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the good...the bad...

So, I went to the dentist today...

The Good: It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, I have an icky history w/dentists being too rough on my sensitive teeth and speaking to me in a very condescending tone. not today, they took xrays, didn't poke too much at the tooth because they didn't want to hurt it! woot.

The Bad: I either have to get a root canal (which will be a little more work then a usual one due to how the tooth broke) or possibly yank the tooth and get an implant. It's my call apparently...so far the root canal is what I'm thinking, want a consult on the other option, just so I know.

The good: I told them my finantial situation and they're totally willing to work on a payment plan with me.

The bad: I need to have $350 down to get the procedure done (since I'm not insured and all). Much as I am scared shitless at either prospect and it's gonna' hurt (be worse if I don't get it done however...), it needs to get done.

all in all, not a terrible visit...

Comments

jmanna
Nov. 20th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
Keep your original teeth if you can. The more you remove (even if you replace them with reasonable facimiles) the weaker those around them are. Leastwise this is what I was told when I asked about the risks of replacement. So...ask your dentist way more questions if you're not sure right now.
afterglow81
Nov. 20th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that actually, hence why I plan to get another consultation soon.

The dentist told me there are risks (root canal getting infected, trouble with the implant, etc) either way. All I know is it's gonna' get fixed somehow.

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