You know how when we get pregnant,
some woman have teeth problems??
Well, Im one of those woman.
When i fell pregnant with Joshua
I got a huge abscess on my front tooth
overnight my face just swelled up like a balloon!!!
Was so scary!
Anyway, i went to the dentist
(who was this half wit import)
and he didn't even know what to do, sent me home...
So in the years past then, i have has a growth on the front of my gum
that varies in sizes.
After i had Emelia, the tooth was starting the change colour
and then eventually died.
So the dentist ended up doing root canal surgery
and pulled the nerve out (Or whatever it is they do)
packed up the root with this stuff and bobs your uncle.
Then for some reason, the tooth just cracked in half
right down the middle.
So the tooth had to be removed,
(The roots remained)
And i now have a full crown.
Now the whole in the root that the post goes into is
failing. I've had it re-glued like 6 times over the past couple pf years and 4 times in the last 6 months.
So its time for it to go and i have to have an implant.
Thats where they surgically implant a titanium post into your jaw
and they screw a tooth onto it.
Its a process that takes about 4 months.
Today i had a fitting for a temporary denture..
And tomorrow, the whole thing gets removed!!!
Im a bit scared, but also really really sad.
Im so fanatical about my teeth
I've had some really shoddy dentists over the times
and i don't have many teeth left.
So i treasure the ones i do have.
So in commemoration of my tooth
i had my own little ceremony.....
So here i am
the last photo with my front tooth
And then a commemorative balloon release
There they go.......
So tomorrow, i am spending the morning
strapped to a dentist chair.
I've been told to bring a book, so im expecting the process will take a while..
What a great birthday present!!!