TEETH in Postcards 4

  • Nov. 21, 2020, 6:31 p.m.
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Those are my teeth…before crowns or the many fillings to follow.

Despite my mother’s urging, once I got braces, I didn’t brush my teeth. By the time I got out of the army, I had a row of cavities across the top of each tooth. Vaguely Grand Canyonish. Only in the 1980’s did I find a dentist that was willing to deal with my alcoholic, addict teeth.

By the time I left this dentist who didn’t take my insurance, he was angry with me every time he saw me. “You need a cleaning, and you need an implant,” he told me. He was very right, but I had been in a nursing home for months.

The Doctor who did implants was in the new dental office yesterday. While G was getting half his teeth cleaned deep cleaned by digging and scraping and lazering, I was getting an implant. If I showed you the X-rays, you would be appalled as am I. That was the easiest extraction I have ever had tho. Out came the broken tooth. Amazing. I go back in a month for a Post Op checkup. By then I too will have half a mouth of teeth cleaned at a time, and should be ready to go.

Working Comic Con without a front tooth.

woman in the moon November 21, 2020

Your teeth were so pretty.

I have awful teeth - from the beginning. I think I've got something threatening right now.

aunty EM November 22, 2020

I had "perfect" teeth the first half of my life. Now, not so much, but they will last me if I remember to take care of them...

NorthernSeeker November 22, 2020

I'm glad the extraction was successful and straightforward.

gattaca November 22, 2020 (edited November 22, 2020)


I've got 9 crowns now! That's fine for a lifetime I think. My dental insurance provider hates me, I'm sure.
My wallet hates me more (50-50).
I have a fear of implants - I've heard some horror stories...

MageB gattaca ⋅ November 24, 2020

I'm just in the first stages of this and will let you know

Jinn November 22, 2020

I always dread the dentist :-(

Marg November 28, 2020

I don’t envy you that. I’m terrified of the dentist but have found a really good one who I trust completely. It’s like finding gold :)

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