I went to the dentist yesterday morning for a cleaning. Last time I was there was a month ago. I knew then that I had 4 cavities one of which the tooth broke and I need to either have it extracted or a root canal. The appointment itself was okay. I was just there for a teeth cleaning. The problem was that I have not had a cleaning in years and so she actually froze the left half of my mouth so she could do a really really thorough cleaning without me feeling anything.
She told me it wears off in 1-2 hours. 6 hours later I was still frozen solid. I could not feel a thing. When it finally wore off in the 7th hour it wore off fast, and I realized 2 things. One I bit the inside of my cheek while it was frozen and it hurts like hell. Second thing I realised was that I had swallowed a little of the stuff they rub on the gums and it froze my throat some and guess what? I stopped coughing for most of the day. Unfortunately when it wore off, I started coughing so bad I got sick.