Tuesday, January 20, 2009

please pray

Several years ago, I had two root canals. One of them was very, very close to the nerve.

In December, I noticed blackness of the gum around the base of one of my teeth. I proceeded to initiate, my standard mode of operation, which is ignore it. Eventually I showed it to hubby. After Christmas, I was supposed to make an appointment with the dentist. I didn't.

I finally did make that appointment last week. I couldn't get in until this Friday. Last Friday, I went to my doctor to have my ears and sinuses checked because I was suffering ear pain. I was up front with the doctor saying it could be my tooth. She checked me out and said it wasn't my ears or sinuses but did give me a prescription for an antibiotic.

It did help. But today, my ear is bordering on excruciating. I know it is the tooth - so I am trying to just get along until Friday.

I am apprehensive about this visit because I know they will pressure me for a replacement that will cost thousands, which I can't afford. However, hubby is hesitant to have the tooth pulled since it is three teeth forward from the back.

I need a little relief from pain - and I need wisdom.

10 comments:

  1. Oh dear, you definitely have my prayers.

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  2. praying for your pain...and wisdom in what to do about the tooth...

    perhaps the dentist will let you make payments...

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  3. Oh my. Can you possibly get an earlier appointment.

    Praying.

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  4. Praying for wisdom. Goodness.

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  5. Oh no.

    I shall pray.

    Mouth issues frighten me like nothing else. Having babies is a walk in the park next to teeth stuff.

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  6. You poor dear! You have my prayers for a good resolution.

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  7. You certainly have my prayers!

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  8. Oh no, Dear Melissa.
    I would pull it and worry about the replacement later. If the Dentist wants to pressure you for a new tooth tell him you haven't the money and ask about other options--dental students sometimes do work for less $--or in exchange you could take beautiful pictures of Dr.'s family THAT's worth a whole mouth of teeth! (I always try to barter my way through. My husband gets free haircuts from a gal he did some design work for same too for a gal who comes in to clean, he made a website for her.)
    I do know one of the best things for the teeth and mouth is Hydrogen Peroxide. Soak a cotton ball and put it on your tooth. It will help fight the infection and ease the pressure you are feeling in your ear. It's a godsend, H2O2. I swear by it. Keep it on as long as you can stand, I rinse my mouth with H2O2 but my husband can't stand to.
    Prayers being sent and let this be a lesson to all of us. I'm long overdo for a dentist visit myself.

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  9. I will pray too, BIG HUGS.

    A friend of ours is in a similar situation, he needs two teeth pulling because he can't afford the root canal work, which will be over a £1000. He's very laid back about it though - he's the wisest most laid back person I know.

    But God has all the answers.

    Love and hugs.

    p.s. hope you enjoy your toad-in-the-hole tea!

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  10. oh boy. There is nothing like a toothache. I will be thinking of you. Good luck!

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