April 23, 2010

Friday Confessional all about my teeth

Hello and welcome to another week's confession. I must say it's been a week, that's for sure. So hold on tight, ya'll. Here we go:

  • I hate my teeth.
  • HATE my teeth.
  • How, dear sweet Camie, could you possibly hate your teeth?
  • Again, I'm glad you asked.
  • I have the worst teeth ever.
  • Ever.
  • Okay,well maybe not ever, but mostly ever.
  • I have 9 crowns.
  • 1/4 of my teeth are crowns!
  • I have had 14, count 'em, 14 root canals.
  • Of those 14, one was on my front tooth.
  • When I was 14.
  • It is a crown now.
  • Also, I have one tooth that was root canaled 4 times.
  • How is that even possible?
  • I'll tell you.
  • First Dr does root canal. Fine. Done.
  • Next Dr says that first Dr missed a root.
  • Awesome.
  • Dr does another root canal.
  • Tooth never really feels better.
  • I call Dr to have him look at it.
  • Evil receptionist won't let me see or speak to Dr because my acct is delinquent $25.
  • Twenty five dollars.
  • So it is paid and then I have a "probationary period" due to being delinquent.
  • I should have sued.
  • Anyway, go to a different Dr, who tells me I should have been to a specialist weeks ago.
  • So I go to an endodontist.
  • Tells me previous dentist didn't get to the bottom of the root.
  • Tells me he left a pocket of infection that is eating my bone.
  • Tells me I need to have another root canal or surgery.
  • Awesome.
  • I totally should have sued.
  • So we're a young freshly married couple and aren't sure if insurance will cover it.
  • Also we're moving to Utah in, like, a week.
  • So we just moved.
  • Found out later that insurance would have covered it, by the way.
  • So after moving, we have to wait the customary waiting period before insurance will kick in.
  • like 6 months or so.
  • In the meantime, a small infection bubble grows below said tooth.
  • Awesome.
  • Even awesomer still is that said infection bubble drains at least once a day.
  • I'll spare you the gory details, but let's just say it was NOT nice.
  • Finally go to new Dr.
  • Sends me to another Endodontist.
  • Explains options again.
  • I opt to have root canal again as opposed to surgery.
  • Endo does third root canal on tooth.
  • Infection bubble comes back a week later.
  • Insurance is shot due to $3500 specialist root canal.
  • Have to wait until new year.
  • Have to have surgery.
  • Endo performed 4th and final root canal from the bottom up.
  • Thats right.
  • Awesome.
  • Sounds exactly like it was.
  • Bottom up.
  • I used to have full on panic attacks when I sat in the dentist chair.
  • Crying, shaking, the whole nine yards.
  • Do you blame me?
  • So yeah, I my teeth and I have a hate hate relationship.
  • I have oh so many stories to tell.
  • But the bottom line is that I think I need my wisdom teeth out.
  • They hurt lately.
  • And I just don't wanna.
  • Not awesome.
  • Stoopid teeth.


Oka said...

I hate me teeth too.

Stacy said...

Yucky!!! I am so sorry that happened. I think teeth are dumb too. I hate going to the dentist. Never know if they are telling you the truth or not.

Mark, Steph, & Alex Toone said...

Oh no! I hate my teeth as well, but I hate yours even more! They have been so mean to you!

Glamazon said...

Oh my gosh, that just gave me anxiety! You poor poor thing! That sucks. yes, you have every right to hate your teeth. Also, maybe you should see if any dentist will give you a 2-for-1 deal on any future crowns :)

Thanks for playing!

Jena said...

Oh, darn - so sorry! Who do you go to here? Good luck!

Phannie said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through all that.


purseblogger said...

Oh dear, and here I thought I had bad teeth. ;) So sorry you've had to go through all that. I think you've had your turn now. Yuck!