Monday, October 19, 2009

Dental Visit......

Let me start off by saying that I had to retype ALL of this entry because I accidently hit the backspace button and it web back a web page instead of a letter and I lost it ALL!! So I am typing this in Word and copy and pasting it over to the web window.. silly computers.

So I have been having a little problem with my back two upper chompers on my right side.  I keep getting food stuck there, and when I floss, I keep slicing the floss, so I decided it was time to head to the dentist and get it checked out, and honestly I hadnt been to the dentist since I moved to the area, so I had to find a new one, so after looking online and such, I decided Shelby Family Dental Care looked like my best option in the Sidney area.

And let me first start by saying that I take EXCELLENT care of my teeth.  I brush at least twice a day and I floss more than the average American.  I mean, seriously, how often does the average American floss?  Only when they accidentally have it fall out of the medicine cabinet and they feel guilty for not flossing, so they do it that once instance, ending up being about once every 6 months.  But anyways, back to the dental visit.

So I hurried up getting ready in the morning, taking Buckeye outside and such, and got to the dental office right on time.  I filled out all the necessary paperwork for the first time patients.  And then they called me back into the room from the 21st century.  Now the last time I went to the dentist, to be honest, was when I was at Ohio State, and I figured they had all the top of the line equipment, etc, but not even close.  So back in Sidney, I sit in the chair, and had to make sure I watched my head walking into the room because of the TV that was mounted from the ceiling in the middle of the room.  It turns out I got 18 x-rays, and it was all digital.  So as soon the x-rays are taken, they are digitally displayed on the monitor, no more developing and all the unnecessary waiting around.

So anyways, Dr. Patel came in and examined my teeth and confirmed I had a cavity in the one tooth I was wondering about, and let me explain this pesky tooth.  When I was in high school my mother had a friend going to University of Cincinnati and in order to graduate from dental school, she had to put sealants on I think 5 peoples teeth.  Since I had 3 other brothers, my mother volunteered us to get all our teeth sealed. Well a few years later when I was at Ohio State, they said that one of my seals had broke free and a cavity was starting to form underneath of the seal.  So they had to break the seal free and put in a white filling SOOOO now, that white filling has now broken free and the old cavity is back at work.  The dang tooth just wants a cavity, and is determined to borrow its way to pain.

So I went through the rest of the cleaning and such, and had a pleasant time, but I have to go back in Wednesday to get rip out the old filling and a new one to replace it.  Most people will be hesitant about it, but I have no problem going to the dentist.  The only thing I am terrified of is needles.  I DO NOT LIKE needles at all!!  I don't know what I would do if I was diagnosed with diabetes.  I work out and exercise to ensure I don't have to mess with needles.  Having that said, I know I will probably have to encounter a needle or two on Wednesday to get the whole tooth ordeal to be finished. (sigh..)

Have a good one!!  67 days left!!

Andrew Buck Michael

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