Monday, September 27, 2010

Thankfully, not like pulling teeth

Fascinating dental update: I had a checkup and cleaning this afternoon. Apparently I've gotten somewhat better at keeping my teeth clean, since the hygienist said they look good. There wasn't all that much pain while she was scraping around with that metal hook thing. A little on a couple of the lower teeth. She gave me a tube of Sensodyne Pronamel for it, which sounds like an aerospace firm.

Also we're talking about getting a removeable denture plate. I have had a couple of fallen soldiers, so it seems right to put up a memorial for them. I wonder if you can still use denture plates to scare kids.


susan said...

Are they talking about partials with perhaps an implant or two? Not a lot of fun but workable.

Poor you :-(

Ben said...

Could possibly get an implant or two later. Right now it's just about keeping the remaining teeth where they are. Whatever, it's got to be better than the last extraction I had. It was in Johnston, I was late because I didn't know the area very well, and the doctor was a little moody. We're not exactly talking about the "Is it safe?" scene from Marathon Man, but he let me know he was displeased.

So yeah, this can only be better than that.