Friday, August 8, 2008

Root canal--can you say fun?

I went into the dentist last week for seven (yes, seven) fillings. Let me make clear that almost all of them were old fillings that needed to be replaced, not new ones. Well, when he was drilling on the last one he hit nerve. So, I got a nice impromptu root canal. I was supposed to go back to the dentist in 7-10 days after that for my "build up" and fitting for my crown. Well, on day #8, yesterday, I was at work and eating a granola bar and yep, you guessed it, I BROKE off half of the root canal tooth. I kind of forgot about it, otherwise wouldn't have chosen the granola bar. I had to go in today to get a build up and told him to "make it strong" because I wouldn't be getting my crown until January as I had maxed out my dental benefit for the year. Last year I had two replacement crowns after maxing out my dental benefit and it ended up costing me a few thousand dollars out of pocket. I was not about to let that happen again! I sure hope dentists are a little less expensive in Raleigh.

So, it's a mush and soup diet until January. Not really, but it might help me lose a little weight. Maybe this isn't such a bad thing.

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