I bit into a cupcake and pain swept through my jaw for a few months. I could not figure out how a soft, delicious cupcake could cause that to happen. I chose not to eat on that side of my mouth for the rest of the day because the pain had been so jarring. I didn’t have any other trouble over the next few weeks, so I figured everything was fine. At my next visit with a dentist in Tracy a month later, I was told that I had a tooth that needed a root canal. I asked why I couldn’t just have a filling put in, but I was told that I allowed a bad tooth to remain in poor condition for too long, and it was too late to do a simple filling.
There is no one to blame for needing a root canal other than me. I had not gone to see a dentist for about 10 years. I know you are supposed to go for a cleaning every single year without fail. That should tell a person how frail a person’s teeth can become over time without continuous care. I knew it, but ignoring things is always so much easier at first. Well, easier until you learn that ignoring things makes more trouble. To make things a little bit easier, I purchased some dental insurance so that I could get the work done quickly. If I didn’t do it right away, I knew that I would try to put it off out of sheer laziness and forgetfulness again.
Everything went well during my root canal. I have already scheduled my next appointment for a cleaning in a couple of weeks. The whole situation showed me that I need to be in charge and on top of things when it comes to different types of medical care. I will be doing my best from here on to stay on top of it.