My Lovely Trip To the Dentist

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vestabula
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   Posted 12/5/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Went to the dentist, had some x-rays and asked him to look at a hole I had chewed in my cheek from severe TMJ and Bruxism.  He tried to look at it from across the room...I told him he couldn't see it from there and to get closer because I thought it might be infected.  He excused himself, then returned dressed in what I can only describe as a bee keeper suit.  I am very, very insulted...tee hee.  I think I let out a yelp when I saw him!
 
Oh my...I'm in the fog so I will have forgotten about this come dinner time.
 
donna

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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
You germy little thing...you!  devil
 
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Ginny
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   Posted 12/5/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Donna!  LOL, a bee-keeper suit?!  That IS insulting!  All he needed was a standard mask that they wear anyway!!  Good grief.  Sorry to laugh, but you are really funny!  What's going to happen to the hole in your cheek?
 
Hope the fog lifts,
 
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   Posted 12/5/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
well, at first i read that as "beeT keeper suit" and thought..what the heck? lol my fog is pretty bad today, too.

so what, if anything, was he able to do about the hole? and..ouch! that must be painful! :(

~danielle

vestabula
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   Posted 12/5/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey kids...I have a mouth guard a 'TMJ specialist' made for me last year to the tune of $850.  I am supposed to sleep with this thing so I don't bite my mouth or clench my teeth.  I cannot sleep with the stupid contraption...as you know, with Fibro sleep is a luxury and the guard makes me gag, and hurts the roof of my mouth. (after several fittings and alterations) Anyway, his suggestions was that I wear it in the daytime, which is when I catch myself chewing my cheek on occasion.  Yeah...like I'm going to entertain the Queen of England wearing that mouthpiece.  She visits every Tuesday to enjoy my world renown cooking creations....NOT...LOL!

Other than that, that's all he could suggest.

donna

 


Sherrine
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   Posted 12/5/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Try rum!  LOL  smilewinkgrin
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 12/5/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
How much of it do I have to drink, Sherrine!  Would two or three liters do it??  There would be no cheek biting after that!

Sherrine
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   Posted 12/5/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Just swish some around in your mouth and then spit it out after about a half a minute or so.  It will numb the area.  Do this a couple times a day,  It should start feeling a little better.  It really does heal up sores in the mouth.  I would get sore along the sides of my tongue from Crohn's and this would clear them up in a couple of days.  The alcohol kills the bacteria and it heals.
 
You could also try stuffing a sock in  your mouth.  That might even work better!  devil
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 12/5/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I am getting a mouth guard from the dentist in February. I just completed a whole lot of dental work and I am not going to ruin it. I myself I would not allow myself to grind my teeth down anymore.

A beekeeper's suit? Rofl

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   Posted 12/6/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like a pretty paranoid dentist to me! WTH???
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vestabula
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   Posted 12/6/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   

I had a root canal done last year and the endodontist wore something similar...a lab coat, gloves up to his elbows, somekind of eye protection that looked like scuba gear and a mask over his mouth.  That's what this guy looked like.  I know they have to be careful about diseases transmitted by blood...I worked for a dentist some time ago, back before hepititis and HIV were concerns.  So it's just pre-cautionary...I shouldn't be offended!

donna

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