Archive for January 3rd, 2009

Root of the problem

I faced this morning with dread.  My dentist had referred me to an endodontist to evaluate a tooth that was particularly sensitive.  Now, all my teeth are sensitive – I have a tendency to clench my jaw and grind my teeth and if I could go back in time I’d tell myself to start wearing a night guard MUCH sooner than I did.

I have to say, this endodontist was AWESOME.  She was so kind and understanding.  I am a huge baby when it comes to my teeth, and I really don’t think they should blame me.  How would they feel if I said “Okay, I’m just going to take this sharp pointed metal dental tool and stab you in the thigh, and you tell me if it hurts?  I KNOW it will hurt – the only question is WHEN.


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