Thursday, August 14, 2014

I'm getting a crown and not the fancy tiara kind

I am such a baby! I just really really really detest going to the dentist for any kind of dental work.  I had braces as a kid for almost 4 years. During those 4 years I wore neck gear, head gear, rubberbands, a protractor thingamajig ( I hat to sleep with it and bite into ), and any other contraption they could come up with.  I dealt with it because I had jacked up teeth.  True  Story.  I did however lose my retainer the first year I got it and it was before the day they permanently put them on bottom teeth.  My teeth have since shifted and are a little crooked again. Dangit!!
I have always gone twice a year for my checkups and do the best dental hygiene I can.  Around 4 years ago I went to a dentist for checkup and was told I needed a crown. Um ok sure. I always heard they were harmless and really no big deal.  Leave it to my experience to have the worst.  The dentist had to make a mold, and then put in a temporary crown.  It was very painful and I was traveling for work every week then. I was in California the next week which is my favorite place to visit and I stayed in the hotel room after work and cried.  I called the Dentist from the airport and they said yes just get here before we close which was 5 on Friday. I drove like crazy thru traffic and when I got there, she (Dentist) was in a hurry to get out and didn't see me. Then she proceeded to make me schedule another apt with her the next week which luckily I was in town . I was then told I needed a root canal and that I would have to go to a specialist.  It just kept getting worse! I scheduled an appointment with the Specialist and I kept feeling what she was doing after 5 shots of Novocain. That made her stop and then reschedule for yet another appointment and I had to take a pill to knock me out and someone had to pick me up.  A month of discomfort still with a temporary crown, I finally got the root canal ( hundreds of dollars later) and got a permanent crown ( much anguish later).

The week I was leaving for Sturgis I had my ordinary checkup when I was told I needed a crown on one of my teeth that still has a silver filling from almost 30 years ago. Needless to say I almost broke into tears.  I have had such anxiety leading up to today.  The good news is that I have a new dentist that I really like. In fact, I fired/quit going to the Dentist who put me through Hell on the last crown and that was when I found this one I have now.  He is aware of my horrible time with last crown and he's so sweet. He promised me it wont be like that. Fingers crossed!  Say a little prayer for me around 2:30 central time.


  1. I think dentists are scary! 'Sending you a hug! ((Holli)) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. It was tempting to do that. I'm in so much pain still and I have to go back in 2 weeks to get my permanent crown. Yuck!


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