I Can never get a f*cking break my god!!!

The_One

Learning
I am soooo f*cking tired of this, like I am so so so so done.
I am 28 years old and I wasn’t blessed with good teeth or hygiene I guess. I had braces and I was dumb and never took care of the hygiene part ( brushing and flossing is key to not get decalcifation on your teeth that can lead to cavities which means crowns)
I got my braces off when I was 14 and I had decalcifcation and so much of it that it turned into cavities on my front teeth. I’ve gotten a total of 4 crowns on my front teeth. I need more. Basically all my front teeth need to be crowned. I’ve accepted this and since I’ve gotten 4 so far they look so much better than my other teeth but I have (or had) a great dentist that understood my anxiety around dental procedures she was so patient with me that I got through several dentist appointments with her doing crowns and fillings and not having that much anxiety. (This part is literally my fault like I know this for a fact I take total responsibility for not taking care of my hygiene)

I haven’t had any procedures for about 6 months so it’s been a nice break. Literally I do not miss the dentist but I missed my actual dentista I missed chatting with her. Just a lovely woman.

I went to a cleaning today.. not expecting much of it, I’ve improved my dental hygiene ten fold. I brush every night and morning (the night part was what got me ijn trouble) I floss way more than I used to. So I wasn’t expecting any major problems.
I get in the chair to take full X-rays which the hygienist says happens every 3-6 years. Feeling sick after she takes pics of thme back f my mouth.

One of my teeth that had crown lengthening and a root canal (my first root canal) I had done several years ago. The hygienist tells me theres a dark area near the root that might be something might not be. I thought okay. Maybe just watch it? But no she says I might have to go back to my endontist who did it (who was a total asshole) so he can check it. I said okay. No other cavities besides the teeth that need crowning. That’s the first time in my life I’ve had no new cavities. BUT JUST MY LUCK, THIS ONE TOOTH THAT I HAD A ROOT CANAL ON JUST ACTS UP. LIKE WHAT?

The dentist came in, took a look. Asked me if I had any pain. At first he said I have to send a message to the endo and I’ll get back o you. Then he said okay we can wait a year and see. I went to the front desk and the hygienist repeats Dr will call you when he’s talked to the endo.

So I’ve been waiting for a call from my dentist regarding this. First I’m on antidepressants and I’ve found my lexapro really helps with my anxiety but today I felt so tired and overwhelmed after hearing this news. Like I’m just so tired and done of going back to the dentist!!! There’s no end in sight!!! Like once I have everything I have under control like I do now something pops up!!!

And on top of that it’s the holidays and I didn’t want to deal with this. I didn’t want to deal with going to the dentist, being anxious. Not knowing the outcomes. Dealing with a shitty rude endo.
And on top of that my awesome dentist left the practice and I am following her. But the new location is 37 mins away from my house. I literally cannot believe she left. I was processing that shock too.

It’s been a BAD DAY. Like I just hope that the endo says I can wait for a year and we can check back in later.
I am just so overwhelmed. I am not okay.
 
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Movingforward10

MyPTSD Pro
This resonates as I have just booked my further dental treatment after avoiding it for some time.

I'm sorry they have found this.
I think I have had the same thing. An infection around the root and root canal not clearing it up on a front tooth.

I understand how upsetting it is to go through all this.

Do you have to go back to the same endo guy? Is there a better person?

Of you do have to go back, is there something that can happen to make that better for you?

I'm sorry the dentist is leaving. It hard having to get to know someone new.
 

The_One

Learning
This resonates as I have just booked my further dental treatment after avoiding it for some time.

I'm sorry they have found this.
I think I have had the same thing. An infection around the root and root canal not clearing it up on a front tooth.

I understand how upsetting it is to go through all this.

Do you have to go back to the same endo guy? Is there a better person?

Of you do have to go back, is there something that can happen to make that better for you?

I'm sorry the dentist is leaving. It hard having to get to know someone new.
I don’t think I have to go back to him.
I’m having no symptoms and no pain on the tooth so at first my dentist said we can wait and watch it. But then he changed his mind I guess.
Waiting for the phone call from my dentists office is annoying.
 

Charbella

MyPTSD Pro
I don’t think I have to go back to him.
I’m having no symptoms and no pain on the tooth so at first my dentist said we can wait and watch it. But then he changed his mind I guess.
Waiting for the phone call from my dentists office is annoying.
You don’t have to go back to him period. If the doctor says you need an endodontist ask for a referral to someone else. If they don’t have one ask the dentist you like who she’d recommend. If he is literally the only guy for 100 miles, drive 101. You know the experience pushes your buttons, a root canal is crappy enough, don’t frost it with this jerk doctor. You deserve better. But also go to someone else if they recommend it because the last thing you need is an infected tooth.
 

The_One

Learning
You don’t have to go back to him period. If the doctor says you need an endodontist ask for a referral to someone else. If they don’t have one ask the dentist you like who she’d recommend. If he is literally the only guy for 100 miles, drive 101. You know the experience pushes your buttons, a root canal is crappy enough, don’t frost it with this jerk doctor. You deserve better. But also go to someone else if they recommend it because the last thing you need is an infected tooth.
Well if it is infected , I have no idea. The dentist said it was an area to watch. It was on my scan 3 years ago but it was barely there. And now it’s showing up more on my scan. I have no symptoms and no pain. At first my dentist said to watch and see and wait for a year but then he changed his mind and said he will message the endo and ask what he wants to do. So I’m waiting for a phone call from the dentist regarding that.
They didn’t say it was an infection. Honestly idk what it is. I just don’t feel like dealing with this crap especially now around the holidays.
 

Teamwork

MyPTSD Pro
Ah yes, with you a hundred percent. No idea why these people make me feel two inches tall everytime I get in the chair. Even when doing my level best I still run into trouble, and yes the back ground is poor hygiene back in the day. It fast forwards itself into later trouble. Also the prior dentist hurried every job, as I tended to have a seizure often in his chair. Later they discovered that the freezing had something in it that was not a good medication for me, not quite an allergy but a huge sensitivity. Wild heart palpitation felt like super charged anxiety-who would of thought it was also a side effect of the freezing??
 

Movingforward10

MyPTSD Pro
If it is an infection, I didn't know I had it for years. No pain either. And then root canal. And then another procedure. The infection went down a bit, but several years later it is still here and causes me problems every now and then.

So if it is an infection, it won't be an urgent dental issue unless it is causing you issues. So dealing with it just before Christmas may not be what happens.
Good to know what it is and you can then make a plan around it.

Dentist has prob changed their mind because it's still there and gotten bigger. I was going to mine every 6 months to see how it was, and did that for a few years. Dentist kept saying "just keep an eye on it".

So, it might all be ok and something to watch. Or it might need further treatment.

Good news is it isn't causing you pain.
 

The_One

Learning
If it is an infection, I didn't know I had it for years. No pain either. And then root canal. And then another procedure. The infection went down a bit, but several years later it is still here and causes me problems every now and then.

So if it is an infection, it won't be an urgent dental issue unless it is causing you issues. So dealing with it just before Christmas may not be what happens.
Good to know what it is and you can then make a plan around it.

Dentist has prob changed their mind because it's still there and gotten bigger. I was going to mine every 6 months to see how it was, and did that for a few years. Dentist kept saying "just keep an eye on it".

So, it might all be ok and something to watch. Or it might need further treatment.

Good news is it isn't causing you pain.
That’s what I hope it is in my case. I really don’t wanna deal with this now. I just feel super emotional that my dentist I trusted with my life in that chair left. I have to drive 35 mins to see her now,
I’ve known the other dentist ever since high school. He’s known mt whole family since the 80s everyone in mt family goes to him. He knows all the details about what’s happened in mt family, the deaths, the tragic death of my first uncle. His office is literally family. But I just can’t believe that other dentist left. ☹️
Im waiting for this phone call and it just adds more stress. Im trying to work but all I can think about is this situation. Im trying to calm myself down. And I am calm , I just feel overwhelmed.
 
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