Monday, March 4, 2013

Dentist

You might find this post to be incredibly boring and ask yourself, "Why is this crazy posting about teeth and the dentist?"  Well, the short of it is that it's Monday.  I am semi-lying on the couch, semi-sitting and I am just wanting to post something that does not require a ton of brain cells...ya with me?!

Okay, now that we are on the same page, let me tell you about my experience at the dentist office today. Frankly, I have been putting off this visit and I should have gone about 2 months ago for my normal every 6 months cleaning but I knew that it would be more than that every 6 months cleaning.  Yeah....that kind of visit.  Blech!

Let's get some background here....I did not go to the dentist at all that I can recall until I was 24 years old and married!!  Gross, you're thinking (don't pretend that it didn't cross your mind)!!!  I take that back, I went to the dentist when I was a senior in high school to get one wisdom tooth cut out and then again to the maxillofacial surgeon in college to have the other 3 cut out.  But routinely to the dentist...never.  Not until I was married.  Let me tell you, that first cleaning...YIKES!!! I was actually excited about going to the dentist though!!!!  And guess what???!!  I had ZERO cavities that first time to the dentist!!!!  I can brush with the best of 'em! :) 

As the years went on and I had children (who suck every good thing out of your body) BUT ARE TOTALLY WORTH IT, I started having issues here and there with my teeth.  I got xrays and found out that I still did not have cavities but I had hairline fractures in some of my teeth.  What does that mean?  I got a crown in one of my teeth!  My 6 year molar to be exact!

Fast forward...I will spare you the HORRIFIC details of how the temporary crown came off and I had nothing covering the tooth for 3 days while I waited for the dentist to open back up.  Then I will NOT tell you about how I THINK the dentist caused an infection when she placed the permanent crown causing me to have to have a root canal.....okay, now we are up to speed since I didn't spend time talking about seemless details.  ;)  Root canal...have you ever had one????  DON'T!!!!  Bad experience!!!  Well, maybe if you don't wait until over a year to get it done and horrible infection doesn't set in, it isn't too bad, but....in my defense, I was pregnant and I was scared to get it done then.  And then...well, I was just not ready!  :)  Anyway, I had the root canal done...in two visits.  I apparently had 3 roots canals when post normal people have 2!  How did I get to be so lucky?!  Remember, I have a crown on this tooth, so the root canal went through the crown, that's fun times!  I felt like we were drilling through a $200 pair of shoes!!  Or something....sorta like that!  Eh....

Today's visit...yes, that's what this post was about....it went well.  I am having some pain in the opposite side of the mouth than the root canal.  It...IS ANOTHER STUPID FRACTURE/CHIPPED TOOTH!!!  But, this one will be taken care of with a filling. Joy!  She said my teeth were beautiful but I am very hard on them!!  I am a grinder!  All time, all day kind of grinder!  I got fitted for ANOTHER mouth guard and might have to wear one during the day.  I got in trouble for not flossing, blah blah blah....there is also a spot on the tooth that had the root canal that is still a tad sore.  She said we will keep the tooth as long as possible until we need to replace with a titanium one.  Oh boy!!! :)  Bottom line....I'M STRESSED!!!

God is good to me!!  I am so excited about everything He has been doing in my life and I can't wait to write about it, but like I said, today just called for such a fun-loving, Monday kinda post!!!  Have a good week!

2 comments:

Reginald Cooper said...

That is something to brag about! First time at the dentist at that age and cavity-free! =D Don’t stress out on the root canal. Your mouth guard will help you and relieve you from the pain. Be religious with what your dentist instructed you to do. Otherwise, it won’t get any better.

Reginald Cooper

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