December 7, 2022

A View from the Dental Office

Birds in Juniper Tree

Yesterday I went to the dentist because I've had a swollen place on my gums for a while. Originally I was going last week but I canceled because I was exposed to Covid. Fortunately, I did not come down with it.

Some of the treatment rooms look out on an atrium and there are birdfeeders out there. While I was waiting for the dentist to come in and examine my x-rays, I tried to take pictures of birds with my cell phone. The birds disappeared when I stood close to the window so I had to step back and make the best of it. A colorful bluejay and male cardinal did not come back but I got a few pictures of other birds.

Dr. Zunka said I have an infection under tooth #19. He recommended an endodontist in Manassas fot a root canal. I was not happy to hear this but it will be a relief to get that taken care of.


  1. thankfully i have had only 1 root canal and i don't wish for another. no fun. i am more of a left side of my mouth chewer ...and my right side had to become my one i did use at the healing time. can't believe we have started another week. so wild how time flies. getting all my Christmas preparation in order, hoping i am not forgetting anything ...guess we will, see??! lol. u take care this week. be well. ( ;

  2. oops, forgot to say heal up and feel better asap!! ( ;

  3. Cute birds and photos. I hope you feel better soon.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  4. I have never had a root canal procedure and hope never to have the pleasure. Good luck with yours. May it go smoothly.

  5. I don't think root canals are all that bad, having had my share of them. Best to save the tooth. She says having lost a few. Infections can make one's life pretty unhappy.

  6. Nice views of the birds.
    Sorry to read about your tooth troubles ...

    All the best Jan

  7. Sorry to hear about the tooth problems. Tooth ache is horrible! Cute little birds to keep you company at the dentist's office.


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