Friday, November 05, 2010
I need a root canal.
And I don't want to do it,
I'm not so much worried about the root canal itself ( I'm not.. it can't be more pain than what I am currently experiencing!) I'd just like it pulled since it is getting expensive AND bothersome. I've been dealing with it for OVER a year.
Originally, an old filling was coming out so I went in to the dentist to have that fix. The D-bag cracked my tooth while gouging out the old filling. That left me in pain/sensitivity and "Oh, your tooth is cracked. We're going to need to do a temporary crown".
Temporary crown fixed everything AWESOME and we should have left it at that BUT they pushed to have permanent crown in place. It's been horrible ever since. The crown always felt like it didn't snap into place/ was too high. Hurts to chew on that side, the shape/tallness is off. I've had it ground down every time I've gone in since then and it's been not good.
Now, this past week+ I've had the horrible pain waves, aches, swelling, etc. Who knows what else! So, I need to get it taken care of. If I need a root canal, fine, but if they can pull the darn thing, I say DO IT since that tooth has been nothing but trouble.
Who knows, maybe if they pull it and the pain is gone, I'll find that I really was supposed to be a sweet person all along!
My dentist doesn't do root canals in-house sooooooooo I might just try the U of MN dental school. Has anyone else local used their services??