Friday, December 05, 2008


I learned a little something new this morning. Apparently, if you have low blood pressure (either from exercising enough to be really healthy or just exercising enough to be really dehydrated), it takes longer for Novocaine to kick in at the dentist's. Who knew? Well, apparently dentists do. In fact, if you have low blood pressure, they will ask you to come in to the office 15 minutes early just so they can numb you up properly before doing any drilling. Just saying. I have to admit, I was starting to freak out a bit after the third set of numbing shots. Why isn't this working?!! Well, now I know. And so do you.

I'mb goin' to go rest by numb face now.


Katharine said...

wow that is helpful to know. I have low BP and the last "drilling" session included WAY MORE than three shots. Thanks for the tip!

MrsMama said...

Actually, it was 3 *rounds* of shots, so it was at least 12 actual pokes. Ugh. But, yes, it IS good to know.

I'm going to go brush my teeth now. No more cavities! :)

idreamicanfly said...

Is that it? All these years, and I just thought I was immune to Novocaine! Why has no one mentioned this to me?

Yes, my blood pressure is so low I'm effectively dead ;)

Alisa said...

Yikes! At least you have those cavities filled now. You are my hero. 12 pokes??