Thursday, September 13, 2007

Oh bother.

I don't know why I put off going to the dentist for so long. I'm not the type to dread it, just procrastinate. First it was because I didn't have insurance. Then I did. Then I got pregnant and couldn't be x-rayed and laying on my back was uncomfortable. Then I had a baby and was too busy. Then I sent Superman to the dentist. Then I finally went, bracing myself for the you-must-floss-every-single-day lecture along with bleeding gums (they always do.) What I didn't expect to hear was, hey guess what, you have SIX cavities and three of them are between your teeth because you're a dummy and don't floss every single day. Well! I went straight home and started flossing every single day and whaddya know? My gums don't bleed anymore!

I got three of the cavities filled today and will get the other three done next week. Apparently one of them was so deep I might need a root canal if I experience any pain or sensitivity. Root canal. ARRRRRGH!!!

People. Take it from me. Please brush and floss responsibly.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. i suspect vulnerability to cavities is genetic too; i do brush and floss, but still get tons of cavities!

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  3. Shoot, I don't want to hear that. I hate brushing and flossing.

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  4. Don't feel too bad about it! I have NEVER had teeth problems until I had a baby. Both dentists that I've been dealing with say that they always get a ton of post-partum women with cavities up the wa-zoo. I guess our darling babies suck all our calcium out or something. Darn kids and their bones! I just had my second root canal this year yesterday. It wasn't the worst thing in the world, but it sure wasn't fun. I hope you won't need one.

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  5. Root canal! *shudder* I'm still not old enough to brave one of those - thankfully!

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  6. Boy- if I can't relate to this post! This happens to me all the time. I have to go October 2nd, and will hear the same lectures!

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