. . . as in loss of a tooth. After many year of gentle nagging by two dentists I had my lower left wisdom tooth removed about 3 hours ago. Now I’m sitting on the couch at home, feeling the novocain and general anasthesia (I was a weenie and asked to be hit on the head with a hammer, thank you) gradually wear off. It will be soft foods (and dammit the local farm just started selling their amazing sweet corn), ice, and pain management meds for a day or two. I might put up a loopy post or two while under the influence.