tcward wrote:Oh, Katy, preach to me, sister! I totally agree about that "pickax"... Surely a device of the Devil!
I remember one of the first extractions I underwent at the Dental School in Baltimore. The student was having a hard time extracting a molar, so the instructor told him to "get an elevator and try working it out with that." As she said this she made an up-and-down motion with her hand. Later, I said to her, "Let me guess: elevator is a code-word for pry-bar." She smiled at me. The novocaine did work, and I think I only needed some 800 mg ibuprofen for that one, but I usually picked up a Tylenol-3 with Codeine just in case . . .