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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

my teeth make me so sad. seriously. i had a tooth that i was pretty concerned about because i noticed a little crack at the very top of the tooth. then about a week ago, on that same tooth, i noticed a chip on the side of it, and it was kind of discolored.. when i saw that, i knew he was going to tell me it needed a root canal. i knew it. today i heard the words "root canal" for the 3rd time in less than 60 days. no joke. i had 2 crowns put on today and when he confirmed that i needed a 3rd root canal, i started crying. i couldn't hold it in. i told him that because my dad's side of the family has really bad teeth, i always floss and brush.. i even carry toothpaste, a toothbrush, and floss in my purse at all times. i told him about how i don't drink soda or juice, i drink my coffee black, i eat organic, i avoid sweets, i've lost 50 pounds, and that now my dental coverage is maxed out for the year and we're only in the 3rd month of the year! ... i don't know what else i could possibly do... he told me it could have alot to do with all the junk i used to eat/drink in my past, when i didn't take care of myself, and that it's all catching up with me now, in addition to my old dentist not keeping my fillings up to date, etc. he ended up giving me a complete cleaning today and xrays, free of charge. i was really thankful for that. he also said that for phase 1 of my dental treatment plan, which means this year, he wants me to get that root canal done and 3 fillings done, ASAP. he said we'll do the crown for that tooth and some other preventative work next year. so he quoted me the price for the 3 fillings and the root canal, and recommended that i apply for this dental credit account. i got there at 1:30 and didn't leave until about 3:45. i came home and applied for it, and i got approved, so that's a blessing. that takes some of the stress away. i still haven't filed my taxes, so that's another positive thing. i plan on calling my dentist tomorrow morning and scheduling the work, so that way things don't get any worse here but seriously, this day has really bummed me out. i pretty much knew he was going to say i needed the root canal but i was praying that he would say, "nope, it's just a bad cavity!" how stupid of me to hope.. my gums bled so bad from the cleaning and my mouth is still really sore right now. i am lounging next to the woodstove in my boyfriend's pajama pants and hoodie.. sipping green tea and trying to enjoy the little bit of my day off that's left. i did get a good workout in this morning, so i'm happy about that. i would just like to say that i hate root canals, cavities, dental insurance limits, and paying out of pocket. i've had SO MUCH dental work done in the last 10 years... enough is enough. grrr. very frustrating. gets me very emotional. i'm trying to look at the positive things here, and to keep smiling... might as well, i'm paying for it! lol anyway, hope you all are well... i'll write again soon.

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    Ouch, sorry to hear that. I know the feeling with your mouth hurting after a cleaning though. I just went this Friday and I swear I was tasting blood for hours after because my gums would not stop bleeding. I feel for ya emoticon
    3850 days ago
    No fun but you will get better. Best to you. emoticon
    3851 days ago
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    What a nice dentist to do the cleaning and xrays for no $, it's good to know that there are still people who do nice things just because! I'm so glad you got approved for the credit. Hopefully once everything's all said and done, there won't be anymore dental issues EVER.

    Hope today is much better than yesterday for you! This whole week has been one gigantic pain in my ass and I'm so relieved tomorrow's Friday!
    3854 days ago
    I have been a candy-a-holic from a very young age, and I've ALWAYS been in the dentists chair, it seems! I agree with your dentist that it's your past bad habits that are catching up on you now! I'm experiencing the very SAME THING now! I have not 1 but 2 inlays scheduled for after my wedding, in hopes that I can combine both mine and my fiancee's dental coverage and hopefully have them done for much less out of my own pocket!

    I really hope this dental credit account helps you save for the dental work... it's still a hard pill to swallow paying so much for one thing! Consider it an investment in your future!!!!
    3855 days ago
    Oh yuck, sorry about the dental problems girl.
    I have some serious anxiety when it comes to the dentist, especially since my dentist is military.
    Good job getting to the gym this morning. You seriously are my motivation, even though I don't act like it. :[
    3855 days ago
    Do I know and understand what you talked about and felt! Nothing comforting about dental bills! But at least we get our teeth taking care of and saving our lives in process... :D
    3855 days ago
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    Im so sorry to hear that hun. Ive been blessed with good teeth. Few yrs back when I went to the dentist last (yeah I know) they said I just need cleaning and ur typical whitening treatments were optional. Now, Im not so sure. Im starting to see decay between my front teeth, lil dark spots and it worries me. I havent had insurance to get regular cleanings so Im sure its bad. Wish me luck - Im right there with ya it seems.
    3855 days ago
    I feel your pain!

    I hate, hate, hate going to the dentist. I have inherited some dental issues and it is no fun. DNA bites sometimes!

    I hope and pray this is the end for you and that your dental work will be successful.

    BTW, I have a couple of crowns and I really hate the process. Bad gag reflux! Yuk!

    Here's to better days ahead!

    3855 days ago
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