Day 20 – National Blog Posting Month
Those are my teeth. Aren’t they pretty?
So yeah, I went to the dentist yesterday. The last time I went I was four months pregnant with my daughter. Yes, that was 7 years ago.
Did I mention that I hate the dentist?
The last time I went I needed lots of freezing to clean my teeth. Apparently I am prone to plaque buildup and since it had been oh, about 10 years since I’d seen a dentist then, I had a lot of buildup. Gross. I know.
Anyway, so I decided I had to get my teeth cleaned as I started having more dreams about my teeth falling out and disintegrating in my mouth. My husband teased me that I shouldn’t need freezing. I’ve had three c-sections, I should be able to tolerate an hour of scaling right?
My brother on the other hand, needs a benzodiazepine, freezing and laughing gas to get his teeth cleaned. We are a pair, aren’t we?
Anyway, I remember as a child going to the dentist a lot. I hated it even then. I don’t know if it was the smell of the office or the fact that I was getting fillings, it felt like, every single time I was there. The office was in a house. I remember it so clearly. I needed braces when I was a teenager and once they were off I think was when I stopped going. I was done.
My current dentist is a woman and she is lovely. She suggested we try the cleaning without freezing to see how I do. She used something called the cavitron. It’s a scaling tool that uses ultrasound to break up plaque, or something like that. She started and it was actually okay. She managed to clean a hell of a lot without an ounce of freezing. She was very sweet and kept telling me how amazing I was doing. There were a few spots that were super sensitive, but overall it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had expected and bonus for me not be frozen for hours thereafter.
Today my teeth feel weird. Like I can actually feel the grooves between my teeth weird. But I am needing some Advil because they are really, really sore.
Oh and the extra bonus? No cavities!
Yay me! Bring on the candy.
Er …. 😉