Meetings and teeth

Yesterday was sort of a null day, during which I accomplished very little beyond worry about lingering cold sensitivity from having my upper wisdom teeth removed. I finally called that morning to check with the surgeon and they didn't think that was normal, so I was worrying there was decay or something more seriously wrong.

This morning, I got in to see the dentist, and found that there was nothing wrong at all, just more of the nearby teeth exposed. Apparently, teeth undergo a process very similar to oxidation in metals and develop a protective layer after having been exposed to food and saliva, and the newly exposed tooth area hasn't developed that layer yet. So it's nothing, and the sensitivity will fade with time as that layer develops and the gum fills in again.

Given how difficult it's been to find information about wisdom tooth extraction that isn't for teenagers and that only involves the upper teeth (which is a completely different matter than the lower ones), I'm tempted to put up a web page about my experiences. Might help someone else who wants as much information as they can get their hands on, like I do.

Today was the every-other-Tuesday solid meeting day, after the morning dentist appointment, so I'm completely exhausted. I was pretty much in meetings or talking to people about things related to the meetings from 10:30 to 18:15 with just a few breaks to read some of my e-mail. But it looks like my various deliverables for spring break are proceeding well, as are the rest of what my group is working on, so that's a good thing. Now I just have to get through a bunch more meetings tomorrow and the rest of the week will look much nicer.

Maybe I should bow out of the meeting tomorrow on choosing a Linux distribution. Walking all the way across campus and then back for another meeting burns a lot of time that I could be using to try to figure out what the current status of the WebAuth LDAP support is.

Posted: 2003-03-18 21:31 — Why no comments?

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