posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 08:12 AM
Oh my goodness.... wishing you the very best of luck! I do so hope you don't chicken out - get it fixed now while it hurts!!!
Otherwise you'll just gonna end up in a whole heap of trouble with the tooth in the future.
I now haven't been to the dentist for 12 years... my teeth are good, and I take very good care of them. I got no cavities, as such... only
one problem... 4 years ago a root canal filling fell out. How could a root canal filling fall out? Well, I guess it was more than a rot
canal filliing. It was done whilst I was "under" on IV valium at a hospital (due to having a wisdom tooth pulled out... the tooth in causing bother
is the tooth next to it), and they removed most of the tooth and rebuildt it.
After I found a dentist that could deal with me (after trying about a dozen), and again, not having been to the dentist for over a decade, he had to
fix a tooth that had a filling lost, in the end he opted for pulling it, and install a bridge.
Apart from the lost filling I do worry about my bridge... they will often not last longer than 10 year. I'm telling you know - if the bugger falls
out I'm glueing it back in myself!!!
WARNING - NOT NICE TOOTH STORY BELOW:
So... my filling fell out... a year later it got infected - where the whole top of my mouth got infected. My doctor refused to give me antibiotics,
trying to force me to go to the dentist. Thanks doc - sure is helpful to have an infection and not get atibiotics! After 2 weeks (and a few old
antibiotic tablets found in various old toilet bags in the bathroom cupboard), my body battled it... and won.
2 years later (last summer) infection came back - this time instead of speading to the top of the mouth it spread across the gums, to the point where
it distorted my teeth and my teeth wouldn't fit together anymore. The pain from the bad tooth was horrendous, as each time I tried to bite down the
root (which was being forced out) dug back into the gums. (The root of the tooth was killed off during the first infection, so no more actual
toothache) I lived on soup for 5 days before being able to eat again, and even then it was soft food for about a week, like mac and cheese. This
time I didn't even bother to try the useless doctor, and instead ordered antibiotic cream online. It did the trick. But it took weeks before my
teeth went back to where they were supposed to be and my mouth being able to close properly.
I'm not not stupid. I know what can happen (although my highest worry in the shortterm is mostly about loosing my hearing on the ear on that side,
if an infection comes back and spreads), and due to my severe phobia of the dentist I take those options instead of going to the dentist.
So please, please, please go!!! Don't end up like me. Don't end up living in fear of an infection coming back every day.