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the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
Ouchie
I was happily chewing away on a new stick of gum when I heard it. I always hear it before I feel it. A sickening crunching noise, a short series of loud pops run together. It echoes through the my ear canal, starting from inside, skipping the outer ear altogether.

My jaw froze, but it was too late. An instant after I heard the crunch, I felt the pain begin. My eyes widened involuntarily and began to water. I had punctured the inside of my lip with my teeth. Again. I tasted blood through the minty gum flavor.

That makes twice today alone. I have four raw little holes in my lip, two per bite. My teeth are straight, except for one very sharp incisor on the bottom which sticks out a little bit too far. If I'm not careful while chewing, it is easy to catch my inner lip between these upper and lower fangs.

Once I've done it once, the area becomes swollen, and it is even more likely for it to accidentally get caught again. Annoyingly, this cycle can go on for days before healing.

Eating is dangerous folks, so be careful out there!
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cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: January 22nd, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh! That happens to me all the time! :(
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 22nd, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Doncha just hate that?!
cjdoyle From: cjdoyle Date: January 22nd, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
*wince* Still, I thought you had broken a tooth or something. I have a cap on a front tooth that I lost once to a rouge blow-pop. I thought you were telling a very similar story...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 22nd, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, ouch. I broke a tooth once like that, years ago...that was awful! Fortunately this is yucky but not nearly as bad.
From: blueskies131 Date: January 22nd, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
i hate when i bite my jaw or lip, it hurts so much.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: January 23rd, 2004 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I too had fang like canine teeth that were at abnomal angles...
then fortuantely some braces a few extracted teeth and things are much better...
but yes I used to have that problem all the time growing up... fortunately not nearly as much any more...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 23rd, 2004 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I had braces when I was a teen. They mostly worked great - my teeth look nice, and almost every tooth is straight. There's just this one tooth that has since wandered its way out of place and is now trying to maim me.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: January 23rd, 2004 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
make sure that you fight fire with fire.... maim it first before it gets a chance to send in the knock out blow...

;-p
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 23rd, 2004 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I dunno, that sounds dangerously like the whole "cutting off your nose to spite your face" thing!
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: January 23rd, 2004 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
lol...
quite!
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