Since the San Ysidro Dental Clinic is very thorough they found one of my other toofuses is in desperate need of work... like $,3,000 worth of work to bring it back to a "normal" appearance OR they can completely extract it, and that's covered my by insurance. So you can imagine how bummed I was..and I still am. I asked for a hand mirror, looked at my smile and saw that the tooth that needs to be removed might be far enough towards the back that it might not ever be noticed... MIGHT NOT. I have very long tooth roots or something like that so I'll need to go to an oral surgeon. The tooth is beginning to become infected so I was prescribed some penicillin and Ibuprofen for the pain.
So far this year has been full of medical surprises and surgery. I was able to get through March without any personal medical issues and what a great high I have been on. So I'll have to have this tooth removed ASAP, and then in June or July I will have another rectal surgery. Even though San Ysidro isnt right around the corner, I will continue to go to that clinic because I feel so much more comfortable, informed, and cared for than I do at Hillcrest Dental Center on 30th in North Park,
This week hasn't been the greatest emotionally, but I'll get through it. This is nowhere near the lowest of the lows I have had, but Im still learning how to deal with the hits from out of the blue when everything seems to be going so well. I can tell this is going to be a week that I eat through my feelings. OK time for my second cupcake.