Second trip to the dentist

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Amazingly I went to the Dentist again this morning without having to take any anti anxiety medication. I took it with me just in case but from past experience sometimes just having the medication available is enough in these cases.

I had two teeth filled today, the one that had broken in half a few weeks back and one next to it. Next week I have to go back and have another three teeth filled.

But after the next visit I don’t need to go back for at least six months for a normal clean and check up.

And you know what, I will damn well be going back every six months to make sure my teeth and gums are kept in a tip top condition.

One one of largest concerns has been that I will have to go to a Periodontist for my gums, but the Dentist seems to think that after a good clean my gums are actually healthy and I don’t need to go to one!

Whilst there was virtually no pain whatsoever during the event, I do have a dull ache in my mouth and head this afternoon from where all the work was done.

The cost of course is a bit high for all of this even with private full comprehensive health insurance, we end up getting about 50% of the cost back. All I can say is thank freaking Christ I didn’t need more extensive work or it would have been astronomically expensive.

I guess it just pays to brush and floss on a very regular basis and find yourself a dentist that you actually trust.

Now all I have to do is ask about teeth bleaching next week I am there, but I dare say that will be a next year thing LOL!

Comments

  1. Gabriel

    my anxiety in a dentist chair only accelerates with the noise levels from the equipment. i think ear plugs would do nicely. but then again, i’d never say no to drugs.

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    superdrewby

    Just let me say that Jayne my Dentist is amazing!

    she has managed to in two sessions turn ten years of blind terror of dentists and I mean even the thought of a Dentist into something easily done.

    every step of the way she told me what she was going to do, reassured me and even stopped every now and then to see how I was!

    amazing just amazing

  3. ultra

    Copycat. I go to the dentist for the first time in eons, then you go to the dentist for the first time in eons. I get 5 fillings, then you get 5. See a pattern forming here? lol

    Tooth bleaching is horrendously expensive; if you have it done by the dentist in the surgery, it’s my understanding the standard cost is about $1000. I wonder how much insurance covers that, considering it’s cosmetic.

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