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April 17th, 2004
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So I have an appointment with the dentist May 15th to fill some of my cavities. One or two of the teeth may get yanked (although not on the 15th, since that has to be done elsewhere). But, 1 and 16 are the ones to possibly get yanked, and the hygienist (who used to work for an oral surgeon) said those are 10-second extractions; I just need to get numbed up and then you wiggle them right out. So I'm not feeling too nervous about that. Aynone care to share how getting a filling compares to getting teeth cleaned?

And, really, I had no problems for all of the years I didn't visit a dentist, and, having visited a dentist a little over a year ago, now all of a sudden I am having these cavities. I can come to only one conclusion: visiting the dentist causes cavities.

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From:bitty
Date:April 17th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)

visiting the dentist causes cavities

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i've never had fillings, but the extractions are pretty painless. it's the insertion of the novocaine that is the only problem there.

most of my baby teeth were forcibly extracted. FFS, i was like 14 and still having baby teeth removed.
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From:hrafn
Date:April 17th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
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I sympathize - they pulled my upper canines when I was 16, because they weren't doing it on their own. Then I got braces, to pull the adult teeth into place. That was worse than the extractions.
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From:bitty
Date:April 17th, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
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The final extraction came after I already had braces. My upper left fang adult tooth was impacted in the roof of my mouth. We won't begin to describe the pain of pulling that tooth down to the front and rotating it.

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From:pinkfish
Date:April 17th, 2004 07:43 am (UTC)
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I have always felt the same way about brushing. Did your recent dentist visits increase your brushing? That causes cavities, you know.
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From:jazzfish
Date:April 17th, 2004 07:57 am (UTC)
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Depends on your teeth and your dentist. Most of the time getting a filling is no big deal, but a couple of my teeth are ubersensitive and the anaesthetic just. wasn't. working. so that sucked. In general, thought, this won't be a problem. I usually have to get a filling after a dentist trip and I don't dread them.
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From:xastalask
Date:April 18th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
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I go to the same dentist as you.. you recommended him to me earlier on. Well Friday I saw him for the first time and they did a filling right there on the spot. Kinda freaked me out cause I was not prepared for it. Also it was the first time I had a needle in my mouth.

Completely and totally painless. they numb the area with a topical gel and then *poke* the needle in and you are done. You don't feel any drilling just some vibration from the drill and that is it.

No worries man :)

In fact I am going back again this friday to get to more fillings.
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