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argh! tooth mutiny!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I'm slowly recovering from my paroxysm of fear this morning... I went to get my teeth cleaned as a last minute insurance dash - and the x ray of my front teeth shows a shadow above one of the roots.... it's a very small abscess that requires a root canal. They did a cold sensitivity test on the tooth and sure enough it's dead as a door nail, couldn't feel a thing. Thankfully I have a very good and patient dentist who handles me well and thankfully because my face is not puffed up with infection the root canal should be a very simple procedure... it took my emotions just a bit to catch up to those facts. I'm quite tired now x.x

The dentist was also very quick to assure me that I did nothing wrong... it could have been a bump to my (clumsy) face that I never noticed, it could have been a result of the (somewhat extreme) re positioning of my teeth from braces, it could have been any number of things. So at least I'm not angry at myself on top of being terrified. And I have to give the office staff credit for being extremely supportive of me in my anxiety, they were calm and quick to assure me that I won't lose the tooth, it's a common thing to be done, and because we caught it before major symptoms arose it'll be easier to fix.

still sucks. I will not solve it with chocolate, cheese steak or beer either, I promise. Gonna go for a nice long swim tonight.
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    emoticon Glad you caught the need for a root canal pretty earlier. Good for you for getting it done.
    1651 days ago
    Yes, get it done quick this month while you still have insurance! That's the up-side, you found out before you went off insurance! Just stay as calm as you can. Hugs!
    1655 days ago
    Oh ick :-( so sorry about the tooth! On the upside, root canals are not as bad as they used to be. They are much faster and much less painful. There have been a lot of really great advances. I can tell you the root canal I had done a couple of years ago was WAY easier than the one I had done as a child. (No, I will not tell you any horror stories)

    Bad side... they are still pretty expensive. Are you going to be able to get it done while you still have your insurance?
    1655 days ago
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