MegaZone (zonereyrie) wrote,

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PSA: See your dentist regularly

I last saw a dentist in mid-2001, while I still had dental coverage under COBRA. After Event Zero imploded, then HR Logic collapsed, and I had no COBRA coverage, I didn't go for my regular checkups since I was out of work and broke. Ok, so I started working last November and have dental coverage again - but the last thing on my mind when starting a new job was taking time off to go have a checkup, and then I forgot about it.

I have a toothache. It is mild, mainly the tooth is hypersensitive to temperature changes - like those caused by BREATHING if I don't keep my mouth closed. Even then it twinges. The fun part is this isn't a molar or somehting way in the back - it is the lower front, right incisor. Dead front of my mouth.

It started feeling weird last night. This morning I made an appointment with a new dentist in Worcester for next Friday (first opening), figuring it would be fine. But as the day wears on, I wonder if I'll make it a week. If it stays like it is, I should be ok, if it gets worse, I'll probably have to seek emergency treatment.

I haven't had a cavity in many, many years. I don't think I've ever had a toothache. It feels like it is on the inner edge where the two front incisors kind of touch - this is my karma for not flossing more. Even though I brush/wash regularly.


And it is hella busy at work, my personal email is getting WAY backed up. I whimper a little looking at the emails I really should reply too now.
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