Josh-Daniel S. Davis (joshdavis) wrote,
Josh-Daniel S. Davis
joshdavis

TOOFS

I'm not sure when my last dental cleaning was, but probably 5-6 years. So I went in because the backs of some of my teeth don't *feel* clean, even after brushing and/or fingernail scraping.

My teeth themselves are in great shape. There's a little stain, but good for my age and good for the span between cleanings.

However, I don't floss very often, and this has lead to scale build-up (tartar) and gum recession on my molars. Normal is 1-3mm. 7mm makes for loose teeth. 12mm means you have a hole. I have 4mm (correctable) and 5mm (minor bone loss around the root) on some. :(

*sigh*

*twitch*

I'm scheduled for "scaling/root planing 1-3". It's just like a regular cleaning, except it hurts more because they have to poke a little further. Because of this, they'll use viscous lidocaine on my gums, and I'll get the N2O treatment while they scrape. This is scheduled for 2009-12-30 (or sooner if they have a cancellation).

Also, I've been a bit of a worry wart about my molar grooves. They've always been kind of deep. They checked, and it's solid, strong tooth at this point. I'm going to have them sealed. Basically, they use the polishing tool with pumice to clean/scuff, then they put on superglue methylacrylate sealant. Sealant is good for 5-10 years depending on phase of the moon, dental hygene, etc. This is scheduled for Friday 2009-12-11.

ps Hello Internet, my wife says hello to you. She knows you're my mistress.

pps I got grey paint on my new coat, and the paint didn't cure right due to the cold weather so my mailbox has streaks on it.

ppps I need to repair my garage door hinges but everyone just wants me to buy a new door.
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