Thursday, October 3, 2013

Who'd have thought?

I had a dentist's appointment, this morning--the first check-up in a very long time (last cleaning was in '99 or '00).  I need a significant cleaning, antibacterial mouthwash for really bad gingivitis, and will need a few new fillings, and a few old fillings replaced. 

And apparently, the dentist's office will hand out electric toothbrushes with serious orthodontic work--which, apparently, mine qualifies as.  The hygienist characterized cleaning half of my teeth as "aggressive cleaning"---because the worst of it was below the gum line.

Overall, worse than I hoped (where my wallet was concerned), but not nearly as bad as I feared (where my teeth are concerned).  Although, I have decided that dentists should not have anything resembling a Dremmel tool for cleaning teeth.  No, it didn't really hurt my teeth (for the most part), but the high-pitched whine transmitted through my jaw sure did hurt my ears. 

6 comments:

  1. I fear the dentist. Glad your experience was not as bad as you expected.

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    1. I was afraid there'd be something wrong that meant I was going to loose my teeth. My mother started losing hers about five or so years after I was born. Nothing that bad for me.

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  2. You mean the "sonicator"? Good lord I hate that thing. Finally at the last visit the hygienist saw me cringing and just removed the tartar the old fashioned way, with one of those mini Captain Hook tools.

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  3. Cue the song from "Little Shop of Horrors"

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    1. I'll have to watch it to find out what you're talking about.

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