I hate going to the dentist. I don’t know anyone who can’t wait for their next appointment. Even if you have perfect, sparkling Chiclets, it’s still not fun. So, in some ways, I sympathize with LeAnn Rimes‘ latest drama, but in others, I think, ugh, more LeAnn Rimes drama. The singer is suing her dentist for the crap job he did on her teeth over the years.
Rimes claims her dentist botched her veneers and crowns, which left her in more pain than Brandi Glanville has ever inflicted and required she “undergo nine root canals and bone grafting.” Holy crap!
TMZ got their mitts on the malpractice lawsuit, in which LeAnn alleges she went to Dr. Duane C. McKay for various dental work over three years. “Some of the work included upper front veneers and crowns that the dentist promised would address her TMJ-related pain as well as improve her appearance.”
But instead of helping, Rimes says her mouth was a bloody mess and she was in “tremendous pain.” Back in October, she tweeted, “I feel like I got hit in my right side of my face with a baseball bat.”
Not only did she undergo nine (NINE!!!) root canals and bone grafting (shudder), Rimes also had a temporary bridge and needed physical therapy as well. In the suit, LeAnn says she will have a “permanent cosmetic deficiency,” and all the shoddy dental work is not only messing with her face but her career as well, claiming all the damage done is “impeding her ability to perform.”
According to TMZ, LeAnn is seeking for unspecified damages for physical, emotional and psychiatric injuries, and she also wants money for loss of past and future earnings.
There are so many places to go with the “permanent cosmetic deficiency” but I’ll leave that to Brandi. And I’m not sure I’m buying how it has impacted her career. Like, is she blaming her horrendous performance on The X Factor on her dentist? But still, I really can’t get over it NINE root canals! I’m in denial about having to get one, pretending that the reason I can’t chew on one side of my mouth is just because of a super-sensitive tooth and if I just keep Sensodyne-ing the crap out of it, it’ll be OK. But NINE?! This is the one and only time I actually feel bad for LeAnn.
P.S. I still hate her bangs.