Thursday, March 15, 2007

Dental Update

God is good! Now I know that goes without saying, but I just want to praise Him for the way my root canal happened today. The big issue was that the problem was under a crown - there was only one dentist at the practice that was willing to tackle it, as it involved drilling through the crown. I wasn't looking forward to this; not because of the procedure itself, but because I was figuring that drilling through the piece would weaken it considerably and shorten its life. I want that baby to last as long as possible! Well, I got there and he started talking to me about the options. He said we could try knocking it off - it would be pretty uncomfortable and there was no guarantee that it would actually work, but he could try - totally up to me. I said go for it, and was praying while he brought out the "heavy equipment." He was able to get it off without damaging the crown and did about 95% of the root canal procedure. Since there was still some infection present, he capped it off with a temporary filling just to give it some time to heal. I go back next week for a final X-ray to make sure everything is alright, and then they'll reattach the crown. And I must add that I got some good uninterrupted prayer time in the chair :)

1 comment:

In Pursuit of His Call said...

I'm so glad everything went better than expected. I read this the day you posted it, but didn't have time to comment. Just wanted to let you know that you were in our thoughts. :)