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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A penny for your tooth...

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 :)

4 comments:

diorelle said...

remember when i was pregnant, 8 months, same thing, super toothache. i went to the dentist and what he did was put temporary filling because it needed root canal daw. ayaw niya ko freezing because i was pregnant. free naman sa dental plan ni ton, wala kami bayad. and then after giving birth, ayun root canal and crown na. crown lang bayad namin, 80% covered ng insurance. grabe noh? our dentist is a chinese-filipino, super bait! i hope your tooth gets better.

meL said...

Thanks Dio,sakit b roota canal?

diorelle said...

di naman, pinapunta pa nga ako specialist kasi medyo complicated yung ginawang root canal. basta freezing lang.. :)

meL said...

duwag ako ah to think nanganak ako takot pa din ako hehe

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