Saturday, February 2, 2008

X-ray Panoramic

Below is my X-ray pan of my teeth:

You can see my numerous fillings in my molars. I can't wait to get them replaced after this all is over with white fillings vs. the metal ones. I hate looking at the pictures with all the metal back there. My front teeth are crowns, I had an accident in high school where I broke one of my front teeth and they bonded it. The other tooth was slightly cracked and barely visible. About every 4-5 years after I got the tooth bonded, the bonding would come off and I had to get it re-done, usually at really inconvenient times. You can imagine how I looked missing half of my front tooth! So I finally decided to get a crown a few years ago, and he also did the one that had the slight crack in it. I am really hoping I don't have to get them re-done after all this!! The thought of them sticking the novocane needles up in the roof of my mouth again ... ugh! I felt the darn things in my nose! It was horrible ... I am hoping to avoid that.


Michelle said...

Really cool pictures! I am actually getting my second set of x-rays this Wednesday and I am going to ask them for copies so I can post mine too.

nabukay said...

hi there. only saw you know, so you are quite new to the family, lol. thanks for the advice about the dental floss cos it always shreds in my mouth and i get frustrated.

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather and I am fairly new to the blogging world. I started my blog about a month ago. I just wanted to say I think your blog is very informative. I also have tmj issues. I have been in braces now for 1 yr and 4 months. I also have an arthritic condyle and disc displacement along with muscle spasms. I have headaches and the sharp ear pain you described every day. I also have neck and shoulder pain; do you get that? I wear a splint most of the time but I don't think it helps me much. I tried all of the conservative treatments to no avail. I have progressed over nine years from mild pain to severe pain and take medications to control it. I'm not proud of taking muscle relaxers and narcotics but without them my quality of life is horrible. I am hoping with surgery I can get back down to at least a mild/moderate pain level and can stop taking the narcotics. It's no fun living your life around pain. I was able to get my insurance companies to pay for my braces and my surgery. My doctors and I wrote letters to them and submitted records for medical necessity and sent pictures of course. I was lucky and was approved for both the first time we submitted everything. I hope everything goes well for you and I will continue to read your story and leave comments from time to time if that's ok with you. I'm sorry for such a long comment; I have a tendency to do that sometimes lol.