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It’s finally time

mikey boy

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Well everything went well it hurt a lot less this time until they pulled the last tooth which hurt they ended up pulling 5 of the 6 teeth as one of the wisdom teeth needs to be pulled by an oral surgeon and which really scares me but none the less on to recovery
 
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So I have a question about teeth sensitivity. How many of you experienced extreme sensitivity to cold and hot stuff after you had a deep cleaning?
 
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I have had this happen to me. I use my sensitivity toothpaste and made sure to mention it to my dentist. I have to congratulate you on all your hard work with your dental health, it’s quite inspiring!
 
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I have had this happen to me. I use my sensitivity toothpaste and made sure to mention it to my dentist. I have to congratulate you on all your hard work with your dental health, it’s quite inspiring!
Thank you i still have a long way to go but just taking it one step at a time
 
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Well today is the day wish me luck should be no big deal but as my nerves are at a all time high i just can’t settle down right now hopefully ill be able to soon before the appointment
 
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Best of luck @mikey boy :grouphug:. Hope it all goes really well and that you'll be super pleased with the outcome!
 
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So everything went really well the hygienist i got her name was Cindy and she was super nice and gentle and took her time with me explaining everything every step of the way and made sure to be thorough overall i am very happy.
 
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They look great - congratulations @mikey boy :thumbsup!:! You must be thrilled with the result.

Great to hear that everything went so well and that your hygienist is so nice!
 
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They look great - congratulations @mikey boy :thumbsup!:! You must be thrilled with the result.

Great to hear that everything went so well and that your hygienist is so nice!
Thanks it went so much better than I could have imagined
 
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So today i had the upper deep cleaning done and honestly it was not that bad at all the only part that hurt was when she was gauging the pockets below the gum which kinda hurt but she was very gentle with me today and took very good care of me so no worries there next will be the deep cleaning below the gum which i am very nervous about but haven’t scheduled for it yet because of money constraints
 
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So i must admit i have been slacking a little bit when it comes to my journey i haven’t been back to the dentist since July, because I’ve been trying to pay off some of the money I owe on my care credit account and I am a little bit worried because some tartar has started to build up again and it’s not a lot but we all know that a little tartar is too much so I’m going to try and make an appointment soon to get my deep cleaning finished because they still need to do below the gumline cleaning and then after that is done it will be time to move on to the next part, which I believe will be my root canals
 
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Hi @mikey boy, thanks for the update! All the best with making the appointment for the cleaning - hopefully, it won't break the bank! Hope you're keeping well otherwise :)
 
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Hi @mikey boy, thanks for the update! All the best with making the appointment for the cleaning - hopefully, it won't break the bank! Hope you're keeping well otherwise :)
Hi 👋🏻 good to hear from you again, yes I called this morning and scheduled my second half of my deep cleaning that I need to get done. The only thing that sucks about it is that they’re not until March so but yeah otherwise I’m doing really good. Hope you are doing well as well.
 
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Yes all good here, thank you :) . Great to hear that you managed to schedule your visit, that's a long waiting time though - they must be in demand!
 
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Yes all good here, thank you :) . Great to hear that you managed to schedule your visit, that's a long waiting time though - they must be in demand!
Yeah, when I called, she had said that spots filled up very fast so my hygienist was booking months out
 
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So I’m sitting outside in my backyard just thinking about some different things and I called the dentist the other day to set up the second half of my deep cleanings so that I can get that part finished and continue on with my journey and as I made those appointments, I recognized, how anxious and kind a terrified I was making the appointment now. I don’t know if any of you guys have ever fully gotten over your phobia or like aren’t scared of the dentist anymore at after you’ve gotten to where you want to be with your oral hygiene but I don’t know if I’ll ever not be afraid of going to the dentist like right now I just can’t see myself not being afraid of going because it’s like I always feel like it’s an instinct that I have and I’m sure a lot of you still have it as well but for me it feels like it’s always intense and the closer I get to the appointments next year the worse it will get I don’t know it’s just something that’s always been on my mind and I would be happy to hear your thoughts.
 
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