I Rushed to Get Help when I Thought Things Were Worse then They Were

I rushed to see a Tracy dentist after I was out mountain biking, slammed iinto a tree and broke off part of my tooth. I could see with my fingers that part of the tooth was missing, and I was mortified. I think of myself as a guy who is not all that good looking, but I have a nice smile. I really did not want to lose what little positive things I felt about myself and feel uncomfortable with smiling at others. I know how people can be when it comes to looks.

I was already getting some bruises about 5 minutes after I hit the tree. It’s a pretty good thing that I didn’t break any bones or worse. I always wear a helmet and other proper protection. Some of the trails I ride can be pretty rough and are not for people with no experience to ride on. I’ve been doing it for about 15 years and have spent thousands of hours having a good time, yet also learning how to handle just about every terrain that I right on. I have seen some people end up in the hospital because they get out on the trails without really having any idea what they are doing. It’s just not a smart way to go about this hobby.

Because I had to ride my bike to the dentist, I had no idea what my tooth looked like. There was no blood so that was good. When I got to the dentist, they quickly took me in for an appointment. He showed me what my tooth looked like, and I was surprised to see that I had only a small chip! Feeling it with my finger and not seeing it made it feel so much bigger. He was able to file down the broken area and make my teeth match again with no problem.