More dentist talk…

I just got back from my second dentist appointment. Sorry, if I don’t make much sense, but I am kind of drowsy right now. Apparently, at this time I need two root canals at the top right side of my mouth. They cut the nerves on two teeth so I wouldn’t feel too much pain right now and they fixed three other teeth. I have to go in on March 4th to have the actual root canals done. It is costing me $1182 to have the two root canals done and it will cost another $1,000 or $2,000 for the crowns.

Except, I may need to have another root canal done on one of my bottom teeth. So add another $519 for the root canal and $1,000 for the crown. Wonderful. Luckily, they are allowing me to make monthly payments on the root canals. Otherwise, I would be up shit creek. I have to figure out how to pay for the crowns. They told me I don’t have to worry about the crowns right away, so I guess I will see about paying for those sometime around next year.

I started crying when I left the dentist office. I am pissed at myself for not taking better care of my teeth in the first place. I wish when I was growing up, that I took more of an interest in dental care. Then I wouldn’t be in this mess.

But it sucks because, I do brush my teeth 2 or 3 times a day everyday and I am still having problems with my mouth. I don’t understand. I haven’t even drank sugary drinks like sodas for over 4 years. I took those out of my diet a long time ago and my teeth are still giving me troubles.

I’m just tired of my mouth giving me problems. I hope that the nerves that the dentist cut will at least give me some pain free days. Of course, I will probably still experience some type of pain, being that they prescribed me some Vicodin.

The dentist…

I have a dentist appointment coming up in about an hour. I don’t really want to go, but I am having severe pain on the right side of my mouth. I took a bunch of Ibuprofen, but that didn’t help and it was so bad yesterday morning, that I ended up drinking a bunch to numb the pain and I still felt it. :/

Later in the evening, my mom got a couple of Vicodin pills from my Aunt to give me and that took a lot of the pain away. It still hurts a bit this morning, but it is nothing compared to yesterday and the past three months. I should have taken care of the pain earlier, but it still scares me to go to the dentist. However, at this point, I am just going to have deal with my fear of the dentist and get my teeth taken care of.

Also, it always makes me feel like crap when I drink too much. It feels like I have a bunch of poison sitting in my stomach.

ETA:
Well, I just got back from the dentist and I have to go back tomorrow. They took x-rays and consulted with me and I am probably going to have to have another root canal, which will cost me over $500 out of pocket. It’s that or have the tooth completely removed, but me and the dentist don’t want to do that, since it is near the front and it will be noticeable when I smile. I also have to have a lot of fillings done and some other cosmetic work done, which is taken care off, but the root canal isn’t.

I told the dentist how severe the pain has been, (which he noticed of course just by looking at my teeth and x-rays) and he wrote me a prescription for Vicodin, since he didn’t have time to start working on my teeth today. I will probably have to go in about two more times to get everything done. My new dentist, wants to do most the stuff in fewer batches and to get everything done instead of doing a tooth here and a tooth there like my last dentist did. I really like him and the dentist aids. They were really nice to me, knowing the fear I have. The other place was nice too, but I think I like this place a bit more.