I'm busy with a post about Trump but I need to chat about my tooth quickly.
Remember last year I went to the dentist.
My (root canal) tooth came loose.
The emergency dentist cemented it but said she didn't know how long it would last.
So I had to make an appointment with my real dentist.
That was last Thursday.
Here's the thing:
The little root has fractured and is no longer strong enough to support my tooth.
They told me (the dental surgeon and my dentist) I have to have it extracted and an implant put in. Then my gum has to grow around this implant and they make me a new tooth and put that in, three months later. Oh my word.
I blocked it out because I heard "we will manage the pain" and "outpatient procedure" and I had that whooshing sound in my head...
(some of you know I hate dentists!)
The quote arrived today. R10 617. Medical aid rates provided you have that kind of money in your medical savings account.
I was drinking tea now and suddenly something feels funny in my mouth. I go check and that tooth is loose again. Not completely but in a day or so it will be completely loose.
So I guess this is urgent then.
I was googling and that is never a good idea. We know this but I have to know!
And all this talk of pain and recovery is freaking me out.
Tell me, have any of you had an implant? what was your experience?