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Sunday, May 17, 2009

TOOTH Story! ~ Not for the Faint of Heart

I sure have been MIA this week...not felt well and knew I had been nursing a tooth that needed attention. But you have to know my history at the dentist to understand that I HATE GOING TO THE DENTIST! lol After 2 weeks of throbbing pain that would go away with prescription strength Ibuprofen and then on Tuesday that throbbing became sharp pain...I KNEW it was time.

I was convinced that this tooth would need to be pulled. I had previously talked with my dentist after a quick consult with her and worked out the details. I did not leave then with an appointment cause things hadn't worsen. But as the last 2 weeks have gone by, I began to feel tired and knew I was dealing probably with some type of infection and then with this pain getting worse...it became clear that NOW was the time.

So there I was at 8:30 Thursday morning sitting in the dentist chair waiting for my lip to numb...which for me doesn't happen easily or quickly. You see my history is...I have a very low lying nerve that does NOT want to numb...many times in the dentist chair I have just about jumped out of it to grabb the drill from the dentist. So I of course made sure they remembered..and they made sure I had lotsa numbing shots...probably when it was all said and done...at least 10 shots were administered. Do you now understand why I HATE TO GO TO THE DENTIST?

Now why did you choose to have your tooth pulled, you may ask? Again my history...I have had at least 5 root canals with crowns. Of those said crowns, I have replaced at least 3 crowns due to continuing decay under that said crown. One tooth finally was pulled after 2 root canals and root calcification. This paticular tooth I was pulling is the very last molar on my left...which in a small mouth, as my dentist told me..makes anything type of work hard to do. I felt that pulling it was the best for my overall health. I also have had so much filling and dental work that I am trying to minimize what I need for the remaining years of my life! 2 HOURS later....my tooth was out! YES, It took that long!

I also did agree that I would now do a bridge for the missing tooth on my upper left, since the dentist was very clear if I didn't, my mouth would be compormised. She knew that I have a very sensitive bite, which easily gets off with any dental work. They used to tease me that I am the *Princess and the PEA*...cause any slight adjustment will send my poor mouth into TMJ! So now I have more dental work to look forward to! I HATE GOING TO THE DENTIST!!!


Now I assure you all...I brush and floss every day. I was born with a poor teeth and probably before dentist knew much about how good flouridation helped your teeth. So...like many, we live with what we are dealt with. I hope, like the above picture..the pain will stop and I will be smiling once again.

Blessings...Lorena

9 comments:

Marilyn said...

I am so sorry for your horrible time.... I always said that with all the progress that has been made in the medical field why is dentistry still in the dark ages????
Thinking of you....
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Connie said...

I understand that, chickee, but I loooove going to the dentist. It means he's going to make it all better! I understand the pain though. Mine is still hurting from a wisdom tooth extraction from 10 days ago. It'll get better though for you, sweets!
xoxo,
Connie

Rebecca said...

I've got lots of Dentist stories...a few good and lots not so good!

I too was born with yucky teeth. Mostly they were widely gapped and when I as in 9th grade FINALLY had braces put on... I wore them for 4 years...long, long years.

When I was 30 I was told I had to have braces again to correct a bite that had gone wrong...

On they went...two more years....

Last month I went to the Dentist again to ask WHY my bottom front teeth were beginning to gap...

He said this (not kidding!)...

"Ever think of wearing braces?"

WHAT!

I told him he was NUTSO and I left (not kidding!).

Crazy Man! Stupid Me!

xoRebecca

blushing rose said...

We had a VERY MEAN dentist as children. He would burn our tongues with the drill & even let some of our teeth that had a little cavity go, despite our pointing this out to him ... one time he even slapped a child in the dentist chair.

I HATED dentist forever until I found the one we have had for 23 years.

I feel your pain, your hesitation ... get well soon.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Shirl said...

Hi Lorena, I'm so sorry to read of your horrible time with that tooth. I understand what you went through, I have the same problem with getting numb. When I was a senior in high school I passed out in the dentist chair from the pain. I told him I was not numb and he did not listen!
I'm glad you will be on the mend now.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

TattingChic said...

I couldn't read it...I have dental woes myself, LOL! I am sorry to hear you are having tooth issues and hope all is healed up soon.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Ihave spent more time in the dentist's chair than anyone I know....I hate it....but am so thankful for laughing gas. I have enjoyed reading your blog.
I have started the posts from our most recent "Grandparent Disney trip" with a look into the eyes of my little guys from this "Grammy"! Also every comment counts as an entry for the May giveaway. (See Monthly Card Box Giveaway")! Stop by for a visit when you have some time.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Lorena,
You poor thing...ICK..Yuk.. OUCH...
I am not FOND of the dentist either and I have TMJ...so dental work isn't fun and I leave Exhauted from a cleaning...
You have my deepest sympathy...
On another note...I found some S&P and will send them out next week with a note!!!
Take care.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Bellamere Cottage said...

OUCH! I'm so sorry you're going through all this pain and trauma. It's just no fun, is it? I have a very small mouth too.......yep, my hubbs would disagree...... but I do and holding my mouth open for dental work is nasty stuff. I hope you get everything all worked out ASAP...

Warm blessings,
Spencer