Last Monday I went to the dentist because I couldn’t wait until the new year or until after Thanksgiving to not have anything to look forward to regarding this tooth. Sure, I’ve endured child abuse, ovarian cysts and a kidney stone, but pain from a broken and decaying tooth whose filling fell out is the worst pain I’ve ever had above my shoulders. And that’s saying a lot, because I get super bad ear infections.
Anyway, I’m going to be given Halcion when I arrive this Monday so I’ll sleep throughout the surgery. I need it, because even with “laughing gas”, I still feel everything. I also don’t want to hear another “oops” should a situation where it’s needed arises yet again whilst I’m in dental surgery. Other dental experiences have consisted of me being held down — and I’m claustrophobic. Thus, I can honestly say my fear of the dentist isn’t because society just expects people to fear the dentist and that I have very specific reasons to be. xD (Not that reasons are needed.)
They have to pull it out, basically. The dentist said, “You actually have good teeth, just one that’s gone bad on ya.” Next year, I’ll go back for a dental cleaning and the X-rays and an actual dental checkup; this was just an extreme emergency considering I literally can’t eat solids and am slightly looking forward to the smoothies, jello and potato soup I’ll be eating the rest of the week. I’m not looking forward to having to take pain pills every four hours whether I’m in pain or not, however. I guess I’m just looking forward to no longer being in pain. Or having to rely on hydrocodone, which gives me nightmares and migraines and makes me overly loopy and makes me sleep a lot, to either numb the pain or make me not care. I can’t decide which it is that pain pills do. :p
Ugh. Also, my wisdom teeth will have to be removed sometime, too. I understand. My top wisdom teeth lack enough gums to fill teeth with, so they’re doing this thing to where they push my other teeth into each other. And I can feel it.
Later I’ll post about my Thanksgiving week stuff. There are two posts scheduled for the next week; I have no clue when I’ll feel up to blogging again, if I will anytime soon. I don’t even know how I’ll feel, but I usually feel pain for a few days after dental surgery. Anyway, I won’t be blogging much in December, anyway. #winterbreak