P.Reviews Reviews: Tooth Extractions

A cute cartoon

How your teeth don't feel afterwards (but how they do feel after a good brush)

Okay… so, TOOTH EXTRACTIONS. Not so great.

Don’t be scared if you are one who must go through this, the pain factor is: 3, a bit of pinching with the needle for anesthetic and some pretty foul tasting latex gloves, but all in all not a horrifying experience.

I had the mis\fortune to go through such an experience and am actually writing this post to alleviate the boredom of waiting for the anesthetic to wear off. I had a tooth taken on both sides and so the whole bottom half of my face is numb, and tingly. It feels as if someone has inflated your gums with hot air and then let them just slowly deflate. I tell you, the worst part is rubbing your tongue over the numbing gel, I did and had what felt like a big mushroom textured thing in my mouth for half an hour as opposed to a tongue. Did you know that the tongue never stops moving? well I’m aware of it now as that’s pretty much the only sensation left in my mouth.

I’ll walk you through what to expect…

1) You walk in to the dentists office: Depending on location and liking of outdated magazines, this could be either a good or bad thing. The receptionist at the desk will either smile at you sympathetically and offer you a lolly or sticker (this depends on your age, but I infallibly take the sticker) or she will motion not to disturb her and sit in a chair as she is in a pretty intense conversation (client or boyfriend no one knows).

2) You get called in by your dentist: This is the part when your in complete denial that your going to freak out or that dentist might pull the wrong tooth, or stuff up your anesthetic. you walk in to the room and are asked to take a seat, if you have an extraction buddy (someone to watch and squeeze your foot, that being the only accessible body part ) then they’ll be seated in the room, on a chair or pouffy couch is really a matter of luck. You lie back in the large and surprisingly comfortable chair and get the sunglasses, funny little paper bib and the  numbing gel (curious tongues beware. Not only does it taste like horror, but it can render a powerful muscle like the tongue obsolete)

3) After a minute or two: The gel has done its magical work and this is where the inflating sensation kicks in. Now your mouth is pleasantly oblivious to the anesthetic needles; these are the big guns; amazing work but despite the gel’s best efforts the needles can still be felt in the roof of your mouth (probably the most painful part of the experience). This is the part when all your dismissed worries at stage two come flooding back. (although this depends on previous experience with your dentist). Don’t worry, not afraid you of 15 minutest ago was sane enough to know these worries were groundless

4) This is the action stage: first your dentist will check to see whether the needles worked and the dental-nurse will put the sucking tube in your mouth and steal all your saliva (numb tongues beware, even though you’re numb, if you get in the way, you feel it) this part here is where the process will vary the most. You could have a kind and possibly Russian dentist like me ,who’ll anesthetic you to the nines and then work the tooth from the edges and it’ll pop out with pressure or you’ll have a pully dentist, who’ll just yank until that tooth comes loose. Either way you only fell pressure and there’s nothing to fear.

5) Recovery: First of all the anesthetic is the most annoying thing, you can’t speak and your eye gets this uncontrollable twitch (well mine did anyway) . But once this wears off you’ll trade it for the dull jaw ache any day. For this part nurofen plus is your best friend (although be sure to eat plenty of fibre because Codeine does not like leaving your system)

Once you regain control over your face and have downed enough legal drugs to make your pounding headache fade your biggest issue is to decide whether you you’ll veg to Foxtel or a movie…

HANDY HINT: a couple of days after the extraction gargle salt water (one cup of hot water and one teaspoon of hot water) until the wound heals to prevent infection and promote healing.


Great Gatsby- Review

The original artwork for the book, ground braking and slightly controversial.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is written through the eyes of Nick Carraway, an observer of the rich and fabulously unfulfilled lives of the Long Island inhabitants. We follow Jay Gatsby, Nick’s illustrious neighbour, from his murky past to his lavish lifestyle in his enormous mansion. Every Saturday night, once the guests have left and his home is as empty as his life, Gatsby gazes across the bay. From the less fashionable town of West Egg to the green light of the Buchanan’s dock, and dreams of Daisy. Described as imperceptibly enchanting she and Gatsby shared a colourful childhood romance in the Louisville summer of 1917. This was severed short as Gatsby left for the horror of war. Separated and impatient of waiting, Daisy falls into the arms of Tom Buchanan. But Gatsby holds onto love whilst amassing his fortune, plotting to entice Daisy back to him.

Daisy, we find, is shallow. Blinded by her riches and beauty she cannot see past her appearance in the eyes of others to understand depth in life. Daisy and Tom provide the crux of all issues. Oblivious and uncaring of the damage they inflict they plunder through the book. As for Jay Gatsby, when the final page is turned only pity is felt for him. For all his wealth and splendour he was a man searching for the only good thing he’d ever really known; love. I felt for the book to end with Jay as a victim of his lifestyle is the author’s largest social comment.

The language used by the author is probably the most enchanting part of the Great Gatsby. Using left of centre descriptions F.Scott.Fitzgerald conveys accurate and far more beautiful descriptions than any other book I’ve ever read. He paints a glittering world of sparkling champagne and more money than sense or personal depth. He shows the alluring world of high society and wealth as repulsive journey through his characters.

Contrary to how my writing comes across I really love this book for its truth and social commentary that are as relevant today as they were in the 1920’s. I recommend this for people 15 years and above or anybody who enjoys an emotional and beautiful story.

Hello world!

Dear Reader

I’d like to say welcome, congratulations or even well done on navigating the web to the extent you found this blog, because from my point of view the World Wide Web, is daunting and remarkable place, more complex than a cheesecake recipe.  For those reasons I’m unsure of   how high a level of professionalism I’ll put into this blog as I’m a internet virgin of sorts. But, after the extra-ordinarily disappointing holiday to bogan’s (sorry), I meant; Bateman’s bay, that I shared with my family, it was evident that the world needed candid and dependable reviews. Not endorsed to be complimentary, or derogatory of the competition, just the point-blank facts, of practicality of anything I suppose in relation to everyday life. These candid reviews not be just of holiday destinations, because those of mine are few and far between. I’ll review literature, film, life experience, products and even social fads.

Now, I’m well aware that everyone of these review facilities is offered in numerous places, web and elsewhere, but not with the perspective of a paying consumer.  Throughout my internet education I hope to attain a level of complexity of thought when discussing products (and other) that reaches beyond cynicism and delves into the well rounded world of summarising with an even point of view.

I’m sorry my first post is less than waffle but I stand in a position of still reading my first review book, “The great Gatsby’ A personal favourite and illustrious Classic.