Friday, April 3, 2009

This will only hurt a little

After my wonderful experience with dental work last fall (like the last 25 years weren't already a blast), I was a little hesitant to go in for the fillings they told me I needed then. Partly it was the money (around $250 for the two), and partly it was just feeling spent on the whole tooth worry thing.

I put it off because of the money, then I put it off because of work being busy, then I put it off because I was embarrassed about how long I had put it off. Some parts of that whole sentence are especially sad because my dentist is on the first floor of my building and I don't really need to take time off so much as actually take a lunch.

I stopped putting it off and had it done today. The flex account is renewed, and I finally had enough emotional energy for dealing with the potential that I would need another crown when the finally got in to look at things. I also made the decision that I was going to go for the gas. My insurance doesn't cover nitrous (some days I think I'm lucky they cover the Novocaine), but I knew it was only 45 bucks, and I could use the flex account for it. I considered it a mental healthy charge. If I could zone out for the procedure, it wouldn't seem so bad.

It was heavenly. I haven't had it since I was a kid, and I had forgotten how out of it you can get. I was hoping for a nice hour long nap, and while I didn't get that, I'm not complaining one little bit. Absolutely worth the price of admission.


tere said...

Nice new pic. Does M like shoes as much as you?

Glad you had a pleasant experience with the drill.

have a great weekend.

Jill said...

I'm glad to hear the dental work went so well! Hooray!

(Also, glad to hear I'm not the only one who puts things off because I'm embarrassed about how long I've put it off already because I _totally_ do that sometimes.)