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Sunday, November 27, 2011

I cannot begin to express my anger right now

Anyone who knows me personally knows that while I do stress easily, I am very slow to anger.

So when I say I am as pissed off as I have ever been, you know it's legit.


Here's the story in chronological order.

About 10 years ago: I have very soft teeth. I get cavities very easily, and I have had several fillings, many of them rather large. Well, One of these large fillings is on my 1st molar, bottom right. It takes up almost my entire top surface, and in between the molar and 2nd bicuspid.

Late December, 2009: While flossing one morning, the floss got caught on a bit of over-hang on the filling. I tugged at it, only to break my filling and have about half of it come out. Surprisingly, I never felt any real pain. I was uninsured at the time, so I largely ignored it. I kept the hole cleaned out but never got it looked at.

Mid feb, 2011: I start getting a little bit of pain in the tooth. It gradually grows into severe pain, keeping me up all night several times and bringing me to tears a few times. (I was told by a friend who had a similar experience that this type of tooth pain hurts worst than child birth, so I don't feel too bad about the tears.) I found out they make temporary fillings; I got some from Wal-Mart, along with a few bottles of  Ibuprofen. (All NSAIDs work for tooth pain, but Ibuprofen works best, especially at high doses.) This helped relieve the pain when it's at it's worst, and I start looking up prices and options to get it fixed. I asked for financial help from my parents several times because I couldn't, and still can't, afford any of the treatment options available.

Today: The temporary filling had been chewed away as it always does. I was eating some Doritos, and as my tongue ran over my tooth, I noticed that it felt odd. No pain, but slightly odd. I checked it in the mirror, only to find that my tooth, has broken off in one corner next to the hole. The piece is still there, I am going to removed it and put a new filling over it soon as I hit the "publish" button.

I'll likely have to miss work Monday for this.

1 comment:

  1. No bueno. That sounds ridiculously painful. So sorry. I hope you find a solution.