Friday, October 30, 2009

someone went to the dentist

and had to have six cavities drilled and filled.

I wonder why? Do we believe in causality? Would you say I am being karmically punished for some kind of errant behavior? Because I can't imagine what I might have done to deserve this!

Semi-related. Today is free cupcake day at Kyotofu.

24 comments:

Julianne Douglas said...

I'm off to the dentist now myself. Worst feeling in the world, waiting for the x-rays to find out if there are cavities.

Much sympathy from someone who totally understands. It's not karma--just genes. :)

Kristi said...

As a glass half-full person, I'd like to point out that at least it wasn't a root canal - although with those they tend to give better drugs. :)

Sarah Laurenson said...

Ow!

Reminds me of the two years my dentist decided I needed all of my childhood fillings replaced.

That's a lot of numb drooling.

Laurel said...

Is it some sort of sick joke that this is just before Halloween?

Ello said...

Pshaw! That's nothing. Remember my ongoing root canal horror of last year? Need I remind you of this horrifying post?
http://elloecho.blogspot.com/2008/10/devil-dentist-part-2.html

Ulysses said...

The real question, of course, is not what you did, but whether it was worth it.

Hope so.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Mmmm....cupcakes!

angelle said...

dude you are a much better person than i am. i didn't tell anyone except you, our friend ms km and my friend judy about the free cupcakes. i wanted it to myself!

i had 8 cavities when i went to the dentist this summer. EIGHT! and i dont have dental coverage!

JES said...

Would you say I am being karmically punished for some kind of errant behavior?

No. I'd say you're being karmically rewarded for going NOW rather than waiting another couple of years. (Moonrodents can be so unattractive when they've lost their teeth.)

Rebecca Knight said...

Ohhhhhh :(. And it's almost Halloween. Here's hoping you feel better soon and can be munching on frozen Snickers by tomorrow!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I missed going to the dentist for 4 years in my twenties and when I finally did decide to "adult" up, I had 11 cavities. 11!

take that.

Penelope Wright said...

I had 2 cavities filled on Wednesday. If they don't offer you a bite block, ask for one!!

I'm taking my babysitter to the dentist next week. She's almost 19 years old and has NEVER been. She's excited, she's always wanted to go. I fear for her. Her teeth look OK, but you never know what's really going on in there until you get an X-Ray.....

Whirlochre said...

Yipes.

Paul Greci said...

I went yesterday and cringed when I was told I had one cavity.
Ouch!

Jill Myles said...

I have you all beat - 10 cavities filled last month, and a crown.

I WIN.

(except it sucked really bad)

Sensodyne toothpaste helps a lot because my teeth are STILL super sensitive. I weep. They didn't hurt BEFORE they got drilled, but now they bug me all the time.

L. W. said...

The bright side is your teeth are now filled, sealed and primed for candy corns. I hope.

Anna Claire said...

Ergggghh. I've never had a cavity (I have oddly good teeth - probably makes up for my crap crap eyesight) but I'm SCARED TO DEATH every time I go that they're going to find a cavity. I hate that stupid electric rubber toothbrush - I can't imagine how awful an actual drill is. Makes me cringe just thinking about it. Ew ew ew.

Ash. Elizabeth said...

yikes! i feel your pain. the other day i had to have all FOUR wisdom teeth pulled (hence funny chipmunk picture on blog) and i'm still in pain. the kind that makes it hard to swallow and eat and god i miss food that isn't squishy.

Miriam S.Forster said...

At this point, I'd go less with the karma idea, and more in the direction of "shit happens".

I hope you're feeling okay!

Susan McBride said...

Yeow! I hope you're doing okay, Moonie. I think I'd rather go to the gynecologist than the dentist (although I have a very nice dentist). Like JES said, better to fix now than lose teeth later. This means something really good is due you soon, I'm sure. :-)

WendyCinNYC said...

Do you drink a lot of bottled water?

When I lived in L.A., I had the most disgusting tap water ever to spew forth from pipes. Seriously, it was thick. Like spit. So, I ended up drinking tons of bottled water. Before too long I had to visit the dentist for tooth pain. No flouride = many, many cavities.

jjdebenedictis said...

Six cavities?

I'll bet your lips are so numb and slack they're getting in the way when you type.

I wish you speedy drool-curtailment.

writtenwyrdd said...

Drinking soda is probably the biggest culprit for dental woes. Even if you brush your teeth after every sip, you still are swishing acid across your teeth with every sip, which erodes your enamel.

I was told years ago that I was losing gum mass so I'd best floss or else plan for dentures. You bet I'm flossing and brushing regularly now!

Jeff said...

Actually its sugar that causes the cavities, not the acid in the soda.

Every time you have sugar your teeth are under attack from the acid that the bacteria produces as it consumes the sugar. This attack continues for something like thirty minutes, but in that time you can eat as much sugar as you want as the bacteria can only consume so much. Your teeth are replenished by the saliva in your mouth so these acid attacks are usually held under control.

What causes massive cavities is sipping or eating candy/soda/juice/and other high sugar foods through out the day. You want to eat lots of sugar? Do it all at once, and DO NOT SIP SODA. Diet soda and other diet things are okay to sip as they do not contain sugar. It is ONLY SUGAR that causes cavities.

Also, while toothpaste can make teeth stronger, brushing won't stop cavities, as the bacteria is always there, if you sip sugary drinks. If you eat a ton of sugar the benefits of the toothpaste go away, even if you brush right after. The damage is already done.

Just a bit of info from someone that has had some fillings in his time. :D