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Dental Health will Drive you Mad! [Apr. 14th, 2009|01:23 pm]
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This morning I got the teeth cleaned *ding*. See them shimmer. Well, found out I failed to get a filling I needed, so I'm getting that on Thursday morning (add to the list). Then I smugly headed to Tukwila for my consultation with the specialist regarding my tooth #15 hurting (which had a root canal over a decade ago along with #13 and #14-the troublesome Trio all having root canals and crowns). I got there and the nice endodontist took xrays, looked, testing, tapped, pushed, and thought about what to do. He decided the best course of action was to remove the root canal in there and redo the whole thing right there today! I guess I hadn't realized just how badly it has been hurting because compared to the nerve down your whole leg being on fire a dying tooth barely registers but it does make you tired and cranky and a bit more whiny.

Long story short I got one root canal today (redone) and I may need another one within 6 months as tooth 14 appears to be failing as well. I can expect to feel better in 3-4 days and I'm supposed to lay low to some extent so it can heal up and to fight any infection which may remain.

My life=fun WITH a root canal? ;)

[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2009-04-14 08:32 pm (UTC)
Dang lady. Are you trying to win the hard-core Olympics. Should you ever have a baby, you will be able to handle the round ligament pain, labor and other chaos like a freaking pro.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-14 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hard core would be me saying, "Hold the Novocaine please" which I assure you I did not do! I'm happy to report I'm holding up pretty well. I shall go celebrate with some mushy type soup for lunch.
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