Show Me Your Teeth

Today was another fun day at the dentist.

I feel like I’m going through a bunch of dental foreplay at the moment. The appointment a few weeks ago was just to look at my mouth and tell me what needed to be done. I was under the impression that today was going to be some of the deep, painful stuff. But the hygienist needed to take some more measurements and only had an hour to do everything, so stuff happened, but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

She ended up cleaning above the gum line, which involved a zappy little thing zinging at my teeth and gums. It wasn’t horrible. I got to listen to the Morning Show while it was going on, and there was a little bit of pain but nothing that I couldn’t handle. When it was over, she gave me a new cleaning regimen which involves salt rinses, extra brushing and flossing, and the use of weird little bristly tools that I’ve never even seen before. The salt rinses will be easy, the brushing will be annoying, but easy, but I loathe flossing. It hurts my mouth! Of course, the dentist showed me how it should be done which isn’t how I’ve ever actually done it.  Supposedly it won’t hurt as much when my mouth heals up, but still…I’m not looking forward to it.

But at least I feel like I’m doing something good for myself.

When it was over, my teeth were ultra sensitive, and the headache I woke up with was worse, so I ended up taking some pain pills and sleeping through the day. After the nap, everything felt better. Now I have to wait two months and then go back for the rest of it, which will for sure be more painful and will involve full on mouth numbing action.

I’ll be so glad when all this crap is done with.


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