I\’m telling you – I am getting to be a broken-down old hag of a woman, that needs an overhaul. From top to bottom. Monday I go into the podiatrist for a procedure on my 2 big toes (OUCH!) and then Wednesday, I go into the Dental College for my Periodontal deep cleaning. It will take them 2 separate days.
Lord willing, I should be done with all my \”repairs.\” so I can get on the road again.
Yesterday I went and was expecting the regular cleaning but I have low/moderate periodontal disease. I\’m losing bone that holds the tooth in the gum. Kinda upset me because my teeth are gorgeous. Some girls had beautiful hair, figures, etc. I had nice white, straight – teeth and no cavities. (Just goes to show, you can\’t tell a book by its cover) I do have a couple of crowns and they are the source of the problem. I got those done about 25 years ago and ever since I have had issues with my gums.
And another thing – they couldn\’t start on the cleaning because I had knee surgery and need a pre-med BEFORE the cleaning procedure. I had no idea that this would be an issue every time I have my teeth cleaned but it makes sense. My timing in all of this is off – I was prescribed through my podiatrist, an anti-biotic that I started taking today and will finish a day or two after Monday. I don\’t know if that would work or if I need another one. The whole thing gives me a headache.
The mix-up is, I called my surgeon\’s office and asked them for the pre-med for the cleaning. They said I need to get that from my dentist. Surgeons don\’t write scripts for dentistry. I told them this was at the college – I do not have a dentist yet. So I don\’t know…I may end up having to see a periodontist and pay outright for it all, but it has to be done.
I\’ve always had good teeth and dental health.
It\’s a good thing I\’m not a horse or they\’d probably shoot me.