24 April, 2007

Updates and checkups

I've updated my links a little - added a few that I've been meaning to add. I really need to go through them and delete some that seemed to have stopped blogging, I guess.

On a side note, I haven't added a couple of private blogs I read, since I wasn't sure if they wanted to stay private. If you link to me and you're not in my first list, let me know and I'll correct this. If you'd like to be added to my links, comment and I'll check out your blog! I'm always on the lookout for new reads :)

As for the checkups - well I went to the dentist, for the first time in seven years, yesterday. It wasn't too bad actually, since I didn't have much more than an examination, two x-rays and a cleaning. I do have to go back in a few weeks to get some stuff done. Apparently, I may brush my teeth a little too vigorously and I have a couple of teeth that are getting a bit worn. The dentist is going to do a little bit of a 'fill-in' to protect them. They won't even need to be numbed for that apparently. The other side will though. I have a tooth with an old filling that has a bit of a 'shadow', so he's going to redo. All in all, I'm a bit surprised. I don't really have great teeth so I was sure I'd need more work.

Like most people, I dislike getting dental work done. I remember having that gas stuff as a kid and didn't mind that so much. It was such a nice feeling - the floating up near the ceiling sensation. I have no idea if dentists even still offer that, I'm afraid to ask since I'm afraid I'd sound like a druggie. Even the cleaning had me wringing my hands a bit though. I don't know if it's the feeling of the tools or their sounds or that spit sucker thing, that freaks me out. I can tell you now, the thought of a needle in my mouth definitely freaks me. Kinda strange when I've given myself insulin shots in my stomach (insulin dependent gestational diabetes) and had some in my neck (cortisone? shots to minimise a scar from a car accident when I was a kid). So what is it about the mouth that makes it worse?

Perhaps it's the feeling of having somebody's fingers in my mouth? I know I felt twitchy, after the cleaning, when the dentist was flossing my teeth.

8 comments:

Oh great One said...

I'm not a fan of the dentist either. A few years back I started going regularly I was trying to set a good example for my daughter. After our move and insurance issues I got out of whack. I've got my daughter an appt. If I like the dentist I'll set one up for myself. The scraping sound is the worst!

The Phosgene Kid said...

I don't trust 'em. I had a dentist when I was a kid and I had cavities every time I saw him - I switched dentists and all of a sudden no more cavities. I think he was just drilling for dollars...

monicker said...

I don't much mind the sounds, but rather the fact that someone is literally an inch and a half away from my face and I don't want them there. The entire time I find myself suppressing the urge to back away grimacing.

My float said...

Yes, don't like the dentist either. I can't stand having people so close to my face!

We have the same brushing technique apparently - my teeth are doing the same thing!

My float said...

PS. Go the drugs. It's the only time you'll be allowed to legally drift away!!

nikki said...

The dentist scares the crap out of me. I have no idea how I can convince my two year old it's a fun place to go when I really want to curl up fetal style in the corner and suck my thumb. Yeah, I'm brave like that.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

caramaena said...

oh great one - it's funny, but in a way I'm also checking out this dentist to see if he'll be ok to take Chickie to.

phos - funny that...

monicker and my float - I must admit I was kind of pushing my head back into the chair. The drugs might help me suppress that urge too.

nikki - We have taken Chickie to this guy once before but he was a lot younger and pretty much refused to co-operate. I really need to get him into a good routine of checks etc and I'm of the school of thought that it's better to lead by example (eep). Thanks for the visit back!

Stomper Girl said...

Way to go for an excellent dental visit.

No dentist has EVER offered me that happy gas stuff.

I think I've been gipped.