Days like today make me miss my job and my benefits. My daughter and I had dental appointments. Cleanings, exams, and x-rays were free when I had insurance. Today I paid 250 dollars just for the cleanings and exams. I opted out of x-rays. Thank goodness neither of us get cavities very often. I was 30 before I had my first tooth filled and she has yet to experience the drill.
I like my smile and would like to keep it. I never had braces and I still have 2 of my wisdom teeth, so I have some crowding issues. I can't miss appointments. I've invested a lot of money in my daughter's smile so she's not missing her appointments, either. I didn't spend all that money on Invisalign braces so her teeth could fall out.
Many years ago I had an appointment to have my wisdom teeth removed but they are sitting right on top of the nerve and I was told I was at very high risk of nerve damage. I would have the same numb sensation that you have after a novocain shot, but it wouldn't wear off. I was in tears just thinking about it. I like to eat. I can't imagine not being able to taste my food for the rest of my life. I like to kiss. How can I enjoy kissing if my lips are numb? A new romance would not be the same without all the kissing and snuggling.
I couldn't do it. I cancelled the surgery.