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I now have my first dental appointment in over ten years coming up tomorrow morning.

You might think "wow, over ten years, that's a long time", and you'd be echoing pretty much what the dentist's office said when I called about the appointment, along with uh-oh and that's not good.

Of course, I wouldn't make an appointment if it weren't for the pain.

Indeed, I have broken a tooth. The reason that it broke is apparently that there was a cavity. A big one that ate away from the inside. And it hurts. Keeping ice on it helps, so I have a handy verycolddrink sitting next to me with a lot of ice chunks.

And ibuprofen. And aleve.

I may need to get rum tonight.

Not panicking. Nope nope nope.

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bohemianrapsody
Apr. 10th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ouch
Good luck. I hope they get to the root of the matter. (bad pun intended) I waited 4 years once and good a good head shaking from the dentist. My teeth are fine..it's my crap gums that are trouble.
magicmarmot
Apr. 11th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
Re: Ouch
Yeah. Root canal rings in my head.
saveau
Apr. 11th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
Worst case scenario is they can't reconstruct the tooth and have to pull what remains. Honestly, that's the quickest, simplest, cheapest, and least painful/inconvenient scenario. If it's a back molar, that'll probably be their first choice.

Reason I know is because I had to have that done a few years back. It's over and done quickly, and then you'll be a lot more diligent about flossing in the future.

Good luck.
magicmarmot
Apr. 11th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
Well, there's always a root canal...
sageincave
Apr. 11th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
hang in there. If you don't like your dentist enough to see him twice a year, I can recommend a good/nice one. His hygenists are crackerjack, too, and if you see the hygenist every 6 months, you may never have to see the dentist for the scary stuff again!
magicmarmot
Apr. 11th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Ah, it's more like I haven't had dental insurance in the last dozen years or so. This is the first tooth problem I've had in like ever.
sageincave
Apr. 11th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
My mom says people should just go to the dentist anyway, that the cost of insurance is roughly equivalent to the visits.

How sensibile and mom-like of her.
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