I went for a filling this morning, knowing that Tooth #29 was cracked between the tooth and the old filling. Dentist thought he could fix it with a new filling.
He drilled. And drilled. And I could feel it even with three novocain shots. Turns out the decay was worse than he expected. Down to the pulp. Inevitable root canal. It has to be soon or I will have pain.
Then will come a crown. Oh, and there's not enough tooth left to support a crown, so a post will be needed in the tooth.
Ouch. Not only in my mouth, but in my calendar (three appointments coming up) and wallet also.
Trite statement, but one that works: It is what it is!!