I've had a recurring absess for a few years now...but my old dentist gave me a wash and a syringe to rinse the area whenever it flared up....and it always went away and I never have thought much of it (being the cheap skate I am and how much I HATE going to the dentist - only because I've had so much dental work done between braces, oral surgery, and 2 dental implants that I probably have a Cadillac in my mouth!!!)
The dentist informs me that after looking at my x-rays that one of my teeth (right next to a front implant) is suffering from internal resorption.... and is half hollowed out.... and I will ultimately lose the tooth. I have to have a consultation with a gum specialist to find out the process, costs, etc in about a month.
THIS BLOWS. He said that there is nothing I could have done to prevent it......and its not from decay.... it just "is what it is"....
You have amazing teeth...BUT you are still gonna lose one????!!! WTF!!!!! It took all my power not to break down into tears in his office as he gave me the news...so I waited until I got into the parking lot.....its a LONG and EXPENSIVE process..... and this is the last thing I needed to hear right now.
[This message edited by She11ybeanz at 1:43 PM, February 7th (Friday)]
ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12
I have 2 gold crowns in my mouth - And ya know how they tell kids if you keep your tongue out of the space where the tooth falls out, a gold one will grow in? Yep, that's what I tell them happened to me! Kids are so gullible. <evil laugh>
This time in my life feels like that. Everytime I think I'm about to come up for air.....another damn raft. This tooth is a raft. Maybe the next time I go up, I will reach the surface and can breathe again....