Thursday, February 24, 2005

Eerie Love on the Panama

So in two weeks I will be getting a ROOT CANAL. Oh, even writing it sounds so daunting. But it must be done. I haven't been able to chew on the right side of my mouth for 2 years. So how is that for looking forward to a lot of pain to get rid of pain??!?!

Whenever you hear, "getting a root canal" it just immediately forces you to cringe. Someone messing with the roots in your canal, man, it just can't be good.

I never had cavities. Never. Then I had kids and they sucked the calcium right out of my teeth. I went to the SAME dentist since I was 4 years old, and so he filled my cavity.

And it did not work.

I went back again. He put ice on my tooth OW!!!! He did some stuff.

It did not work.

I went back to this guy SIX. TIMES. SIX TIMES PEOPLE.

And he did not fix it.

What do I do? Decide to let it go for 3 years, yes, that is the best idea I've ever heard of. Right. Neglect it and then it will just get better on its own!

I had a dream the other night that I went and the dentist fixed it with lasers and it didn't hurt and took like, 4 minutes to finish. For some reason, this dream was the epiphany that led me to wake up and finally call a new dentist and schedule an appointment.

This new dentist is great, wonderful in fact. But, uh, it's gonna hurt and she said it will average about 2 1/2 hours to complete. (oh and yeah, by the way it's gonna cost like $700)


So, when people hear 'root canal' and cringe, are they cringing for the pain or for the price???


nasdoc said...

sorry to hear about your pain. I had root canal done two years ago and the procedure was long (A few visits to finish up everything)but was completely painless. I know you like your new dentist but you might want to consider going to an endontist who specializes in root canals. That's who did mine and sometimes general dentists say they can do anything, but they don't have the necessary experience. Just a thought.

nasdoc said...

that's endodontist, stupid name and hard to spell

Vajana said...

That is a good idea; I definitely will take that into consideration.
I do, however, want to trust this dentist, since I have no plans on going back to the old one! And what better way to start trusting someone is by letting them hurt you!! Ouch!!! :)

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