So. I finally went. I went to the dentist. Those of you who know me personally know my fear of dentists, as well as how fucked up my teeth have gotten (thanks Crohns and Prednisone). I went and got an exam a couple of weeks ago. The verdict was not good. I need 5 teeth in the back pulled, (4 broken, 1 too far gone – enamel is non existent …) and had a cavity between all my front teeth, and 3 cavities in the back.
I’ve always had relatively crappy teeth, thanks genetics, but never did I get so many cavities at once (with in 6 months). My teeth were just chipping and shattering all over the place. Then I noticed, 2 months ago, my front teeth were discolored. There was a cavity right between the two front teeth. So the search began. I don’t have dental/health insurance, so it became a matter of “You don’t set up payment plans? Sorry, have a good day” and “No, I don’t have insurance, Hello? Hello?…. Hello?”
My friend finally recommended this place in Waukegan which takes the medical card and in I went. So today was the first round of fillings. I my front top 6 teeth worked on, 12 separate fillings. There wasn’t much left of my teeth when she was finished removing the broken/decayed parts, and quite honestly it scared me. Once she filled them in (with composite (white) fillings) and did basic shaping and polishing I had already been in the chair for 3.5 hours. We decided to wait for my next appointment to finish shaping them. They look great, much better than before, they’re just a little rough in certain spots.
As I was leaving she asked me “Will you smile with your mouth open now on?” I told her hell yeah. Then she told me next time I go on steroids I need to frequently come in… as it’ll destroy my teeth. Humph. Well here ya go….