Re: Convinced I need treatment - paranoid
It's good to see that I am not the only one. I also never used to be like this. I had a dentist phobia for a long time and stayed away from the dentist after a bad experience with a root canal. But then I had a toothache and I had to go. The guy said my tooth needed to be pulled and that was it. No root canal, no attempt to save it. I am still so angry that I listened to him. Now I am missing my two back teeth on the bottom left side. However I was able to keep the wisdom tooth back there, because of all the room, so it is only like missing one tooth. You cannot see that the teeth are missing, but I know that they are. I have a partial that I wear at night, just to hold the space until I can afford implants. My dentist thinks that I should get a bridge, but they have to shave down and crown the healthy teeth on either side and I do not like the sound of that.
Also, I am feeling pain on my tooth next to the empty space when it is touched near the gumline and the tooth already has a filling, so I am fearing ROOT CANAL! I cannot afford a crown right now, so I am so scared. If it does need a root canal. I will have to pay for the crown plus the cost of readjusting the partial to clamp to the crown. If I can't afford it I could lose the tooth and my teeth can start to move because of the big space. I am so angry because I have been going to the dentist religiously for the past 4 years and I have always brushed twice a day, flossed, and used mouthwash. I do not know why this stuff keeps happening to me. I was just told by the denstist two weeks ago that I had no cavities. I was so happy and then bam my tooth starts to hurt.
Thanks for listening.