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Dental Update

The pain is probably an infection under one of my molars. I can have it extracted or get a root canal. Root canal is more expensive but dentists generally prefer you to save your teeth.

I have insurance. And it is the difference between $75 and $150, which my Mom will pay for. She feels it is up to me.

Our family has history of crowded molars being extracted. My molars are crowded and leaning (even as my front teeth are having spreading gaps.) But the dentist feels no extractions are necessary.

I may try Doc’s oral surgeon I have a real fear of needles and need a dentist with a proven bedside manner.

On the downside the dentists I saw today had very little bedside manner, or sensitivity to my fear of needles or tendency to gag. On the up side they had great technology, the x-rays took seconds and went directly to a computer screen; and they were really fast, they took the X-rays and gave me three fillings in under 2 hours.

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