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holey hell

i’m going back to the dentist because i can’t chew on one side. i got fillings a couple weeks ago and one of them started hurting so badly last thursday i’ve been unable to chew on it. it doesn’t hurt during the day, only chewing. i am upset about the whole thing for many reasons:

1. at my checkup in june i had a brand new hygienist, it was her first day
2. she used the new ‘diagnodent’ laser machine to test teeth for cavities before she cleaned my teeth
3. you’re supposed to use it AFTER cleaning the teeth
4. i have never had pain or sensitivity in any of my teeth at all, but they diagnosed me as having SIX cavities
5. i had the top 3 drilled and filled last week
6. they filled it with plastic containing BPA – the cancerous ingredient in baby bottles and water bottles and that whole mess
7. afterwards i asked how long they should last – like 15 or 20 years? and the hygienist laughed & said no only about 5 years
8. they charged me close to $1000 for all this
9. there’s icy hot deep nerve pain every time i chew on the left side

i’m fairly furious about a lot of this, and i have cancelled my october appointment to get the bottom three ‘cavities’ filled. they want me to let them drill holes into my unpainful/unsensitive teeth, fill them with cancerous/dementia-causing plastic, charge me a thousand bucks, and get me to come back and re-fill them in some goddamn emergency situation when they fall out in the next five years for another $300 a tooth? are you fucking kidding?

my dentist is going to check it out today but i may need a root canal now in the painful tooth, this is all so ridiculous.