Monday, March 31, 2008

Dentist Fear

Yea, well...I admit it.

The reason I gloat over never needing anything from the dentist but my biannual cleaning is because I take *really* careful care of my teeth because I'm terrified of the alternative.

The thought of a cleaning already makes me stress out but the thought that something MAJOR is wrong...that there will be needles involved...and extensive drilling...I'm making myself sick and I'm nearly in tears.

In 45 minutes is my appt with my dentist with regards to breaking my tooth about 12 days ago. It could end up a big filling, could be a crown, could be a root canal if I've broken it off far enough down. *sigh* I just don't know and not knowing is making me sick to my stomach.

I am the same person who at 11 or 12 years old had to have 8 teeth pulled (4 baby molars and the adults underneath) to prep for having braces put on. I was sitting in the old-styled dentist chair that actually had the foot long piece that came up on the end. And, after the procedure, I was so sore from straining and pressing constantly with my legs, nearly standing on that foot rest for what felt like eons-long extractions that I could barely walk and my legs were nearly as sore as my mouth.

All that being said, the financial side of this is just salt in the wound.

So, if you happen to read this before 4pm EDT, say a little prayer....please?


Christina said...

Oh I feel your pain! I would go through natural childbirth again without fear of the pain, but at the dentist, I'd just prefer that they knock me out completely.

I need to have some fillings and I'm putting that off because I know my wisdom teeth need to go too. All four....and over my dead body (from a panic attack) will they do while I am anything approaching conscious!

Good luck. Here's to hoping it's a simple filling and no pain. And a kind gentle dentist....

Anonymous said...

Yikes I missed this. How did it go???

BTW: For a long time I could not visit your blog. My puter would freeze. I don't know what happened, but now it is working! WOOHOO. I am glad to be back.

I am also in the process of tagging 7 people for a 7 thing tag. It should be posted by the end of the day and you are one of the people! If you don't want to play along I completely understand.

Debbie said...

Sorry, I didn't get by here until later. How everything went well......

GiBee said...

I'm right there with you on the whole dentist fear!!!

Praise God for the emergency fund!

Let us know what happened at the dentist.