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Had my first dentist visit in ten+ years yesterday.

Quixfire

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I went in for a checkup because I had a pain in my lower right jaw where my wisdom teeth would be. Expending to hear the worst because of my lack of dental visits and the simple fact that I don?t take care of my teeth very well, brush only once a day. I find out after my exam that all I needed was a cleaning. The x-rays didn?t even show any signs of my wisdom teeth and no reason behind the pain in my jaw, it only lasted three days. The dental technician said she was surprised at how little tarter build I had for ten+ years of no cleaning and only brushing.

I just can?t believe how blessed I am. :D
 

EagleKeeper

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Good solid brushing once/twice a day will keep most problems at bay.

Your wisdoms are already out, so the major potential problem has been extracted.
 

Ogg

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did it hurt and was there lots of blood? :p

I too have been slack in the dental dept and was shocked recently when I took my son in for a cleanign and there was no spit sink there. Now they rely only on the vacuum suction thing. Thats no fun
I remember having huge gobs of blood and spit stringing from my mouth to the little sink.

<------------Had alot of work done when I was younger
 

TwinkleToes77

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Originally posted by: Ogg
did it hurt and was there lots of blood? :p

I too have been slack in the dental dept and was shocked recently when I took my son in for a cleanign and there was no spit sink there. Now they rely only on the vacuum suction thing. Thats no fun
I remember having huge gobs of blood and spit stringing from my mouth to the little sink.

<------------Had alot of work done when I was younger
I just went recently after a prolonged lapse as well.. they used suction for everything but after all was said and done they still had a spit tank to just rinse out risidual leftovers.
 

Demon-Xanth

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Heh, I've been meaning to schedule an appointment because I have a tooth that has most of the crown missing. Lately I've just been dead after work. For a while I was worried about not having a job the next day.
 

LuckyTaxi

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im afraid to go ... it's been a while only because i didnt have insurance when i wasnt working. now i am but im still lazy. anyways, i see some tartar building up, how can i remove it?
 

dman

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I'm better now (about visiting more often), but, for a while there it was like quixfire's situation for me. So far, no major dental problems, all I've ever needed is cleaning--and a repair for a chipped tooth or two.
 

Quixfire

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Originally posted by: EagleKeeper
Good solid brushing once/twice a day will keep most problems at bay.

Your wisdoms are already out, so the major potential problem has been extracted.
My wisdom teeth have never been pulled. They have not come in and most likely won't according to the dentist.

 

Quixfire

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Originally posted by: Ogg
did it hurt and was there lots of blood? :p

I too have been slack in the dental dept and was shocked recently when I took my son in for a cleanign and there was no spit sink there. Now they rely only on the vacuum suction thing. Thats no fun
I remember having huge gobs of blood and spit stringing from my mouth to the little sink.

<------------Had alot of work done when I was younger
It wasn't too bad, I winced a few times and there was some blood. The surprising thing to me was how clean my teeth looked afterwards. I even went back and personal thanked the technician for a job well done. :)
 

Crazymofo

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I havent gone in over 6 years:( Not looking forward to going but im gonna need to very soon!
 

badmouse

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Yeah, I stopped going when I stopped having dental insurance. Then I went back a few months ago because I had a lot of pain. Not too expensive to fix, and the rest of my teeth were better than expected.

The bad part is that all my dental work from before has to be redone because it's wearing out (crowns, etc). But there's no hurry and he'll do a long-time bill thing so I can afford it.
 

cchen

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You're disgusting. You need to brush twice a day and get a checkup once every six months.
 

Nocturnal

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There are just some people, like myself, even though they don't go to see a dentist for a year or two everything checks out to be fine.
 

Quixfire

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Originally posted by: nebula
Originally posted by: Quixfire
I even went back and personal thanked the technician for a job well done. :)
Why, because she was cute?
No because she did a good job and was nice enough to explain what she was doing.

 

Baboy

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I just had 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled out; it is the worst thing I have even felt
 

amdskip

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I go like every 6 months for a cleaning. I hate going there and I always have a decent amount of build up but no caveties for the most part. I brush twice a day at least and my teeth are super small and my gums are always puffy so it sucks.
 

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