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Vampire Teeth
I have really sharp teeth. One of my very sharpest is also just a bit crooked, and sits closer to my lip than do the rest of my teeth. These two facts, combined with the fact that I may be a little bit of a clumsey eater, mean that I am often biting the inside of my lip. When I do so, it really hurts! There I'll be, chewing away with gusto, and perhaps my attention will be a little bit distracted when all of a sudden CRUNCH I have chomped it again. Two little puncture wounds, from the upper and lower teeth incisors catching a hunk of tender lip-flesh inbetween them. Ow! Obviously I did this again just today. Once I have injured myself, the lip is a bit swollen. What does this mean? Well unfortunately it means that it's just that much closer to the teeth, making it even easier for me to bite it once again. I think I got it about 4 times today. Thank goodness I'm through eating for the day, so I can let it rest and de-swell overnight. Hopefully tomorrow it will begin healing. It probably won't be until this one is nearly healed that I'll do it again, and start the whole process over again....
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thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: June 13th, 2002 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's maddening. This is what finally drove me to a cut-rate orthodontist at the age of 29. He straightened my front teeth in six months for something like $800. He was great. I will wear my retainer for life now.

The orthodontist I had in my teens said I only had to wear mine for three years. I wore it for three, and then a few years later I had this eye tooth pointing wonky. Then it was Open Season on Thenisaid's lips. Heck with that.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 14th, 2002 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow...I would hate to wear a retainer for life though. I had braces as a kid, and then a retainer, which was such a nasty thing to always have in my mouth. I don't know that I could bring myself to go to an orthodontist, since I so hate visiting the dentist. Especially since, although it's more frequent, it's not always my crooked tooth which catches my lips! I think I'm just no good at this eating thing....
thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: June 15th, 2002 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, it's working out to one night a week for life, which is not as bad. But true, the determined lip biter can always find a way. (I do it, too).
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 17th, 2002 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)


Yep, sounds like our teeth are truly determined. Quite the bummer!!
cannibal From: cannibal Date: June 13th, 2002 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate to say it, but it sounds like it's time to call... a dentist!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 14th, 2002 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I just saw a dentist, and he did nothing but cause more pain!
mrdisco99 From: mrdisco99 Date: June 14th, 2002 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap, I hate that. I have a crooked tooth, too, and I do that all the damn time.

Maybe I should go to an orthodontist about that. I never thought it could just be fixed like that. I always thought I just had to live with it.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 14th, 2002 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)
My teeth are only a tiny bit crooked - I had braces as a kid, and it's really just the one tooth that's out of place. Plus, although it's more frequent, I don't always bite my lip with the crooked tooth! I think it's more likely something I just have to live with too, or learn to chew a bit more carefully. I wonder where I can take chewing lessons? (:
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