After Christmas I found out I had to get a root canal and tears then filled my eyes when I was told I would need to schedule a 1.5 hour appointment ASAP.
When the dreaded appointment finally came, I couldn't believe my ears when after 20 minutes in the chair my dentist said we got lucky and the worst was over. 10 minutes later he was able to place a temporary filling in the tooth and I was out of there in half of my scheduled time. (While this was the 4th root canal I've experienced, it was the first one I've had that wasn't severely abscessed and in hindsight, this was no worse than getting a cavity filled.)
Because the staff was so kind to me during my emotional breakdown and subsequent panic attack, I wanted to do something nice for them - - especially since most people dread seeing them for anything but a cleaning.
I had fun making these sweet-tooth cookies and look forward to making the dental staff smile when I deliver them tomorrow!
Step 1: Making the Tooth-shaped Cookie Cutter
It's not easy to find a tooth-shaped cookie cutter, and since I didn't want to purchase one online I created one from an existing cookie cutter.
After sketching a tooth and finding cookie cutter that was similar in shape, it easily bent to the desired shape with just a pair of pliers. The metal is quite flexible/forgiving and any existing (continuous) shaped cookie cutter would've probably resulted in similar results.