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Eugh. Or yey, depending on how you look at it.
気持: anxious... in a good way
So, I don't know if I mentioned it before, but my crownless shaved-down sideways molar finally broke completely. So today I called a dentist, for the first time in my life, to make my own appointment. It's SO NICE to have insurance!!! I got an emergency prelim exam, and they told me exactly what I expected to hear: it's got to come out. So they're supposed to give me a call once they talk with their affiliated oral surgeon to schedule an appointment to do just that. If I can't schedule anything with him, they'll refer me to another oral surgeon. The dentist also recommended getting an implant to replace it (so that I can, you know, chew), and then after that we'll talk about what to do about the mess that is the rest of my mouth.

The sort of mess that happens to one's mouth when you only have dental insurance for two short periods of your life, one occurring when you're 7 and another when you're 13. And a family history of bad teeth and gum disease. Both sides, abominable dental health. Several people with a full set of dentures by age 45. Me, I'm just hoping that, whatever happens, my mouth will stop hurting.

Now if I could only sleep... Oh well, tonight's only a 6-hour shift.
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hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Wednesday 10th December 2008 22.36 (UTC) (Link)
Ergh, that sounds horrible. As someone who's had seriously good genetic and general luck with teeth and dentists I hope it all goes well!!

And yay for dental insurance!