Brandy's Braces, SARPE, Jaw Surgery Journal

This is my daily journal to my eventual perfect smile and Apnea free life. It logs my surgeries, and daily progress.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Root Canal's NOT VERY FUN!

Ok well I have forgotten how much I hate root canals! With that being said I must say that my endo doctor is phenonmenal! He was so gentle, and explained everything to me. It went very fast...about 45 minutes, and compared to what I have already had done it was really no big deal. There was one moment when he was using this drill that had the most shrill sound. It was like fingernails on a chalkboard, and I seriously thought I was going to freak out. The sound was making all of my teeth ache, and was just almost more than I could take. Thankfully I made it through by using some calming self talk and it was over before I knew it. I have to go to my regular dentist next week so he can replace this temporary filling with a permanent one, but other than that I"M HEALED! LOL..

(My temporary filling)
Ok..now here is a question I have been wondering about for awhile now. I have had a few root canals before. As I recall my regular dentist always did them himself. Now dentists send you to an endo specialist (which is fine with me as I think someone who does nothing but root canals is so much better at it) However, why does a endo, put in a temporary filling and then send me back to my regular dentist for a permanent one? I swear I think its some kind of way to just make dental work cost more. I mean the root canal was $900.00. Then the appt for the permanent filling will for sure be over $100.00. I don't get it. If you are putting a filling in it anyway why not just do a permanent one and save the patient the aggravation of having to make another dentist appointment. I mean WTH? (what the heck?) is it just me?

I was looking at my uppers since I went to my last appointment and got my latest gold powerchain on. Check out the changes my teeth have made in just a few days.
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9-14
I get my xrays on the 1st of November, I can't wait to see what they say about being ready for surgery!

2 Comments:

  • At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Lanie said…

    I hope your surgery goes well!

    I had a Lefort I and vertical ramus osteotomy to correct my underbite on the 20th. Recovery is pretty tough, mainly the whole not-eating-anything-because-I'm-wired-shut but really, there's not a lot of pain and I only took the morphine in the hospital to make me sleep! :)

    Good luck!

    If you wanna chat don't hesitate to email me at lanie at burntmail dot com. (Just so spammers don't get me!)

    Lanie, 20

     
  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger Mrs. Shanton said…

    Ahhhhhhhh...root canal relief!

     

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