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August 18th, 2010

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03:32 am - Dental Unpleasentness
So, a couple of days ago, a piece fell off of one of my wisdom teeth. I went to Becca's dentist today. I've been going to a dentist back in the DC area, who've I've gone to since I've been a teenager and have mostly been quite pleased, until the last few years, when they've seemed more careless and rushed. Today, I found out just how careless they've gotten. I last went to them in December, and they said everything was fine. The dentist today said the reason the wisdom tooth broke was because it had lots of decay, decay even I could see on the x-ray, decay they said that looked like it had been there for more than a year, and which should have been easily visible in December.

Better yet, this decay meant that the tooth broke off at the root when the dentist tried to pull it, so I am going to an oral surgeon tomorrow and am now on lots of vicodin (thank the gods) as well as penicillin for the minor infection that was also present. Ow, with a side helping of ow. I like this dentist, and will be going back, unlike my old dentist, which I'll never return to. This deeply sucks, but with luck will be over soon (I don't actually have an appointment for the oral surgeon, since they were closed when the denist was done). On the positive side, the dentist only charged for one x-ray, since they didn't manage to extract the tooth. More vicodin and then I'll try to sleep.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted

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Date:August 18th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)

My present dentist is maybe a little too overeager in detecting tooth decay. Every six months I go in and it's like "You have four cavities!" (Next week) "Actually, you have six. Want us to fill them all?" Sigh-- at least they stopped charging for nitrous oxide.
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Date:August 18th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
Ow! *sympathy*
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Date:August 18th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds awful!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Date:August 18th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I hope you can get off the Vicodin soon.
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Date:August 18th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oooooooh, I'm so sorry :( That's SO not fun. I hope the rest of this ordeal is as easy on you as it can be. ***hugs***
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Date:August 19th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
GAH. Horrible bad dentist! Kick them in the teeth!

Er, well, you probably don't feel up to it right now.

Much sympathy. I hope the rest of the removal goes smoothly.
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Date:August 19th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I had dental surgery done a few weeks ago so can emphasize. In my case it was two impacted wisdom teeth, and two bad molars (all lower) that had to be removed. The nerves are still regenerating on the right side. At least it doesn't seem as though you are going to go through anything nearly as invasive. This is a good thing.
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Date:August 20th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
Great googly moogly!

... Best of luck.
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Date:August 20th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Ow! You have my sympathy. I
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Date:August 20th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I hope the surgery goes easily. Good luck!

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