Six Months into this 2nd pregnancy, I am experiencing tooth ache which I can't bear. I had to take Tylenol several times which I really wish I could avoid. I was told that I require a root canal which can;t be done because of my current situation.
There is a lot of things here that I have to get used to... The dental fee? Way too high so I have to wait for K's dental plan to push through so that we just have to pay a portion which still amounts to more than our dental fee in Manila.
The dental procedure is also different. They have a system which consists of a checkup first and then they schedule another time to do the actual procedure... As for the bill? It gets really high after everything is done because they can't just get right to the problem... :(. They had to doit STEP BY STEP.
For this recent dental encounter, I actually insisted that they do the filling right away because I can't bear the pain. I had to tolerate several local anesthesia by injection which will numb me for the opening of my tooth and filling it up temporarily. I am really scared of needle and I initially thought that it was just going to be at the most, just one needle being inserted into my tooth or if I am lucky, he would just spread the anesthesia on my gum... I guess luck wasn't on my side and it actually required 4 injections to finished off the tooth filling.
As for the end result, I got a little bit dizzy during work and I had to take Tylenol Migraine to dull off the pain courtesy of my co- worker (Whew! The wonder drug again). I even thought that I might end up having to schedule another appointment for a root canal if the pain doesn't go away the next day. Good thing though, it feels okay today.... Thank God :)