I haven't posted on here in a while, but I still come by and read all the posts.
Well, today is the day I have a broken molar pulled on my upper right hand side. I was doing ok until today....I'm starting to freak out.
Little back story, I neglected my teeth for a long, long, long time and last year I bit the bullet and went. My first time meeting my dentist I was a sobbing mess. Thinking they were going to yell at me, and just having bad experiences in the past...scared out of my mind. My dentist is awesome, after having a scaling and going every three months for a cleaning, my fears have subsided a little. I have become the master at cleanings...even hugging my hygenist when done lol! After my last cleaning last month, they said I need to get my broken molar taken out. Which I agreed and was all gung ho about it. "Yeah...let's get this out as soon as possible"
I was actually ok the past few weeks about today. I went out over the weekend and bought some mushy food, and generally just happy about taking time off of work! Well...I had a nasty cold about a week and a half ago and right now I'm at the end of it. Just a cough and a little phlegmy (sorry). Well....my jerk boss told me that if they pull the tooth like this, that it can infect it and it could travel to my heart and die. Not the best thing to say to a phobic!!!! So I called the office yesterday and I spoke to the assistant who said as long as it's not in the full blown stage, I will be fine. And we talked for a few minutes and she made me feel comfortable.
My thing is, I've never had a tooth out before. They are going to do it in his office with just novacaine. How bad will I feel it....will there be tons of blood? I'm scared of dry socket. I'm scared of an infection (thanks boss). How much pain will I be in for the next few days?
My appt is at 5 tonight!!! Aghhh. I took today off of work because I new at some point I would be getting anxious and if I worked, I would be more stressed out and it just wouldn't be pretty. I took tomorrow off of work to. My boss was actually mad that I wasn't coming in tomorrow. I was like seriously? Then I said I will most likely come in Thursday, but not sure because I don't know how I would feel. He said that I should be fine. He's not the most sympethetic person. This woman at work was out all summer with a hip replacement and basically made her work from the hospital. The only good thing is that he is at a conference for the rest of the week and everyone in my dept told me not to worry about if I take more time off.
Sorry for the long post. I'm just starting to freak. I'm gonna take my happy pill before I go, which I haven't needed in months. I'm just scared of the pain (which is funny because I have a high tolerance for pain) and I'm scared of something going horribly wrong. Especially being at the tail end of a cold.
Can someone tell me how their experience with this went...and if I'm starting to over react over nothing. Ugh...I hate feeling like this.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!!! Love to all!!!