So, on Tuesday I was fortunate enough to get a retreatment done on a old root canal. Sounds fun doesn't?! Apparently most root canals, especially those done by general dentists, eventually need to be redone. Lucky me.
I went to my young and cute specialty dentist. It took forever to numb my mouth. They were at the point of saying....well let's try one more thing or we will have to reschedule and do something else. Finally, I was drooling and numb. My mouth being so small they had trouble isolating the area a bit and I had to use a child-size bite guard (and that was really too big). On we go...apparently my tooth was basically filled tight with metal and it took forever to get through the crown and remove to old work. My tooth broke some of the drill bits! They said I was very special.
Almost 2 hrs later, I rush to pick up the boys from school. I felt ok...I little sore but not too bad. Just wait...today, I am in serious pain. The antibiotics are having big battle with the infection, the area was pretty traumatized and my jaw is sore. And I can't really take the pain meds they gave me because being conscious is kind of necessary for parenting. I just didn't anticipate being so yucky.
The best part is that I go back in 6 weeks to finish it up...but they promise me it won't be so bad next time. No really, the actual appointment wasn't bad, no pain...but the aftermath sucks.
I guess I'm just complaining. Sorry.
At least it will motivate me to keep on top of my kids' pearly whites.