Today i went for my first hour long session at the dentist. I kind of thought i was having the tooth removed today and so was absolutely petrified (have been for days). Spent part of the morning crying as i got ready to go. Then the first ten mins once i got to the dentist i cried again and went throught numerous tissues. I also had the dentist, the receptionist and another lady that does therapy basically relaxing me, making me take deep breaths and trying to relax me. They also worked on pressure points that are meant to relax a person... dont know if thats true.
Anyway, turns out it wasnt the day for the tooth removal and have all that fear and dreading to look forward to again next week.
Today i had root canal treatment and a temporary filling on a back tooth... thats it and didnt feel a thing. I didn't even feel the needle. So root canal treatment really isnt so bad if anyone needs this done... just have to be brave! Also for a temporary filling i dont have any of the normal horrible taste associated with them and couldnt be happier about that.
Tomorrow i'm having root canal treatment on some front teeth, preparation for two caps and a bridge, an impression of my mouth, a filling and the temporary caps and bridge put in. Really pleased its just that and not the tooth being pulled.
Next week i have more root canal treatment alongside the removal, some fillings at the back and more cap and bridge prep work. I think all of March will be spent at the dentist.
Maybe all the treatment before the removal planned for next next week will put me more at ease so i dont spend all my time crying and fearing the worst. And its not as if i have not had a tooth removed before so shouldnt really be so frightened.
I dont want to be sedated for a removal because i dont think its too good to be constantly sedated for just one tooth. Last time i was sedated it was horrid being sick almost instantly once i came round and feeling rubbish for a week. But it needs to come out so the gum can settle, and this autumn/fall have a bridge there. Its at the side and a little back so not worried about the gap while it heals.
Also don't feel ill like i nornally do afterwards and putting it down to better and more expensive local anaesthetic.
Here's a tray of mostly paper items i'm working on for the rest of the day. The set with the skulls needs bones and other human body relates items. The set with the dragon egg needs claws, bones, blood and hide etc. The unicorn books need the horn and other small paper items. The mushroom crates and prep boards need soil and assembling etc.
Im trying to out together lots of small items that dont cost me a lot to put togeteher and wont cost much to buy either. Ideas are always welcome for small items!!!