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?