you would never guess it but...
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.