Enough With The Mouth


Alright, I’ll admit it: until my appointment last year, I hadn’t seen a dentist since I moved up to New York. Yes, it’s terrible but I have learned my lesson and am currently paying the price.

Cassie found a great dentist in midtown who gave me a wake up call. For some reason (be it genetic or otherwise) I had giant holes in the top of two of my teeth. It never really hurt but I do know how annoying it could be to eat as small bits of food would get stuck up there. Well, the dentist laid down the gauntlet: root canals on both along with a few cavity fillings. Fun! Worse, the work had to be spread out over 4 separate days. This was going to be a marathon of pain, but I knew I had to do it (as well as I deserved it for my negligence).

Well, it turns out the whole thing wasn’t as bad as we thought. Upon further investigation by the dentist, she discovered that I didn’t need root canals on either tooth but I would need tooth-like onlays attached to fill the gaps. The process took a lot of Novocain shots (so much so that I began to get used to the pain of a needle in my gums) and over 4 hours of work but I survived. In fact, the worst thing was having to chew on one side of my mouth for the rest of the day after a procedure.

Anyway, the hell is over and my fear of dental work is conquered (mostly)! I just have to go to pick up a protective night guard in mid-March and I’m done!

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  • Shelby
    Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 07:06 | #1

    Smart move, I hope you had some insurance help with the bill.

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