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18 March 2014 @ 01:32 am

It was dentist day. For five years since my last appointment, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Still deserves A Kiwi Face though.

Mostly because I apparently have a very small mouth and that doesn't work very well when getting X-rays of teeth. My mouth has never been so unpleasantly full. Evil devices.

Appointment included a cleaning. I wasn't expecting that since the website mentioned first meetings are just for check-ups and all. It was a pleasant surprise.

Have to get my wisdom teeth out; I've known that since I was 17 but was busy getting my hip replaced instead. Dentist isn't pushing for extraction of my Big Cavity molar, but instead some pretty big fix-'er-up measures. Right now I'm down for an appointment on April 8th but I put myself down for the 'call in case of cancellations' list.

Came home to play Dungeons & Dragons. Turned into a dragon, used my breath to turn four Storm Giants into stone--pretty frakkin' awesome.

Knackered now. Been too long since I've been around these parts. Night!

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
CaroRulescarorules on March 18th, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
5 years without an appointment, woah, I got twice a year, I'm that intense :P I actually hate dentist but figured going regularly usually help avoid big ass problems.
Kiwi Crocus: TWW || Constance || Night-time trouble.cranky__crocus on March 18th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it wasn't a choice to go five years. I went the last time I was able to with my parents' dental insurance but after that I didn't have dental. I called in recently to ask about it and learned that I with my "you're broke" state insurance I now get a first appointment, two cleanings, wisdom tooth extraction, and whatever fillings/extractions I need. So I'm going to fix up this mouth of mine! Before the 5-year gap I always went twice a year as well.

And yes, as someone who now has a big ass problem, I would say it's wisest to go regularly!
CaroRulescarorules on March 18th, 2014 03:51 pm (UTC)
I totally understand, I don't have dental insurance myself so it can get pricy!

I hope you can get it fixed without too much pain!
lash_laruelash_larue on March 18th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Glad it's covered. If they can save the tooth, great. Especially if it's covered.

Why in the world do they call them "wisdom teeth"? It's not like you have to pass a test to get them. Damn things cause more trouble than anything else. Likely a leftover from when human's teeth rotted out more quickly. Kind of a poor imitation of a shark.

therealsnapetherealsnape on March 18th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
Likely a leftover from when human's teeth rotted out more quickly. Yes, actually. My dentist explained to me, when they had to be taken out, that since we actually don't need them anymore, more and more people are born without them.

It's a disappearing thing, evolution-wise. We're just the last of the dinosaurs.

Kiwi Crocus: HP || Rolanda.cranky__crocus on March 26th, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
I used to pray I was one of the lucky ones born without them.

I wasn't.

Alas. Guess I'm a dinosaur.

If only they would hurry up in turning vestigial!
Kiwi Crocus: TV || Xena || Face.cranky__crocus on March 26th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
It's covered. Thank you, state insurance, for as many fillings as I need.

Damn things definitely cause more trouble than they're worth. Soon they'll be vestigial parts of the human anatomy, I hope.

We used to have longer jaws; they didn't cause so much trouble then.
lash_laruelash_larue on March 18th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
Did the labret come out for the dentist, or am I just not seeing it?

Kiwi Crocus: Seasonal || My cuddle weather cup.cranky__crocus on March 26th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: Oh...
Nope, the labret is still with me! I love that thing. It just gets hidden when I arrange my lips like that. (:
therealsnapetherealsnape on March 18th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
Poor you! I wish you strength with those dental things. But at least you have the insurance.
Kiwi Crocus: Seasonal || Snowing Hogwarts.cranky__crocus on March 26th, 2014 01:43 am (UTC)
Thank you. Blergh on it all--so many appointments! Thank goodness for having the insurance, though, yes indeed. Going to try my darndest to never go 5 years again.