No, nobody punched me.
No, it was not from flapping my gums too much.
It is from that mouthguard I got about a week back.
When the dentist was taking the mold, he kept telling me I was biting down “wrong”, and kept making me adjust how I was biting.
I asked him, “Isn’t it better to have the mold of how I actually bite down, instead of how you think I should bite down?”
But, oh no. Silly woman patient. You don’t understand these things.
Okey-dokey. You’re the one with the degree hanging on the wall.
So I get the mouthguard and he fits it to me. And I start using it.
I notice the first morning after I wear it, my jaw feels a little sore.
Mind you, it’s not the teeth that hurt, just my jaw.
I realize that with the mouthguard my lower jaw is sliding forward all night and staying there.
And my jaw is getting sorer, and sorer, and sorer.
After a few days, I cannot fully bite down because of the pain.
And the pain lasts most of the day.
F*ck that shit.
And I stop using it, and it takes a couple days, but the pain is almost all gone.
At least I can fully bite down again.
So I’m going to be calling my dentist.
I also kind of want to know, about that degree hanging on the wall, exactly what kind of grades did you get?