Dental Drama

Yesterday I went to the dentist. It’s been a long, time I’ll admit that, but still I was surprised by what happened. See, for the past 33 years I’ve been proud of my strong chompers. I’ve never had a cavity and never had any problems with my teeth (except for some orthadontia as a kid.)

It’s been about five years. The last time I went to a weird dentist in Pleasantville, NY when Jake was one. I specifically asked about a certain funny-looking wisdom tooth, but he assured me it was fine.

Wrong. So wrong.

As it turns out, I have to have my two wisdom teeth pulled because they have a lot of decay. In addition, I have five very small cavities that need to be filled. To say I was upset is putting it mildly. I wanted to cry on the way home! I go back on Friday for my deep-cleaning and then I’ll start making the appointments for the other stuff. I could deal with the fillings, but yikes — I’m so nervous about getting my teeth pulled. I had four molars pulled when I was in the 7th grade before I got my braces, so if I could do it then I know I can do it now, but… Now I also have three kids and a home to take care of. Hopefully the extractions will be easy since the teeth aren’t impacted or anything, and that will mean an easier recovery. But still. Way to start the week.

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5 Comments

  1. aww that’s crappy! I went through the same a few months ago… had a tooth pulled as well. Make sure you have Drew take a day off. Just 1 day is hard… the second day I felt 100% better. GOOD for YOU for getting on this before things might have gotten worse.

  2. Ick!!! I’m so sorry! But I *know* that when I make my much-needed dental appointment (hopefully here soon), he/she will probably have a FIELD DAY with my mouth. So, I bet that I’ll be in the same situation as you. Good luck!

  3. oh man, i’m so sorry! i haven’t been to the dentist in *years*, and while i know i need to go, i’m so scared now that i’ll have a bad visit!

  4. That’s awful! I’ve also had good teeth and am so appreciative.
    The house looks great!
    When does school start for you? Jack will start Kindergarten on Sept. 8th. Don’t know if I told you that I’m leaving the library at the end of August. It’s just not making sense anymore. Alex needs some attention and I want to concentrate on my photography. We’ll see how long we can make it without my little paycheck.
    Any idea when you are coming home next? The boys would love to play if you have time. Talk more soon!

  5. I’m so sorry you have to deal with this!

    I will have good thoughts for you when you get them extracted.

    I’m really surprised they didn’t take them out before you had your braces put on. They did that with me as well as taking out 4 other teeth.

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