…And I Can’t Get To The Dentist Until Friday

I have a nasty toothache
Which, as near as I can tell,
Is caused by tiny demons
From the deepest pits of Hell

I need a dentist/exorcist,
A fact I can’t ignore.
I’ve been attacked! I’m fighting back–
The molar equivalent of war.


  1. says

    There are pains that are physical
    And pains that are mental
    But the pain that is both
    Is dental

    You have my sympathy (though I didn’t think cuttlefish had teeth).

  2. Trebuchet says

    The molar equivalent of war.

    Ouch! That’s painful. And I’m a lover of bad puns.

    Not until Friday? You can have my appointment tomorrow. Although I suppose I’d better go, since it’s wrapping up (I hope) a painful six-month saga.

  3. Kate Jones says

    If belief in tiny demons from Hell
    Is impelled by your being unwell,
    Imagine what unbeliefs you could acquire
    When everything swimmingly meets your desire.
    Do tiny angels from heaven descend
    To tend to your needs? Oh, where will this end?

    Molarity sucks. Now, if you wanna,
    Is the time for med. marijuana.

  4. Marcus Grymme says

    Many years ago I was stranded in a foreign country with a toothache. A friend’s father suggested Diclofenac, which was available there without a prescription. It’s a moderately strong anti-inflammatory, and it worked wonders on my toothache. Your mileage may vary, but sometimes tooth pain is caused by swelling, and if so, any kind of anti-inflammatory you can get may help until Friday. Caveat: I am not a dentist or doctor, just relaying my personal experience.

  5. machintelligence says

    What strange and interesting things one learns from Googling on the internet.

    Studies in Pakistan showed diclofenac caused acute kidney failure in vultures when they ate the carcasses of animals that had recently been treated with it. Drug-sensitive species and individual humans are initially assumed to lack genes expressing specific drug detoxification enzymes

    It is thought to be the cause of millions of vulture deaths. Talk about unintended consequences…

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