Monday, November 28, 2005

The awful dentist

Unlike Betsy I am not grateful for a dentist. Alright maybe a little. I broke a tooth on my way down to Utah in October. I had been putting off a root canal anyway but it was desperately needed that I go in. I was putting it off still, when Erika made a good point. I didn't want to be in Hawaii and get a terrible tooth ache and not enjoy our vacation. So I went into the dentist today and it turned out I had put it off too long. It had to be extracted. Thank goodness it was my back tooth. After two hours of digging out my roots and stitching my gums back up I am in great pain. I hate medicine but it has come to no choice. I filled the prescription and got the Loratabs. Last time I took pain medicine I ended up throwing up outside the hospital and sleeping all day. I rather not take them. I am really goofy right now but I feel wierd as well but at least there is no pain (at least for now). All I can say is that next time, in no way, am I putting it off.


Betsy said...

I learned that lesson the hard way too. When we were in school we had no money and no insurance. So I just never went. Well then my teeth started falling apart and I ended up pulling 4 teeth and getting 5 root canals and 8 crowns. I don't put off going to the dentist anymore. I go every 6 months no matter what. Sorry about your pain. At least you'll be better for your trip. We're looking forward to seeing you soon.

Alice & Dale said...

I am so sorry. I am like Betsy. I don't like to go to the dentist but the alternative is so much worse. At least with the bone strengthening medication that I take, it helps my dental problems. I hope you get feeing soon. I am not sure if this is Jacob or Amy, but either way, I am sorry that you are in pain.

Bonny Brae said...

ouch - i'll be sure and tell ara that story - she's a terrible brusher.