Its about me and my family. Mainly me and the girls. I may twitter or tweet alot but its mostly thoughts and going ons here at home and thoughts about what we might be doing on weekend or our adventures. Sit down and Enjoy what you are reading.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I am Scared Shitless..

Yikes am I scared shitless. I went to the Dentist today after not going for about 16 years. I couldnt find one that would accept my MA when I had it. But now we are paying everything with cash. I had to go because I found out that the two wisdom teeth that are in are coming in sideways..

I have to have them pulled and its going to cost me a little bit of money. Not much but a little bit. We are going to try and go as cheap as we can but to have me comfortable. I have a consultation on March 13th.

The lady that cleaned my teeth today was as gentle as she could be because I hadnt been to the dentist in a long while. Its not that I didnt want to go its because I couldnt find one that would take my MA when I had it. I wouldnt have gone today if my mouth wouldnt have been hurting so bad this last week. I have to have an extra tooth in the back pulled out too.

Its not going to be a good and easy time for me. I am just plain assed scared.. My mom had hers taken out and the dr cracked her jaw. I am scared the same thing is going to happen to me too.. Yikes.. My teeth feel like little sandpapers.. I keep running my tongue along them to smooth them out..

I am suppose to work tonight but I called in because my mouth hurt to bad to deal with co workers or even people in general tonight. Everyone calls in from time to time. I havent slept but for two hours today. I came home at 4:30 and then stayed up till after my appt and came home and called Jeff and then I decided to stay home. I didnt realize my damned appt was going to take almost 2 hours today.

So I am running on like 2 hours sleep today and I am going to bed early tonight where I can catch up on sleep and then rest tomorrow before work since I have all next weekend off. I wanted sometime with my family on a weekend so we are going to do something as a family.. Yayy us..

Anyway that is whats up here. talk to you all soon.


Wandering Coyote said...

I am scared shitless of the dentist, too. I once went over 10 years without going just because I'd had such bad experiences previously. The good news for me was that dental practices and techniques had evolved quite a bit since my last visit, so everything seemed to go much smoother and was less painful. It also helps that I naturally have great teeth and didn't need any major work done. I now have dental coverage and need to make an appointment for an annual checkup... You'll be fine, though!

Squirl said...

Good luck! I'm sure it will be fine, though. Like WC said, the modern techniques are pretty good.

Jeannie said...

I hate the dentist too. They have sedation now and if you are getting wisdom teeth out, I'd recommend it - of course you won't be able to drive. My dentist had to pull a tooth a couple years back but forgot how deep my roots are and by then realized I should have been sedated even for just the one. I was ok though - he knows how to freeze me up. I was uncomfortable after but not in too much pain - I was able to work the next day. I'd recommend a couple days off if you are having a few done at once.

Kitem said...

I am sorry you feel bad, but don't be scare, the dentists now have useful and painless ways of pulling teeth out, you won't feel anything I promise.
And starting now don't stay so long without a visit to the dentist, it is recommended to visit him once a year, even when there is nothing wrong, just for a check up.

Grizzly Mama said...

Oh God - I hate the dentist. I've been avoiding going for a couple of years and it's not good. I need to get some work done but I'm putting it off. Get those wisdom teeth out - they can cause a lot of problems in the future if they're not taken care of. I am very thankful that my parents had mine taken care of when I was 16. Now I have that damn trigeminal neuralgia and I just dread the dentist.

Good luck and glad you took a night off. You deserve it.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Hi Tweets. So sorry you're in pain. I know about not getting to the dentist. I haven't always been able to afford dental insurance. We recently went after 3 years of not going and found out my son needs to have his wisdom teeth pulled. The roots of one of my wisdom teeth is wrapped around the nerves to my face, so they couldn't pull it out. Luckily for me, the tooth was coming in straight, just no room. So my dentist removed all my back molars instead. All my wisdom teeth have come in and I use them as my back molars without any trouble, other than reaching back there to floss.

Candy Minx said...

Oh well, it does sound scary!

I think you should tell your dentist exactly what frightens you about the story of the cracked jaw and everything. That way the dentist can reassure you.

I also think that dental treatments are much more gentle and better instruments than even ten years ago ...oh wait...I just noticed others have already said excellent!

SME said...

I was so nervous about getting my wisdoms out that I delayed it for years, even though every dentist I went to said I should get them out ASAP.

I finally bit the bullet around this time last year and went to my current dentist to get the job done. I didn't have much faith in her, but you know what? It worked out beautifully. The worst part was the dreading, after that it was all pretty simple. And Richard had his final wisdom taken out the year before that, by a different dentist. That worked out well too.

Once it's all done, you'll be very happy you don't have to deal with the pain of wisdom teeth anymore!

zydeco fish said...

Good luck. It might not be as bad as you think: after the local anesthetic, mine were out in under 30 seconds! No cutting or digging required. I hope yours goes that quickly and easily.

Bridget Jones said...

I was a dentist frady too. My parents had to get my teeth done in a hospital when I was 5. The dentist we had gone to split my tooth with a drill, then yelled at me to stop crying. I wouldn't open my mouth again after that.

I've had wisdom teeth out too Tweety and mine were sideways with the crown facing (chewing) the jaw. The dentist was a very good one. I had no bruising, no broken jaw. It all has to do with the skill of the dentist, not the tooth itself.

Hang in there sweetie, you will be OK.

tshsmom said...

I'll tell you the same thing I told SME: Get it done and you'll be amazed at how much better you'll feel!

I hope I don't have to nag you for 3 years like I did SME.

tweetey30 said...

Nope we are going to gert it done in April or May. We are just going to borrow some money from our line of credit to have it done and because even if Jeff did have me under his dental plan they dont cover this and neither does his regular insurance plan that I am under.. So cash all the way..