Monday, March 10, 2008

What's Going On

Sorry to have left everyone in the lurch, but of course, Blogger was uncooperative on Friday and we had company all weekend, and I just got home.

Here's what happened:

Last Thursday evening, I was getting ready to go to bed and I was flossing my teeth. Flossing's good for your teeth, right? Wrong. I flossed between my two bottom front teeth and one of my teeth chipped. I couldn't believe it.

Now, anyone who knows me knows that I have an EXTREME phobia of the dentist. We had an amazing dentist in Boston, but then the feds didn't offer dental until recently, so we weren't able to go. So we wound up not going and then Michael went recently to some guy in Fredericksburg that I just got a bad vibe from, so I avoided it.

Well, there's no avoiding it now. My freakin' tooth chipped!

So I'm freaking out and I made Michael handle the calls to find the dentist. He's found a dentist in Stafford recommended by a friend. I spoke to them Friday morning, and they told me I have nothing to worry about--there was no pain, no bleeding, and no sharp edges, so they made an appointment for me for Wednesday. Which means I've had days to sit and stew about my impending dental appointment.

I know that in 48 hours it'll all be over, or at least the initial visit will be over, but I'm scared out of my mind, and it's just crazy. I know I have friends out there who feel my pain. Just pray I keep my sanity. Fortunately, the appointment is at 8am, so I don't have to sit around all day worrying. Fingers crossed it'll be painless and these people will be good and understanding.

3 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Talmadge G. said...

Fortunately there isn't any pain involved.

As you well know, I had a giant mountain of dentalphobia to overcome. I'll be praying for you Wednesday.

Which reminds me, I have another dentist appointment Friday. Oy!

PS: Re the "Lifeline" post: funny how dental insurance has failed to keep up with escalating costs. The annual contract maximum for 99% of dental plans is $1,000. 18 years ago, when I had my first real health/dental policy, the maximum payout each year for the dental side was ... you guessed it ... $1,000.

Would that prices for everything else stayed as level.

Lauren said...

Good luck at your appointment.

I keep hearing radio commercials for "sedation" dentistry. Maybe that's something you should look into.

Melissa said...

Flossing is definitly not good for you. Stop now.

I used to have a great deal of dentalphobia but I have found a fab dentist - he's up here though, in Annadale. I'll be happy to give his name if you want.

They have this cool thing called a cavitron and rather than the scraper thing it shoots water...it's like a high powered water pic....it's much much easier than the scraper!

Also my dentist recently remodeled his office and he has TVs mounted on the ceiling! cool.

Bring your iPod - you can prob listen to something relaxing while they work.

Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking about you!