Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More Dental Drama

Well....the dentist didn't go as I had planned. As I was talking with the dentist he was telling me the other work that needs to be done (more then what I originally thought) and it turns out that the 3 crowns I had put on in 2005/2006 all need to be replaced. WTF??????? He said that crowns are suppose to last a lot longer and he has no idea why these are already needing replaced. Do you realize how angry I am? I hated that dentist I was going to back then anyway, but this really makes me angry. One time when I was sitting there and they were drilling into what seemed like my brain the dentist and his assistant were talking about the show Six Feet Under. The dentist said that he would never watch that show again because he just couldn't stand the fact that one of the guys was gay. As angry as I was I was not going to say anything since he had a drill in my mouth. But now that I all 3 crowns need to be replace I want to go back and give him a piece of my mind. Gah...I am so upset about this.

In 2000 I got this rash on the palm of my hand and on my feet and after months of going to different doctors I was diagnosed with Lichen Planus. It's not something I talk about a lot because it really doesn't cause me problems, but I am finding that it has caused me more problems then what I thought. I think this is part of the reason I have problems with my teeth now and I wish there was something I could. But this disease tends to get worse when I am under stress and the first sign is a rash on the palm of my hand. Yesterday I noticed that I have a horrible rash on my left hand. It's been a while since the rash has been this bad.

So now I just need to figure out where this stress is coming from and how to handle it better. I think overall I am very happy and very content with where my life is, but I still have pockets of stress and overwhelming sadness. What I hate the most is the fact that these kind of come out of nowhere and there are times when I feel so unprepared to handle it.

Next Tuesday I go see my doctor for a medication check, so maybe we need to talk about this because I am wondering if I need an adjustment on my medication.

14 comments:

Renaissance Woman said...

Stupid dentist! I know that it's a stressful job for them, but it's stressful to visit them as well. And I would be so angry if I had to replace all of those crowns! REFUND!

Hope the stress starts to go away and you feel better.

amy h said...

Sorry about the dental news. Do you like your new dentist? I hope this one is better.

Do you have a sonic toothbrush? I used to get cavities a lot, and they had to do a lot of scraping whenever I went to the dentist. But as soon as I started using the sonic toothbrush, everything got so much easier.

Lynilu said...

OMG, you're a mess from *head* to *foot*!! drum roll and cymbal crash!!! Sorry, I couldn't help myself!

Is the ankle still improving? That did look nasty! And as for the dental thing ... when you have the crowns replaced, save the pieces, put them in an envelope and mail them to the old dentist with a note saying, "Good job!!!". No reason. it would just seems like the thing to do.

Let's hope this is it on the teeth. You've been through enough.

beans said...

oh no. I hate dental issues. I am sorry you had an incompetent and stupid doctor the first time. Do you like the new person?

I know it can suck when you are feeling good and stuff, and then you feel overwhelmed and stressed again. Sort of like you get a flavor of the good stuff and then the stress creeps in. Sending you happy thoughts.

Eye of the Rainbow said...

You have the darnest luck!!
Hopefully the leg is healing well for you. Sorry to hear about the dental problems, when it rains it pours.

Anonymous said...

Has the house sold? Will it be foreclosed? What's going on with all that?

Anonymous said...

Has the house sold? Will it be foreclosed? What's going on with all that?

Anonymous said...

Has the house sold? Will it be foreclosed? What's going on with all that?

Anonymous said...

Has the house sold? Will it be foreclosed? What's going on with all that?

Sandra said...

Stupid stupid dentist. Gah, who wouldn't be pissed!!! Crowns should come with some kind of warranty, you should NOT be having to replace them already, grrrrrrrrr.

Caroline said...

renaissance woman--i am more then angry about these crowns...to me it just doesn't make sense

amy--that's a good idea...thanks

lynilu--oh my gosh...that is a great idea....

beans--yes, my new dentist is wonderful and so is his staff

eye of the rainbow--i think my last name has something to do with my luck

anonymous--ummm...what does your question have to do with my post...

sandra--it totally sucks, but this new dentist is wonderful and is making this whole process a little easier

redfrog27 said...

Caroline,you and my daughter should get together (although she is 11 and you may want to strangle her cause she is all attitude) between the orthadonist and having 6 teeth pulled per orthadonists request she doesnt care to see another dentist or the orthadonist and she is not liking the braces its going to be a long two years.I will tell you what i tell her at least you will have a pretty smile when its all done.

Julie said...

I can't believe a crown that young would have to be replaced. Gah!

Anonymous said...

Paying mortgage AND rent = stress = rash.