Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Okay, new dentist appointment

I had a wisdom tooth yanked out on Monday and then had a violent reaction to the pain medication that was prescribed. Eww, blech, can I be done yet? Short answer: no.

My mouth is a mess. I have TMJ which causes awful, loud, audible clicking in and out of the socket every time I open and close my mouth. It gets sore if I open too wide, leave it open too long, and sometimes it will lock itself. This presents an obvious problem.

I also have a history of eating disorders. Hard to admit, but there it is. This has left my teeth in bad shape, especially the ones in the back of my mouth.

And for those of you who have been following my saga, you know this already: I have a debilitating fear of the dentist. The only way I was able to go on Monday was with severe pain and valium given to me by the dentist.

So I have an appointment next Wednesday morning with my mom's dentist. She says he is really nice and gentle. But a week away? And so soon after my last visit? Cue a week's worth of panic attacks!

But, I was able to have a wisdom tooth surgically removed on Monday and if I can conquer my fear and do THAT, then I can do anything. Including fixing the two cavities and two broken teeth that I have. Let's just hope and pray that they will pass out the valium again.

1 comment:

Dawn Doucette said...

Tara, I too have TMJ and severely dislike the dentist! You can do it! And when you do, reward yourself when you're all done! It's a big accomplishment to overcome fear my dear!

I believe in you!