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RE: The crown affair

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE10 months ago

I am a nervous person in the dentist chair and almost drown in my saliva when they are working....

I did not take good care of my teeth and in my early 30's had to have gum surgery. This is where they cut down the gum (closer to the jaw bone) so that they can maintain the pockets around the tooth to stop the jaw bone from deteriorating and my teeth falling out. I now see a hygienist every 3-4 months to maintain the pockets.


Yes, it's not the most pleasant thing in the world and so people avoid it.

I think, for me, it came down to the dentist. I started going to this place a few years ago and my dentist was young, funky and cool. A country lass and so we got along really well. She swears when the messes something up or just because, and we generally have a good time which makes the process better. She went and had a baby this year so my new one, about the same age as the other, came along and she's cool too. South African as I said. Loves to fish and hunt and stuff so she prattles on about that as she works. She is very fastidious, probably more so than the other, but they are both really good. That has made my experiences better.

I don't like the sound of gum surgery and so am pleased I have looked after my teeth quite well...I don't need any additional dentist visits!

Thanks for commenting. :)


Yes, having had the same hygienist for over 20 years, before moving east made the quarterly visits less nerve wracking. I do not think I have had the same dentist on my yearly visits, probably why the dentist chair as opposed to the hygienist chair was more un-nerving.

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