Monday, February 14, 2011

Neon Pink & Root Canals

Happy Valentines Day!

Good news and bad news since I last blogged.

Good news:


1) I now have NEON PINK ligatures on my braces... and will have them on for the next two weeks! I feel like a huge geek and I kinda love it.


2) I'm still on track to get my braces off on MARCH 2!!! That's 16 days away. I still can't believe how fast the time has actually gone by.

Bad news:

I had TWO fricken root canals last week. Yeah I know. As soon as I thought my dental hell was coming to an end... they had to spring that surprise on me. It hurt like hell when the root canal specialist stuck the general anesthetic needles in my gums. They had to put temporary fillings in the teeth for now until I get my braces off and get the insides bleached. After that I get the permanent fillings. So until then, the specialist said I have to be very careful with what I eat and ensure I don't put any extra pressure on those teeth or bite into anything hard. Ugh. I booked the permanent fillings and bleaching for later in the day after I get the braces off... so only 2 more weeks of being careful.

Just a short update for now!

Alexis

P.s. adding an after-thought! I forgot to mention that they took my last molds today! They took top and bottom molds and a "bite" wax mold thingy. This is to make my permanent retainers (in the back of my teeth) and my clear retainer (looks like invisalign). It's so close I can't handle it anymore!!!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, congrats Alexis! So glad to see your post today and that all is going well. Sorry to hear about the root canals but those are just two small bumps in the road on this long journey you've been through! You are almost done! :-)

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  2. Alexis
    Was the root canal used to fix the discoloration in your tooth? I have the same problem.. my left front tooth is darker on the top half than the rest of my teeth, but my dentist thought it may be dying? Could you explain what the issue was a bit further if you have time.. I would really appreciate it! :)

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  3. @BraceFaced - Thanks for the optimism! I know I can't believe I'm almost done! Hip hip hooray! :)

    @Dani - Yeah it was due originally to me noticing discolouration in my 2 teeth. At first I thought it was from the medical rinse I used post-surgery...but both my oral surgeon and orthodontist said to keep an eye on it and if it didnt improve after a few months to get it checked out to see if I needed a root canal. Basically the nerve inside those teeth had been injured during the surgery and from that had caused the nerve to die. The root canal took out the dead nerves and it's to ensure I didnt get an infection from the dead nerves. It was hard to tell if I needed a root canal because I still dont have all the feeling back in my upper gums, so when they were doing a "pain" test on my teeth, I couldnt feel anything! I hope that helps you. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  4. Thanks for this good news. I am rally feel good for you. For bad news, you should not much tense about that.

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  6. I saw the after-pics and the newer blog. Those made me want to search for the before-pics. Oh, I meant the pics when you still had the braces, then I found this. That's a cool color selection, if you ask me. I'm not a fan of pink, but I really like neon colors. Congratulations for having them off, by the way!

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  8. Looks AWESOME!!! Congrats Girlie!!

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  12. Your teeth look nice! :D Why did you put up neon pink ligatures? Is that your favorite color? Anyway, just be careful with your filled teeth. Please keep us updated!

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