I had my (newly expensive) dental appointment today. Apparently it is possible to get a cavity in the root of your tooth beneath a crown. Who knew? And when that happens, the dentist has to break the old (also expensive, but not as expensive as now) crown, fix the tooth, and then make you a brand spanking new crown.
Did I mention expensive? Oh, okay then.
|Terrible (& gratuitous) pic of my current project|
I could, however, feel that darn drill. Yup. Seems I have an auxiliary nerve on that side of my mouth that is hard to hit with the Novocaine. In fact, we had the same problem 10 years ago when he was working in that spot. I should have reminded him, I guess.
So we're trying again in 3 weeks. I can only assume that poor guy is going to give me 16 shots of Novocaine as soon as I walk in there and I won't be able to feel my face for 2 days. But I don't care - I just want to get this over with. I HATE DENTAL WORK.
Okay, I feel better now that I've whined about it. Anyone want to share their nightmare dental stories?