- Sep 25, 2019
I've just come across your dental journal and I can empathise completely with your feelings. I too have dental issues and have a very strict cleaning regime to keep periodontal disease from raging in my mouth. When it was first diagnosed 20 years ago I read everything in sight and couldn't see a good outcome.........fast forward 20 years and I've accepted that I'll have to live with this and it doesn't define who I am, my dental issues are stable. Yes it's unfair that others hardly ever clean their teeth to the extent i do and get away with it, but that's life!I’ve gotta be honest, I think some of my anxiety and tooth twinges come from obsessively reading about teeth lately. I never noticed my teeth in my mouth until the last couple months. Now I feel them all the time!
I was reading about brain cancer the other night and have had awful headaches since then. I think my body is very good at producing pain when my mind tells it something is wrong, if that makes sense lol.
So I guess I’m going to try to stop reading about teeth for a while. I have reached out to a few new dentists so I can try to find someone to stick with long term. I’ll be back once I have some new news I’m sure. For now I’m trying to put it out of my mind. I’m clenching a lot too due to stress which is making some of my teeth sore…which just spikes the anxiety.
So hopefully distraction will work for me. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas if you celebrate! And happy holidays to anyone who doesn’t ?
I wish you all the very best from the UK and I wish you a very merry Christmas too. Good luck and hope everything turns out good for you.