I have a dentist appointment today at 3:00pm. It’s my first dentist appointment in over 2 years.
My disability provides for 1 dental appointment/year but last year I didn’t want to go because of Covid. I know they disinfect the equipment but the thought of having all their instruments in my mouth when the virus was peaking worried me too much so I cancelled my appointment last year.
I’ve been vaxxed so I’m not as concerned anymore. I just hope my teeth are still in good condition after not being to the dentist in such a long time. I brush my teeth every day and I’m not having any problems with my teeth that I am aware of, but they’ll probably be picking at my teeth for an extra long time due to plaque/tartar buildup.
I hate the waterpik that they use as my teeth and gums are really sensitive. If you have sensitive gums/teeth you can ask them to lower the pressure on electric scaler or just ask them to hand scale. That’s what I do but yeah having someone poking around in your mouth for like an hour is annoying.
Hope your dentist visit goes good. This year I had to have a lot of dental work done (oral surgery for wisdom teeth and removal of some bad teeth) I don’t want to go again for a long time! But I will go for Cleanings now when they say I should. My dentist is really nice
Yeah, that is what my appointment is for, a cleaning. They’ll probably take x-rays and give me a fluoride treatment too. After 2 years I hope they don’t find any problems. My disability only covers 1 appointment a year so if I have to come back for more work I have to pay for it myself.
So I just got back from the dentist. After 43 years I have my first cavity and my teeth are a little stained from all the tea I drink. This sucks, I always had good teeth. No braces, my wisdom teeth are fine, never had a problem before. Oh well, something bad was bound to happen eventually, getting older sucks.
I have another appointment on Monday to fix the cavity. My disability only covers 1 dentist visit per year so does anyone know how much it costs in Ontario, Canada to fix a cavity. The dentist said I don’t need anything frozen?
Just got back. Went well. They didn’t have to freeze anything, they just did whatever they do with cavities. There was a touch of sensitivity at one point but nothing intense, and no pain.
Bonus! Didn’t cost a thing, it was covered by disability.
The dentist is the same location I’ve gone to for years, but it’s an all new staff since I last went 2 years ago. New dentist, new hygienist, new secretary, but they were all very nice. I guess my old dentist sold her practice and moved on.