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The Journey Starts Tomorrow

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cassimoghan

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Update: I went to my 3rd deep cleaning today. I was very anxious again and I had built up lots of worries about extensive treatment and so on. So today, I decided to ask about the plan and exactly what was involved and how much more she thinks I need. Great news. She's not so worried about my gums and says the molars which have minor bone loss are quite stable and wont need looking at or anything doing for probably 5 years or more!

I asked her all about the bridge and when that would happen and she said that's up to me. So she explained what would happen and it all seems very doable and if not the nicest thing to have to do, it's not horrendous. I think I'm going to do it next month. And get my smile back.

The cleaning was relatively easy today. A few twinges but nothing much. My teeth look and feel 10 times better. I left with a smile.

I am now looking forward to having nice teeth in the front again. And to be able to smile without embarrassment. I've got very into mouth hygiene and cleaning with interdental brushes (now that I can without all the calculus!!!)

So, I might be a whole new person by the spring :cool:

Next appointment, Friday next week. I have a long weekend now so I'm going to chill and look after myself. Thank you for all your kind messages.
 
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krlovesherkids777

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:cheer2: :perfect: :welldone: Great news.. I love you are really gaining some positive momentum and trust .. It seems even years later we may have anxiety on some levels but the intensity , and duration of it may go down after some trust is built and good experiences had :).. glad to hear this!
 
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cassimoghan

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Fourth session of deep cleaning today. I am an average amount of anxious which is brilliant, given that 3 weeks ago I hadn't been able to go for 20 years!! I'll be through with this procedure in a couple of weeks and then onto the bridge. I want to get that done as soon as possible and then be able to give myself a rest from these weekly visits for a while. I am looking forward to rewarding myself with something nice.
 
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cassimoghan

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So I had my first ever extraction yesterday. A talked me through the whole thing and reassured me every step of the way. She told me what to expect and that the noises and pressure were all completely normal. She numbed me up very well. One of the injections (that she warned might have a bit of pain) was the worse one so far but nothing terrible and over in seconds.

The extraction was over before I could believe it! Feeling pain in the evening and through the night but I just took a painkiller. A LOT better today about 15 hours later. I'm worrying like mad about dry socket but I will be back again on Tuesday for a filling so she will tell me then.

So treatment so far (that 3 weeks ago I cannot IMAGINE having gone through)

1: Check up and sent for panoramic xray
2: 1st session deep cleaning (upper back right)
3: 2nd session deep cleaning (upper back left)
4: 3rd session deep cleaning (upper 6 centre)
5: 4th session deep cleaning (bottom 6 centre)
6: 1 Extraction (far back left)

Still to come:

7: 5th session deep cleaning (bottom back right) and 1 filling replacing cracked one.
8: Final deep cleaning session (bottom back right)

9: Preparation for and fitting temporary bridge
10: Fitting permanent bridge

There may be a few checks during bridge process and then I will be going for normal cleanings every 2/3 months for a while. But that's it.

I'm over half way though and yesterday, the lovely dental assistant said I was a hero!
Although going to the dentist will never be a joy, I can honestly say that I feel ok about going.
Thank you as always for all your kind words and support!
 
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