Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb


I hate going to the dentist. Not the treatments, precisely but because I'm really bad at dental hygiene.

A couple of weeks ago, one of my teeth started hurting. A lot. So I've started, you know. Brushing and flossing and mouthwashing. In preparation to dental visit. They're desperately in need of real cleaning, but at least they're not grungy.

And now the teeth are clean enough that I can tell the tooth has a bad, bad, *bad* chip in it. So I called the last dentist I went to (1.5 years ago) and he's off until next week. He did leave emergency numbers.

So. I've been living with this for a couple weeks already and I'm managing. It's uncomfortable but I'm managing. And I think this is going to be a root canal given the size and placement of the chip. Should I wait until Monday to make an appointment with the dentist I know (mostly from synagogue) or go to the complete stranger for the long treatment? I can also use my old dentist but he doesn't have office hours on Thursday and that's pretty much the only day I can make it without taking off from work.

At this point, I'm thinking of managing until Monday, knowing that this tooth is dead anyway.

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