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Tue, Mar. 25th, 2003, 01:47 pm
Yay for drills and pointy bits of metal

I spent an hour on the dentist's chair yesterday and man alive do I feel better for it. Basically I had a wisdom tooth that had been bad for years and only just decided to start annoying the nerves, causing me pain. Other than that, despite an 18 year gap between dentist visits, my teeth are in almost perfect order, far better than for someone of my age and considerably better than I have any right to given my diet and smoking.
Apparantly there was nothing I could have done to prevent the wisdom tooth from going bad, I do need to have it out (getting that done in a fortnight or so) and the bad tooth caused a tiny bit of decay on the tooth beside it, but that's it. He basically said (without kidding) that once I got this done, it would probably be another 15 years before I needed anything done, barring accident.

So they cleaned out the tooth, drilled it and put in some antiseptic and a temporary filling to tide me over until it comes out. They're a real professional bunch and I didn't feel a thing the whole time except the scraping and pressure (which freaked me out less than it should have). They're in fitzwilliam house on fiztwilliam st (under fitzwilliam hse dental surgery in the yellow pages) and I'd reccomend them to anyone (at least until the tooth is pulled and I cry for a week)
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Wed, Mar. 26th, 2003 01:22 am (UTC)

They were in the yellow pages as fitzwilliam house (hse) dental practice. 6 Fitzwilliam St lower, Dublin 2 (just opposite the ESB HQ). There are two dentists working there, I was seen by Ray McCarthy. The phone number is (01) 6614659

Tue, Mar. 25th, 2003 07:47 am (UTC)
wyvernfriend: Hate You!

I have almost solid metal from my canines back, I have to get some stuff attended to after the chemo, but I have to get teeth stuff done at least once a year. Dave is like you, he's had maybe three fillings in his life, I have some teeth so drilled that if they have to be done again it's root canal work (ICK!) What's worse I take care of my teeth and Dave rarely brushes his teeth!

Wed, Mar. 26th, 2003 01:27 am (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re: Hate You!

The odd bit is that my brother and sister have it quite bad in comparison. Evidently I got all the good enamel.

Now that said, I brush two or three times a day, use mouthwash most of the time and floss once in a while (though evidently I missed that patch causing trouble), I avoid 'sugary' things like real cola and jam ( I dunnow if diet drinks make a difference there but they seem to )

If it makes you feel any better, the same parents who gave me good teeth also gave me crappy joints.