Villagers Gone Wild

I went to my dentist appointment in Southern Vermont to get my chipped tooth fixed. There were two so that should be plural and it went well. The dentist was very nice and the drive wasn’t too bad. Rap tunes kept me company, and just made everything better πŸ˜‰

The area itself was very isolated and I feared the village people would come at me with their axes.

Today, I noticed one of the teeth already chipped. Yay. You may be wondering how come I’m not more bothered and that it because I have succumbed to the anger and overridden it. It is now mine.

I did call Dr. Chira and let her know that I was very frustrated because I don’t want to leave the country (which I am next week) with a fang. Needless to say, I think she’s going to appreciate the voice mail. Its just a baby break but still.

Is this normal?

Why is it happening?

Is THIS why they want to me get fake teeth all over? So they don’t break all the time?

Now that I’m reliving the moments I’m getting angry again. It is SO frustrating to spend more then 250 dollars to fix a tooth and then have it chip. Of course, it’s never refundable and I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY. They have explained it to me so many times but everytime I just don’t get it!

Do you?

4 thoughts on “Villagers Gone Wild

  1. Hey Ashley,
    Thank you so much for writing this blog! As someone just beginning this process, your honesty and candor are really appreciated. I think veneers can be a great option (and I will most likely end up with a few myself) but they are a LIFE LONG INVESTMENT. A few things I have learned…

    Nothing is made of a more amazing material than the human tooth. If you are lucky enough to have big, strong, virgin teeth…try really hard to keep them that way! If you need to veneer a tooth, opt for a thin prep veneer (they come under a few different names). This will allow the dentist to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. Also, they unfortunately don’t last forever. Sad, I know, especially when you’re trying to make this decision in your 20s. My dentist told me they have a life of about 8 years (give or take) and during that time they will require upkeep because they are simply never as strong as the original.

    Also, if you don’t mind me asking, in a recent previous post you mentioned something to the extent of “your jaw was a crunching machine every time you chewed” and I was wondering if that is joint related?

    Best of luck with everything and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! Now that I have been looking at my mouth and the teeth of celebrities (who we know all have veneers πŸ˜‰ I am really starting to think that its something I would actually enjoy. Its just kind of scary because I don’t know if (when Im older) I will have the funds to maintain them. I can only hope haha
      My crunching WAS joint related apparently. Which made me feel a lot better because the idea of it being bone related is less then pleasant. I think they explained to me that when the joints are inflamed they rub on each other and that can give you the sensation and “noise.”
      Thanks again for the kind words! If you have any questions let me know and good luck on starting your journey πŸ™‚ Its worth it!

  2. Hey Ashley!
    A week ago I went under for corrective jaw surgery! Although it was just my lower jaw that was being fixed (overbite) I’m sick of feeling this way already. Although I’m happy to finally have it done after waiting three years I can’t help but think now “I wish I never asked for this”.

    I’m not in pain so to say but my jaw just aches so, so bad. I’ve had elastics put on yesterday and they’re really hurting my top teeth. I think this is because they’re being pulled down. But anyway, there is a question in all of this.

    Was there a time post-op when you just felt so, so down? Everything is making me cry, even writing this has a tear running down my cheek. How did you get through it and can you suggest anything?

    1. ASHLEIGH!
      Yes yes yes I know exactly how you feel. You have to understand that not only is this an effect of the meds and anaesthesia you underwent but you just had major surgery! People need to understand that this surgery has physical and mental challenges. Im so sorry you’re going through that, I really do understand. If you go back to my first posts there is one where I am literally sobbing in writing, through the computer. I was so down I literally wanted to die. The doctors told me this is completely normal and that even people who have other surgeries go through it….its a side effect of the chemicals or something, I don’t know the details.
      Just remember that you’re getting better. It can ONLY go up from here!

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