And I am having more dental problems. Or continuing dental problems, I guess.
My gum never returned to normal, although it finally did get kind of close to normal. It took forever to heal from the biopsy and remains slightly sore and swollen to this day. I think that biopsy was, what, three months ago?
Well, there were two teeth, one with a crown on it that is attached to my bridge, and the one next to it, that were somewhat loose. And the one without a crown is now barely loose. It seems to have improved. But the one with a crown?
Well, early this morning, my bridge cracked. I think it cracked because the tooth attached to it has been wiggly for so many months. I think that created stress on the bridge and it finally cracked.
And now the tooth with a crown on it is super, super loose. Like it feels like it could just fall out. Not just the crown falling off, but the whole tooth falling out.
So I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. I am not looking forward to it. I'm afraid I'm going to be told I need a new bridge, which of course I cannot afford. I'm afraid they are still not going to be able to figure out what's causing the problem with my gum. I've pretty much given up on getting an answer to that. But that means they don't know how to treat it, either. I'm afraid they're going to do something that hurts. It hurts now. I'm afraid they're going to tell me the tooth needs to be pulled and I'm afraid that will be expensive and that I won't be able to get anyone to go with me so I won't be able to be sedated for it even though the oral surgeon recommended I be sedated and I'm afraid it will hurt. I'm afraid I won't be able to get pain medication if I need it.
I'm trying not to be afraid tonight. I don't need to worry about it tonight. There's nothing I can do about it tonight and I don't need to worry about it until tomorrow. But I'm anxious. And I am so tired of dental problems.