Last week I got to pondering the fact that I haven't been to the dentist in about 3 years. It might have been the fact that I felt a slight "discomfort" in a back tooth on the right side. Nothing to be alarmed about, of course - just a a reminder that teeth do have the potential to rot out, you know, if say - you consisently don't go to the dentist year after year.
So, I called, and wouldn't you know that they had an appointment bright and early yesterday morning. I apologized profusely to Erica because bless her, who wants to have to clean teeth that haven't been to the dentist in 3 years? She was just the sweetest thing and even said "it wasn't that bad" when she was all done. I might need to buy her a prize.
The Doc came in next and said that he was a little concerned about my 2 bottom fillings because they were cracked and really worn down. I shouldn't be surprised since they're about 20 years old (you know, the ugly silver ones) and he was nice enough to tell me I could come right back this morning and have them replaced.
I also inquired about getting this wretched permanent retainer OUT and when I told him I've had it for about 17 years, he said absolutely. I'm just going to have to admit to ya'll that I was a little giddy thinking about that GOOD happy gas. And they did not disappoint, she stuck that thing on my nose first thing and I started breathing in as fast as I could. Ya'll! That's some good stuff.
Of course, I did have that Kenny Chesney song going through my head "he started drilling before they were numb..." But, thankfully, I was completely numb and didn't feel a thing. Unfortunately, I pretty much didn't get any feeling back till about 3 this afternoon. In light of that, I felt totally justified going to Sonic this afternoon for an Oreo Blast since I hadn't eaten anything and they told me a shake or smoothie would be about the best thing.
That's my update on my teeth. They're clean and not rotten!