Dental Cleaning Turns Into 2 Hour Appointment

I went for a quick dental cleaning today, but it turned into a 2 hour appointment. I ended up needing an old filling replaced. I could feel it as soon as the dentist touched it. It felt like is was cracking and that’s what it was. With openings like that, I run the chance of more decay, so I decided to get it taken care of while I was there.

I was told the actual work would only take 10 minutes. The preparation took a lot longer though. And the taste! It was as if I had everything from nail polish remover to spoiled milk in my mouth. I didn’t feel anything thanks to the shot but as it wore off it hurt. As a matter of fact my mouth is still sore.

When it comes to taking care of my teeth, since I have Sjogren’s Syndrome, which causes dry mouth, I’m extra careful. I’ll be back for a cleaning in three months. I hope that’s all I’ll need.

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Comments

  1. You’re lucky they were able to take care of it all in one day. My dentist usually drags things out (more co-pays, I think! – or not, but they’re busy, so unless there’s a cancellation, fillings and other work won’t happen on the same day as a cleaning). I’d rather get it all over with at once, myself!

  2. I’m glad I did all of my major dental work a few summers ago. I had put it off and put it off, the had the work done and lost my job. lol Just under the wire, I say! My problem is a grind my teeth and have broken 4 in the process [2 were wisdom teeth]. Not fun.

  3. My dentist office would have sent me home and made me schedule another appointment. I hate that! I had a cavity (first one in about 20 years) and had to make another appointment to come in and get it taken care of – very annoying.

  4. I get to go early in the New Year! I go every 90days too stay on top of things. I don’t have any cavities, but was supposed to have a tooth pulled about a year ago. With some antibiotic injections, they are now saying, I may never have to have the tooth pulled! YEAH!!

  5. My sister-in-law also has Sjogren’s and I know she has to be very careful with her dental care too. Hope this comment finds you feeling better!

  6. Holly, I was shocked the dentist could fit me in. I’m glad to have it done and over with now though. I’d probably put it off if I would have waited. I’m good at doing that.

  7. I didn’t know that grinding your teeth could do that much damage Anne. I hope that you have it under control now.

  8. When we are not happy with the treatment they have provided us with we have full right to protest against it and get it treated properly through them itself.

  9. That is very helpful. It provided me some ideas and I’ll be writing them on my blog eventually. I’m bookmarking your site and I’ll be back. Thank you again!