A few nice tooth images I found:
Dental X-rays: my right side teeth
Image by jcolman
Dental X-rays: my right side teeth.
20111118 – hanging out – Clint minus tooth #19, bit of #18 sticking out of gums – teething?!?!?!?! – (by Chris Z)
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Clint showing off his surgery wound. It seems that the tooth next to (behind/very back) the one that was extracted was not properly removed 19 years ago. Either that, or it’s a new tooth teething — and that doesn’t really make sense for a 37-year-old.
Also, the tooth right in front of the extraction (#20) is now loose because it no longer has the support of the tooth behind it. That’s the first dental issue that need sto be addressed.
That nasty black molar on my right side (#35ish)? That one actually gives me no problem and works just fine, despite that huge blackness on it. Not my first priority.
Suffice to say I’m going to the dentist for some fillings next week, and it’s been a good 6 months since my last cleaning.
pulled teeth, tooth extraction.
after surgery. close-up.
November 18, 2011.
Pic by Chris Z.
Miocene Toothed Whale Skull
Image by Travis S.
Many people think of whales these days as just having baleen for sifting through seawater for diatoms and plankton. However, there are still some out there, like the Sperm Whale of Moby Dick fame, that have large conical teeth. Sperm whales can get up to 67 feet compared to the 50 feet of this animal. Still it is rather impressive to have a nearly complete skull of such a large animal that was alive during the Miocene, around 20 to 5 million years ago.