Update on my tooth. Went to the dentist this morning. He said that he didn't think it would be feasible to redo my root canal. Since the entire post/pin, crown, and all came out, an extraction and new root canal therapy would have to be done. By the time that was all accomplished, I would be less than $500 away from what an implant would cost. Plus, an implant should last for years, whereas redoing the root canal could last only a few months or only a few years. No guarantees. :::sigh:::
So I went back in this afternoon for a surgical extraction with bone graft. My jawbone is thin under the root canal, and the front part of the jaw cracked. This should heal okay, but there is no way to know for sure until I go back for followup x-ray. Anyway, got my graft done. Thankfully, he wants this to set and grow for at least 3 full months before an implant is put in. I asked him if I could wait 5 months, because by then I should have my income tax return. He said that would be no problem. So next step is go in for the implant. Then I need to allow that to stabilize and my gums grow up around it for a good foundation to place a crown on.
The dentist said to expect to be very sore, have swelling and possible bruising, and my worst day will probably be on Thursday. Ughhhh. What a huge ordeal! But I am thankful that it's not off to dentures just yet. Lol
Today, my firstborn turned 11 years old. I can't believe that. At all. It seems like I was just posting about her 10th birthday! Aubree is the most caring and giving person. She puts me to shame with her giving. She has a true heart of compassion for others. At her young age, she has been our sole church pianist for at least 2 years now because there is no one else to do it. She puts time into practicing for this position, and she really does a good job. We are so thankful for that talent. Visitors make comments about it all the time, but it never seems to go to her head. She loves to read and will often get completely lost in a Janette Oke, Sarah Maxwell, Nancy Drew, or Boxcar Kids book. She is a diligent worker who completes tasks in a timely manner and is super obedient. She is more of an organizational neat freak like her mother. She has her faults, like we all do, but sometimes my husband and I look at her in awe because of her maturity. We feel the Lord has something really special in store for her - some sort of service position possibly. Not sure. But no matter what, she sure is a special girl. :)