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Monday, March 30, 2009

wish me luck...

last week i visited the dentist for the first time in years. go ahead... chastise me, gasp, raise your eyebrows. it's one of the things that i've needed to do, that's always at the back of my head, but i'm always great at finding a excuse not to go - lack of time, lack of dental insurance, lack of money, & my favorite one, "but my teeth don't hurt". seeing that it's finally dawned on me that i'm having a third child, which really does mean a lack of time & money, i felt like it was high-time i get myself into that dentist chair. not surprisingly i had several cavities, i won't tell you how many, because you would then fall out of your chair & i don't want to be held responsible for anyone getting hurt. let's just say that i'll be making several trips to the dentist over the next month, in an effort to get them all taken care of before the princess arrives. so, with that being said, wish me luck... i'm off to get the "big ones" filled, let's just hope i don't end up having to get a root canal (or two). but when i get back, i have so much to tell you. did you see me on american idol last week?

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9 comments:

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Yeah...I'm not going to say how long it's been since I've been to the dentist. I have had the same excuses--no insurance, etc., etc. Now it's just that I'm so darn scared what the dentist is going to say. I actually had a dream about it last night. I opened my mouth and he looked inside with that little mirror. He was starting to say, "Oh it can't be THAT bad..." Then he saw my teeth and said, "Oh, boy. You need a lot of work."

I'm petrified. I never had cavities as a kid, but I think my mouth is probably full of them. And I'm sure he's going to use the words "root canal" while I'm there, too. Yikes.

I'm sending good vibes your way!

Patricia Linehan said...

I feel your pain. I went 5 years between visits when my first was born and had 12 cavities and had to have "deep cleaning" done (it required numbing shots and cleaning under my gums)After that hoopla, I am now an every-6-month-cleaning kind of girl. Good luck on your dental work.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

ugh don't tell me that!

Beth said...

I am several years behind on my dental visits also. I definitely need some serious work done. Good for you for getting it taken care of. I'm still working up the nerve. I need to go to one of those sedation dentists... thing is I need to be sedated BEFORE I leave the house. :)

mama jo said...

i wish you luck...i would like to hear about a.i. maybe you could write an email..

Laura said...

Good luck- if it makes you feel any better- I go to the dentist every 6 months, brush religiously and floss and STILL get cavities. This past time I had 3 that needed to be filled.

Sharlene said...

I did the same thing. I had a bad dental experience and kept putting it off from the time I got pregnant to 3 years later. Oops. by the time I went I had no cavities but my gums were completely shot to hell. I paid for my lack of dental care and hopefully I learned my lesson...

Jena said...

I went four years between dentist visits, even though I had insurance. I finally went when I decided to give up the insurance and return to student life (grad school). I was flossing at the time, so everything was okay--I had some cavities filled, and discovered that I'd rather go without laughing gas in spite of my anxiety issues--laughing gas may relax you, but it makes time go funny.

Since then, I've apparently started grinding my teeth, which started making my teeth too sensitive for me to floss. I need to take up flossing again, now that I've got an over-the-counter mouthguard that seems to be doing the trick. I can see that my gums are sooo not as healthy as they used to be, and I really hate having the dentist poke around in my mouth more than he or she has to. (I trace it to my orthodontist's lack of decent "bedside" manner; I never had issues with dental professionals till that guy.)

Home Interior Designer said...

I have a serious phobia of dentists. The comments above don't help that. ;-)