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Root Canal For Stacey!

Well, on Friday, I went to the dentist.  I was dreading this appointment.  I'm not a good tooth brusher and I don't floss.  Well, on Saturday the 23, my tooth started hurting and it broke.  So, we set an appointment to go to the dentists office for the 29.  The see people up until age 20, and I'm 20.  Fortunately, I have good health insurance, but it will only pay for dental work until I turn 21 so that's in a few months!  Well, needless to say, I was extremely worried because this was the first time I've ever been to the dentist.  Well, the dentist who looked at my teeth told me that in the back there was a lot of tardar and I wasn't brushing hard enough.  No big surprise, but she said I would need a root canal.  NO! I cried because I was so worried.  My stepmom said root canals are extremely painful.  Grandma told me not to worry and that she had 4 root canals and had no pain.  Plus my teeth need a deep cleaning. 

 

     Well, when we got home from the dentist, my mom lectured me about not brushing and flossing.  A lecture was the last thing I needed.  I was stressed out and she only stressed me out even more.  I don't need any of that right now.  I need support, not stress.  Anyway, the exam was good.  They did probing and x-rays and that experience was good.  But man, deep cleanings and root canals.  I don't know.  I've got an appointment to see a different dentist since the dentist I just saw does not do root canals.  Well, I'm very worried.  I have to see an endodontist.  What if he makes fun of me?  Have any of you had root canals?  I don't know.  The good news is I have good insurance and so I'm going to get this all fixed before I turn 21.  I have to.  If not, I'll have to pay a billion dollars!  Anyway, I only hope for the best.

StaceyAnna StaceyAnna 18-21, F Aug 31, 2008

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