Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dental Problem

For the past week I’ve been experiencing toothache, on and off. In as much as I would like to go to a dentist, it was holy week so dental clinics are closed. What I did was to take pain relievers everytime toothache is felt. Yesterday, I planned to go to the dentist after work, however, I forgot to bring with me my healthcard. Last night, I decided not to report to work the next day so I could go to the dentist in the morning because I was anticipating a tooth extraction so I have the whole day to rest.

Acey accompanied me and when we got to the dental clinic past 9am, it was already open and I’m the first patient to come in. Dr. Espiritu explained to me that one of my front teeth with plastic jacket is already infected and my gum in front is swollen. He gave me 2 options but what I can clearly remember is having a root canal to save the plastic jacket and it will cost me around 5 thousand pesos because my health insurance will not cover it. He gave me a week to think about it, in the meantime, I am taking anti biotics. I had dental cleaning and Dr. Espiritu did a light filling on all my teeth with minor cavities. I have a scheduled tooth extraction on Saturday.

After the dental visit, Acey and I headed to the mall just across the clinic for some groceries and lunch in Jollibee. Afterwards, I brought Acey to the parlor for an haircut (CJ had his haircut last Sunday) while I had my feet pedicured. My little girl looks prettier & younger in her new hairdo, in preparation for their recognition day.

5 comments:

Imelda said...

Better have ur teeth looked after this early sis, they can be a real agony. Avoid eating peanuts and chewing gums coz they take away your fillings. Take it from me, some of my teeth have removed fillings up to half of my filled teeth.Is your daughter graduating with flying colors? Congrats, to the proud mother.

AiDiSan said...

Hi Imelda,

I regret not paying enough attention to my teeth and I thank you for your advice. From now on, I will have a regular visit with my dentist at least twice a year, with or without tooth ache

Yes, I'm awaiting for the rank of my daughter.

mari said...

wow! you're one proud mama :) congrats to you and your daughter...
re: toothache - almost every blog i visit have this problem... peachy, jody, then u naman :) i hope you find which is best for you. tooth canal or whatever option there is :p

Heidi said...

i guess tooth problems comes with us liking those sweets, hehehe! BTW, we have the same dentist's last name, only my Dr. Espiritu also happens to be my relative. Oh, and congrats on your daughter's recognition day!

AiDiSan said...

Thank you gals for leaving you comments, greatly appreciated!