This morning was a marathon in the dentist chair. I went expecting to replace two old fillings, and had called ahead because something didn't feel right with the very back tooth on the bottom of one side. When I got there, he said I would need a crown. I asked him if that was the final answer, and he said yes until after the build-up and then he said it wasn't really the only answer and I could just have it pulled when the build-up, which is kind of like a filling, and the cracked tooth around it gave way. So now I need to decide. Is is really redneck, backwards hillbilly of me to think that it isn't worth messing with a crown when no one else will even know if it is gone if I decide to pull it? I have six months to decide.
Then my two fillings turned into three and I left the office quite a bit lighter in the pockets and with the left side of my mouth numbed up. I usually don't have them numb it but the work on the cracked - to be maybe crowned tooth was pretty extensive I guess. I absolutely hate the feeling and would rather endure a little pain than this feeling. And it makes my dentist call me "A Tough Old Bird." Got to love that.
I put my diet pop to my mouth and it feels like my tongue and lips are twice the normal size. I am trying to deal with it.
If you have any experience or opinion on the pull vs. crown dilemma, just comment. I would love the help.