November 21, 2020

TEETH


   Those are my teeth…before crowns or the many fillings to follow.

 

Despite my mother’s urging, once I got braces, I didn’t brush my teeth.  By the time I got out of the army, I had a row of cavities across the top of each tooth.  Vaguely Grand Canyonish.  Only in the 1980’s did I find a dentist that was willing to deal with my alcoholic, addict teeth. 

 

By the time I left this dentist who didn’t take my insurance, he was angry with me every time he saw me.  “You need a cleaning, and you need an implant,” he told me.  He was very right, but I had been in a nursing home for months.

 

The Doctor who did implants was in the new dental office yesterday.  While G was getting half his teeth cleaned deep cleaned by digging and scraping and lasering, I was getting an implant.  If I showed you the X-rays, you would be appalled as am I.  That was the easiest extraction I have ever had tho.  Out came the broken tooth.  Amazing.  I go back in a month for a Post Op checkup.  By then I too will have half a mouth of teeth cleaned at a time, and should be ready to go.

2019: Working Comic Con without a front tooth.

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  • <A HREF=http://geeeee-zer.blogspot.com/>Himself:  Games all day.  Cooking too.
  • Myself:  Slept until lunch.  Musta been the pain pill.  Having Trump nightmares.
  • Reading:  Nothing I can concentrate on.
  • Watching:  It was on.
  • Photo:  Top: 1969, bottom 2019.
  • Gratitude’s:  For that easy extraction.

  

9 comments:

  1. Ugh. but it does seem to be going well for you. As well as possibly anyway.

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  2. I haven’t heard of lasers for teeth. I don’t know if it is offered here yet. Glad you received the excellent service you did, Mage.

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  3. my dental hygienist keeps telling me I need to go to a specialist for one tooth that is a little loose via bone loss (already lost it's companion on the other side) and I tell her every time that I can't afford a specialist, can barely afford all the crowns the dentist says I need as my insurance only cover basic cleaning, x-rays, and exam every six months. I don't understand why health insurance does not cover reconstructive dentistry, only preventive.

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  4. This dental office is good. Multiple dentists & support staff. They seemed happy to serve us, especially the part where I handed over my Mastercard.

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  5. So happy you are getting a rebuild. Amazing what they can do but boy do they charge for it.

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  6. baby boomers are going to get abused and treated like garbage in the retirement homes. Maybe you boomers shouldn't have been so selfish and arrogant and greedy. Literally everyone hates baby boomers now. Enjoy those retirement homes, and good luck, boomers!

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  7. I have one implant. It's not the best thing since sliced bread, but it's good enough.

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  8. You had lovely teeth — too bad you didn't take care of them. Glad you’re getting the care you need now and implant, too. I may consider one in the future.

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  9. I've a history with teeth, now no uppers. Hanging onto bottom for as long as I can.

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TEETH

    Those are my teeth…before crowns or the many fillings to follow.   Despite my mother’s urging, once I got braces, I didn’t brush my ...