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Feb. 16th, 2004

I just went to the dentist. Now, every time I go to the dentist, I think that my luck is going to run out and that after 28 years (well, probably 27, what with me not being born with teeth like some sort of freaky vampire baby) I am finally going to have to....

...have a filling.

I have never had a filling. I have suffered in the dentist's chair - I had two back teeth out when I got my braces, and then, well, I had the horror of orthodontic care for two years. And then about two years ago I had to get a wisdom tooth out when the gum around it got an infection - this extraction took over an hour and was possibly the most hideous experience of my life. The dentist nearly broke my jaw. But despite all this anguish, my actual teeth are in perfect condition, and always have been.

AND THEY STILL ARE! Yes, yet again my fears were not grounded. My teeth are unscathed! And now they are almost supernaturally clean, because he did all his scrapy polishing stuff. Hurrah for good dental health!

All right, now I have to go and finish my piece about Filma About Teachers Who Make a Difference. You can see it in the I**** T**** next Thursday, if you want.


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Feb. 16th, 2004 04:05 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your sparkly teeth! *toothy grin of admiration*
Feb. 16th, 2004 04:05 am (UTC)
I didn't go to the doctors for five years, so when I went last November, I was quite, quite terrified that I was going to need Something Expensive. However! They were perfect! He even said that I didn't need to come back in six months, because they'd last me at least a year.

A fortnight after that, I bit into a nut at the wrong angle and I'm sure I chipped one of my back teeth. I have visions of this broken tooth being all un-enamelled, and easy pray for bacteria, blah blah tooth decay cakes. After five years of un-dentistry, I did this a fortnight after I finally saw a dentist! But I still haven't been back to have this damn tooth checked. Maybe when I've finally paid off my overdraft...
Feb. 16th, 2004 04:20 am (UTC)
I am furiously jealous - my teeth are awful, and at least one is more toxic mercury amalgam than tooth. Plus five years of orthodontics, part of which resulted in permanent scarring on my tongue, and at least one impacted wisdom tooth which will need taking out some time. Oh, and the orthodontics were so screwed up that my teeth, and hence jaw, are misaligned and painful. And people wonder why I avoid dentists.

I think, if there was anything that could make me hate you, this might just be it.

Feb. 16th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC)

i went to the dentist a few months ago, for the first time in *mumble*almost20years*mumble* and i was shocked to find out that my teeth were in great shape and i only needed one filling. who knew?
Feb. 16th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
Wow. I think I'm going to have to sit here and wildly resent you for a little while.

I had orthodontia for years, and a butcher of an orthodontist who ruined my gums and screwed up several of my teeth by using a DRILL to take the cement off. As well as missing a set of molars and having fillings in the remaining ones.

The only good dental experience I've had was when I had my wisdom teeth out. They knocked me out for it.
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