And today… another “field trip” (of sorts!)

Jul 20, 2023 | 0 comments

I have known from the beginning that this “field trip” is probablyy a bit of a misnomer but, once again, I left Oysterville in the Wachsmuths’ car — this time without Tucker.  Carol had long ago agreed to drive me to my first periodontal “procedure” in Gearhart and since Amelia is visiting her Oma and Opa, she went with us.  What a trooper!

Truth to tell, I could have gone by myself, but I wasn’t sure what to expect, what they’d find, and how extensive my “treatment” would be.  So. reverting to my normal weenie status, I prevailed upon Carol!  I’m so glad I did!

We drove to Gearhart — not to the town center but on the highway, very close to the Seaside border.  The Wachsmuth Ladies dropped me off and went exploring and I bravely proceeded on.  Bottom Line:  The worst part was the numbing up and the worst part of that was the shot in the roof of my mouth.  Otherwise, the hour-plus long procedure was mostly without incident — a few gurgling struggles on my part with the ever-squirting water, but otherwise pretty straightforward.

Only the right half of my mouth was done first and the prognosis was “medium” — the possibility of a bone graft where the roots of one upper molar are totally exposed, but apparently we’ll cross that “bridge” when we come to it.  For now, recovery and another “procedure” next month for the left half of my mouth.  Oh joy!

On the whole, I’d far rather confine my field trips to Cathlamet!


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