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.