It has been days that I have this tingling sensation in my teeth and gums everytime that I will drink cold water. Perhaps it is because, It has also been days that I had been guiltily eating lots of chocolates (“pasalubong” of my dear hubby).
Yesterday was unbearable so I have to rush to the dentist. I just have my regular teeth cleaning and at the same time have my dental fillings procedure. After the procedure I feel perfectly A-OK. But of course I’ve got a little scolding from my dentist . He previously told me before (ok that was months and months ago) that my gums is not healthy due to gingivitis (gum recession) although they are not inflamed or infected it should be given outmost attention. But of course bad me, I did not comeback to the dentist nor did I continue the special toothpaste and mouthwash that he prescribed to me.
I asked the doctor on some of the possible causes of gum recession – age, vigorous brushing and flossing of teeth, inherent thin gums, use of hard toothbrush bristles, grinding / clenching of teeth. Well, well, well from among the mentioned causes of gum recession, I am guilty of them all hehehehe. It is indeed uncomfortable when you have a bad toothache, you cannot eat, stomach’s hurting as well as bad / swell headache, so this time I decided to be the ever diligent patient this time – I will strictly follow my dentist’s receding gums treatment prescription.
I have dental fear when I was growing up, this prevents me from regularly visiting the dentist to seek proper preventive care. I must admit that I would just visit my dentist for 2 reasons: I have to have my oral propylaxis in time for our company’s annual medical exam and when I am in pain. But I guess it is not yet too late to be a friend with Dr. Dentist and rekindle old ties. Anyway this is for my own sake, likewise I should also be a good role model for my kids too.
How about you are you comfy visiting your dentist or you also have dental fear to overcome just like me?
“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.”