Dentists Suck...
Friday, May 25, 2007

... But actually I did it to myself.

So, I have been to the dentist in several years. Partially because of insurance reasons (damn medicare not covering dentists....), and partially because I dislike going.

Unfortunately, lately I've been grinding my teeth something fierce while sleeping (or so the wife tells me) which has receded my gum line a fair bit. This combined with plague buildup because of the lack of visits, has given me a cavity (luckily only one). Not only that, but one of my fillings is failing (luckily on the same tooth), along with another one which will have to be fixed soon as well.

But, here's the kicker. I found out I have early Periodontitis. Luckily only in spots, but it still sucks.

So, what happened today was a cleaning. Which has made my sensitive teeth bloody freaking sensitive!!! That first gulp of Dr. Pepper this evening was quite the shocker!

So, Monday I get my filling fixed and extended to the new cavity. I'm happy to have it done so soon, but the needle...


Saturday, May 26, 2007 10:27 AM


Never said it was a contest, SigmaNunki. Just making mention that I can sympathize with you re: dental-related pain and annoyances;)


Saturday, May 26, 2007 7:50 AM



Thanks, but I'm not sure I'd say I'm tough per se. The hard part(s) happened during the visit. It really sucked when the water pic thingy hit the roots of my front teeth. It was like electricity ran through them.

But, the only thing that I really have to deal with at this point is the liquids that I drink pretty much have to be room temp :(


It's not a contest BEB.


Not a fan of needles either, eh?

Saturday, May 26, 2007 4:20 AM


Hehe... BEB, I never listened to that whole "No popcorn, no carbonated beverages" junk. Just the stuff I knew'd kill the braces.

But, frown, I has a cavity m'self... weird much. So I know where you're coming from.

Friday, May 25, 2007 6:31 PM


Least you haven't been wearing orthodontics for more than 5 years, SigmaNunki. It gets tiresome to know you're denied all kinds of treats because of the grillwork:(


Friday, May 25, 2007 6:04 PM


All that and you still managed to be on the Regulator's site. You are tough!


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