June 22, 2009

Dental Health Fun

I’m not a big fan of the dentist. I’ve had a few rather bad experiences with the dentist which left me with a feeling this cartoon portrays rather well…



Not to mention the bright lights and feeling like you were just picked up by a not so friendly alien examining you on a UFO.

However, I’ve been in horrendous pain the past month with this toothache. It started about two months ago or so, maybe a little longer. I don’t have dental insurance or health care of any kind so I haven’t been going to the dentist like I should. My teeth aren’t horrible or anything (though I would like to get invsilgn one day) but I did know I needed a cavity filled where said pain was coming from.

So, I found a dental office nearby. The main dental doctor there has a lot of experience and has been published in medical journals and magazines and stuff, but his picture on the pamphlet they sent me cracked me up – he looked like Orson Hodge on Desperate Housewives and he was a dentist on the show too! Too funny.

Last week I went in for the appointment so they could find out what was wrong with the tooth or teeth. He didn’t really look like Orson, so at least I didn’t laugh in the office. The office is really nice though and the staff there is all very nice and helpful, so that is a good thing too.

What was the pain coming from? Well I had a filling that was loose and a cracked tooth (not fully cracked just a little) by where the filling was and 2 cavaties in that area on those 2 teeth. Ouch!

This morning I had it taken care of - finally. They had to take out the loose filling and then fix the other two. They had the Novocain that they rubbed on first (or whatever it is) and then the shot or shots of it. Luckily it worked really well and I didn’t feel anything. Not to say I didn’t grip on the armrest though – I always do that.

At least the dentist said that I shouldn’t need a root canal because it didn’t go to the root. If I waited 6 months more though I would have or needed to have them pulled. Eeek! I’m glad I went when I did (but really I should have gone sooner).

After I left there my Mom dragged me around the mall and then Hobby Lobby. I love to shop, but talking weird and feeling like my face looks funny from the Novocain Numb feeling is not so fun. Plus, by the time we left I was in enormous pain and really needed a pain killer.

I’m still on pain killers because it might take up to a week for the pain to go away fully. It shouldn’t take that long though. Anyways, if the post didn’t make full sense – that is why. If that is the case though, I hope you at least had a good laugh.

12 comments:

TeeTee said...

i'm glad you feel better!

Paula said...

Feel better soon :)

Yaya said...

Oh you made me shudder when you said cracked.

Glad they are fixed.

Yes, I always feel like I'm walking around with drool coming down my mouth after stuff like that.

Little Miss Tiara said...

aww... hope you're feeling better now :) me actually love dentist (yeah, I'm weird, I know) I mean... I love do the checkup and not the toothache :/ I hate toothache :/ they're painfully disturbing.

Shareen Mohd Saleh said...

LOL I know what you mean about the numbness. Hope you feel better soon! *HUGS*

Lucky Irish Gal said...

Oh hon I feel for ya! I had my wisdom teeth taken out two years ago. The pain I was in after that made me want to saw my head off. I usually ask to skip the shots. They always seem to make my gums hurt more than the actual dentistry. In your case though I think i would have def gone with the shot. crack, ouch! Makes me shudder. Sending you healing vibes!

Wendyburd1 said...

I totally get you I am terrified of the dentist, I jut spent way too much time there with correcting an over bight, 2 sets of braces, cavities, etc. So now I am afraid and think they are ALL evil!!

Leetid said...

Fell better soon. You keep reminding me that I need to see the dentist as I haven't been to one in years!

Bobby G said...

I did wait to long, I need to get a tooth pulled, Wisdom teeth pulled Friday

Nickie. said...

Awww hope you feel better soon!!! =)

Sheri said...

Thanks everyone :) I am feelin a lot better today!

Lucy said...

I am sooo glad you got it all taken care of and hope it heals sooner than later:)