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22 August 2013 @ 09:56 am
Having a crown put on your tooth when the freezing doesn't work is not a pleasant experience. It's not the dentist's fault, he put four rounds of freezing in, including the kind that goes into the bone, and I still felt it. Mum thinks I have aberrant nerves (basically, they ain't where they should be). She has the same problem.

Still, ouch.

ETA: I just found out 'freezing' is a Canadianism. What do the rest of you call local anaesthetic?
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
aelfgyfu_mead: Carson Beckettaelfgyfu_mead on August 22nd, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
My sympathies! I hope the pain goes soon, if it hasn't already left you.
frozen_delightfrozen_delight on August 22nd, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor thing - I hope you'll feel better soon!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 22nd, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ack, I'm so sorry. As someone who also has misbehaving nerves in my teeth, I sympathize. Hope the pain has faded by now.
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on August 22nd, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
OUCH. Hate dentists.

You get your mouth frozen in the UK too.

In some places you'll get people specifying that they have a local to freeze their mouth.

Edited at 2013-08-22 10:25 pm (UTC)
Dusty: Dresden Files. Harry + Booksdustlines on August 23rd, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! I hope your mouth feels much better now. Where I am, people generally just say their mouth was numbed, which, ehh, I guess is somewhat point of fact. Freezing sounds better! Gave me a bit of funny imagery for a moment, though. ^_^'
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 23rd, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am feeling a bit better today, but another tooth is hurting now. I'm hoping it's just upset and will calm down, because I don't want to have to do that again so soon.

It was literally something I never thought of as having regional variants before, until I was looking at a post and this poor woman had a number of Americans posting to tell her that they'd never heard of freezing, couldn't possibly imagine what she meant, and 'I've been a dental hygeniest for twenty years and I've never heard of freezing'. It's like that time my mum asked for an elastic at a hotel in the States and the clerk could not fathom what she meant until finally the clerk said, 'do you mean a rubber band?'