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I am sitting in my comfy chair soaking my feet in hot water with a little epson salt. I'm a bit doped up but feeling sick to my stomach and half of my face is still slowly getting feeling back.

I did not enjoy having a root canal. I know, I know, you never enjoy it but I really detested the doctor just bantering back and forth with his assistant like I was a mindless piece of meat. Most of the time I wanted to just bite his hands off. I should have told him the #1 thing to make me comfortable while he does this thing to me... TALK TO *ME.* TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING! Just because he's done this a bazillion times does not mean that *I* have. It gets BORING sitting there with your jaw aching and open and feeling your tooth get poked and prodded about.

I'm feeling overly emotional about I guess. It's a sad thing to me to be told that my tooth is dying so they're just going to finish killing it, pack it with stuff and send me on my way to another guy to get a crown. Part of me just died today. I can't get it back, it won't regrow, it won't heal...it's dead. I sat there trying not to cry thinking about my poor dying tooth as they kept having to jab me in the mouth to numb me up (apparently I take a LOT to get me properly numbed) and wondered how on earth women have abortions.


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Sep. 28th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
I bit my orthodontist once.

Not nearly in the same ballpark, I know, but man, it made me feel better.
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
Oops, pulled the trigger too fast ... I hope you feel better soon!
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
::sending happy healing thoughts to your mouth::
I've had a couple root canals, bad/dead teeth pulled and honestly, I'm happy they're gone. No more pain. I still should probably get crowns, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Hope you feel better!
Sep. 28th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
Poor Jeanette
Ouch!!! At least he could have told you to blink once for yes and twice for no.
Sep. 28th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
teeth may be alive, and we love them, but they are much lower matience than kids :P
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Maybe a little perspective would help...um...ok, what if it were a tumor? That would be a part of you that's ok to have removed and killed. Besides, dead or alive, you get to keep chewing! :)
I had a doctor do that once, talking over me during a local, out-patient thing I had to get done. I tried to interrupt, to tell him that the freezing didn't work and that he was hurting me. I could actually see the spot they froze and it was no where near where he was cutting. He told me I was being rude, didn't understand what he was doing and to "mind my own"...It's my leg, it is "my own"! Anyway, I got loud and eventually he gave me a second shot. The whole thing was an absolute mess, I ended up bleeding through the stitches, and I have a big scar now. I still wonder if he'd have been less sloppy if I hadn't ticked him off. I don't think they all understand that we're not desensitized the way they are.
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon!
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