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So, see, I went to the dentist
And my wisdom teef's is coming out, they is. Which is neither a surprise nor a worry to me. And the chip/cavity I was concerned about isn't bad, and can be filled, no prob. Along with the other nine cavities.

But I have to go to the oral surgeon to get my wisdom teeth done. And sometimes, when your cute new (in the sense that you've never visited him before though he's been your provider of choice on your insurance since 1996) dentist is extremely stupid, he gives you your own x-rays to take to the surgeon, he does.

Silly, silly dentist man.

elke_tanzer

2003-11-17 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yep, you are a big damn geek. And that's way cool. Good luck with all of the fillings... I like bringing earphones and loud music to blast so I don't have to hear any drilling. :-)

mpoetess

2003-11-17 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

There's a thought -- or possibly, depending on how long it's going to take, a book-on-tape.

soundingsea

2003-11-17 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

10? years? *faints away*

Your link is broken, by the way. You have a . where you want a / instead.

mpoetess

2003-11-17 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

T'is fixed; you just clicked too fast!

zortified

2003-11-17 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

10 years??

And you've had dental insurance.



Your male cats are all neutered now, right?

mpoetess

2003-11-17 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Your male cats are all neutered now, right?


Yes...

*tries to think of a way she could have been paying for neutering the male cats with her dental insurance and fails*

treebee

2003-11-17 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cool. I want pictures of my teeth.

I saw my dentist today as well. But I am a good girl and go every 6 months. So only a cleaning & no cavities. :P (Says the girl with two crowns, a root canal, a broken tooth, all four wisdom teeth removed, an overbite, and at least 3 fillings).

mpoetess

2003-11-17 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ten years is a guess; I can't remember the last time I went but suspect it might have been in college or shortly before. Then again, given my teeth, the number of fillings isn't that surprising -- I always had muchos cavities as a kid too.

niqaeli

2003-11-17 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Interestingly enough, today I had a filling done on a cavity they caught at my last cleaning. I'm a "good" girl--I go every six months. Basically that happens only because they schedule the next cleaning during the current one AND they mail out reminders and make phone call reminders, too. Otherwise, I'd never remember.. I just thank god for the flouride treatments I got as a child. I don't take any better care of my teeth than my parents did or do, but while they have mouths full of metal and did at my age, my teeth have only had a chip that came from a bike accident and that one cavity.

Good luck with your teeth! At least you'll have something cute to look at while you're being worked on. :D

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I didn't get so lucky with the fluoride, for whatever reason (ok, lack of regular dental cleaning probably contributed obviously). I had the treatments as a kid too, but didn't luck out on the no cavities thing. (Also there was the one spectacular day when I accidentally swallowed some of the fluoride and spent the afternoon being colorfully sick... shudder...)

kaytee4ever

2003-11-17 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Uh oh..

(and you posted your x-rays. *G* geek).

I hope it goes okay. *hugs*

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)

geeeek!

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Re: What have we learned from this?

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)

*makes note to call dentist first thing in the AM for an appointment*

My work here is done...

karenbear

2003-11-18 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Good luck with getting your wisdom teeth out. I had all four of mine removed under general anesthetic when I was 16 - it was dead easy. I was in and out the dental hospital in the same day, and up and about annoying my gran that very afternoon.

I mean, I had them out the week before Christmas, but I was absolutely fine for eating my Christmas dinner. :D

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)

I only have the upper two, so it won't take as long, too!

flaming_muse

2003-11-18 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Good luck to you with everything! I had my wisdom teeth out in college. It wasn't the most fun I've had in my life, but with painkillers the recovery was no problem. :)

Also, major kudos to you for going to the dentist. I recently went after about 8 years away (due to an evil dentist who yelled at me even thought I had no cavities or other problems - I obviously don't handle "scare the patient so she doesn't get bad habits" tactics very well), and I know how big a hurdle it can be to make the call and get yourself into the office. If it hadn't been for mr. muse pushing the whole topic, I likely still would not have gone, but now I am very glad that I did.

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)

I was mostly afraid to go because I didn't want to deal with the Disapproving Face / lecture -- but my dentist was awesome. He didn't ignore the fact that I haven't been in forever or the nuber of cavities, but he didn't lecture or get judgemental about it. He just joked about how much I must love coming to the dentist, given how often I do it...

ari_

2003-11-18 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Just came home from the dentist today as well. I'm getting ... eh, gold fillings in all my cavities, replacing the old dark stuff? (My dentistry vocabulary isn't too great in English). We're currently doing my upper teeth, which means 7 inlays. 5 fit the first time, one fit this time, and we had to do the "put huge metal thing with horrible pink goo in my mouth and make me nearly throw up and then wait till it's hard to get an impression of my cavities so that the technician can fashion the gold bit after it" thing *again*.

Yes, I know, you have no idea who I am, gah, dentists.

At least my dentist is my uncle. He knows I want an injection the second he does anything more than cleaning (and I don't have to pay for them either), and I can moan and shriek if I want to.

thebratqueen

2003-11-18 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Based on how you describe it inlays is the correct English term =)

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)

I've done the pink goo bit myself, back when they were considering whether they need to do surgery to correct my underbite in elementary school. Bleccccccch.

resmin

2003-11-18 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)

You are an absolute dork. And I love it.

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Geek. Not dork. Geek.


Ok, dork.

thebratqueen

2003-11-18 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Wisdom teeth come out. It's basically what they do. It's God's little recycling program, or something ;)

Those panoramic XR give me the wig. It's like ghost photos. Nice former fillings btw ;) It's weird seeing the baby teeth in there too. We had a pt come in with two of those on both sides of her mouth and I kept looking at the XR convinced I was mounting them wrong or something. They're all small and lacking in roots and whatnot.

I tried to see if I could out-geek you and find your cavities on there but it's hard since it's a scan of a panoramic XR so it wouldn't be easy to peg those even if I had the real thing in front of me. But my intention was there to at least join you in your dental geekitude.

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)

The former fillings are current fillings, as far as I know. Don't think I've lost any. Yeah, the baby tooth was freaky, but cool -- go me, teeth with no roots!

Your geek intent is noted. ;-)

Oh! My! God! And! Goddess!

brynspikess

2003-11-18 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's you! It's really really you! *bows down at Mad Poetess' feet* You are my idol. (I'm the chick who emailed you after making Count Spikeula treats for her english class - they turned out really good, but the way - everyone liked them)

I can't believe it's you! *bows*

Have fun getting your wisdom teeth removed. I got mine out '01, and the dentist had to knock me out for the surgery - I remember him putting the needle in my hand, and the next moment I couldn't breathe and I was choking and crying and all panicky (I was just coming to after the surgery). If I'd have stayed awake, listening to a book on tape is a good idea...

Re: Oh! My! God! And! Goddess!

mpoetess

2003-11-19 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Snerk. No bowing or scraping required... :)


I'm not getting knocked out, as far as I know. But I've had teeth (baby ones obviously) pulled before. Not real worried about it!