Monday, December 8, 2008

since I'm sure you are all dying to know if my tooth is okay...

The appointment today was not nearly as excruciating as I thought it would be. Kent-being the BEST husband in the world- came with me :). They almost didn't let him in- and then they saw that I was seven months pregnant and almost in tears. The dentist took one look at the gaping hole in my tooth and said "definitely a root canal". I'd prepared myself so much that it wasn't even that shocking to hear. Unfortunately I have to get authorization from my insurance company so they couldn't do the work today. I did, however, have another "baby cavity" that needed to be filled. The dentist was impressively fast and the whole thing was surprisingly pain free. I think I always imagine that it is going to be so much worse than it really is. I'm sure the root canal won't be as easy- but I'm good for now. The dentist gave me an antibiotic prescription and put in a temporary filling to prevent any more pain. The tooth with the new filling has been sensitive today- but my "snaggletooth" hasn't bothered me one bit. I think that today's mini dental excursion prepped me for the "big one" coming up.

Oh, and here is Zeb's little latest medical excursion. He had to go in and get his blood work done last week and I forgot to post the picture. I am such a wimp lately. As is obvious- I made Kent come with me and hold down the rugrat. Good thing I've got a husband who will make these ridiculous sacrifices (he is in medical school and just a little bit busy in the mornings) so that I can be as comfortable and calm as possible! Zeb actually enjoyed watching the blood be drawn- he just hated the nurses in his face and tying his arm up.

7 comments:

Jason & Shannon said...

I'm sure I have some bad teeth that need to be fixed and I am nervous for a) the cost, and b) the pain. Good luck!

brittani c. said...

I hate insurance companies for that very reason. Completely heartless. Glad you're a little bit more comfortable now.

~*Tessa*~ said...

you are not the only scared to go to the dentist even though my insurance does pay for it I can stand most pain but when it comes to my mouth nope don't think so. Also I have blood curdaling ( I hat my spelling) scream!! If I was there I would have gone in with you and probably made an apointment to so we can hold each other hand lol.

Tessa

Nate and Jessica said...

I love Tessa! Hi Tessa! Yeah, you are pretty lucky that Kent will go to all these things with you...it won't last forever...hahahahah. (evil laugh) Remember? Our husbands have to deploy?

tiff said...

im with zeb i hate it when nurses get in my face and tie my arm up i hate them more when the poke from the needle hurts and makes me jump i had blood work done last week it was not fun at all i also had to have an ultrasound i would rather go to the dentist then get the ultrasound done again

Annie O said...

why did Zebber need blood work done?

NA

Kent and Leisy said...

mum- routine stuff. I know for sure they checked his lead levels- and probably a few other things. Kent talked to his pediatrician today at school- she said everything came out normal.