“Yikes!” “Cavitron, huh?” Those were the only words I could muster in between tears on Monday at my dentist appointment.
I haven’t been in about 3 years. It was the most painful dentist trip in my life. I have no cavities, actually, just a bad case of gingivitis.
The lady used the Cavitron to clean the tartar under my gums, yet my inflamed gums were so tender that it hurt really bad. At that angle, tears left the corner of my eye and went straight into my ear. At one point I was hallucinating from the pain that it was actually Juliet from Lost that was working on my teeth (the tech was tall and blond, but looked nothing like her) and that provided some comfort. The rest of the visit (not as painful) was complicated by all the mucus irritated by the tears.
I had to get some prescription mouth wash and must floss daily.
Gingivitis is related to heart disease a myriad of other health problems. I will have blood work done again soon to check on my cholesterol. Pray that I get to see my kids graduate from kindergarten.