who know me well, not my colleagues. No tooth is chipped or marked.
And btw the staff in the cafe were great and did the accident book etc.
I would appreciate anecdotal stories of MeFites bashing their lips/gums even harder than I did, bruises and all, but their teeth NOT dying. I don't even know if this is possible but I know if you hit your finger below the nail, the nail will often drop off. Note, I do not want photos please, I am v v squeamish!
Thank you! I'm very shaken by the whole thing - I think because the psychological contract of the cafe being somewhere I go every week and feel safe there is broken.