We’re back! We actually got back on Monday, but I was wiped out. And then yesterday I went to the dentist and that ruined my day. So, today is the day I get to jump on here and tell you all the trip was a huge success. I stayed on budget and we had an amazing time. I wish I could share pictures but apparently the battery fell out of the charger in my old purse when I moved everything over and I didn’t notice. So I had to buy disposable cameras and we haven’t used them up yet to develop them. So weird having to wait to show you photos.
Yesterday was dentist day for me. You guys, I’m not scared of the dentist anymore, but I seriously dislike going. I mean seriously.
So here’s the verdict. My teeth are mostly in good condition. I have no cavities but my two upper wisdom teeth are going to have to come out. They are in awful condition and one is already protruding and it’s coming in backwards.
The real problem is my gums. My gums are a mess. When I was younger, a part of my lower gums got sliced by a hygienist by accident. And when I got braces, the lower gums got really irritated. And of course, neglect has led to major problems.
So we are doing a deep cleaning in four parts. Part one was yesterday. Part Two next Thursday and so on and so forth. After that, they’re doing another x-ray to make sure they’ve cleaned everything thoroughly.
After that, I’m being referred to a periodontist to do a skin graft from the roof of my mouth to my front gumline to save my teeth.
The deep cleanings suck. I’m still bleeding from yesterday’s cleaning. Apparently, that’s what they want though– to drain out the gums of all the CRAP. It’s so gross. Seriously. Gross. And then people wonder why I don’t like the dentist.
But, I did it and I’m going to go with it and do the rest of it. Maybe once I clean all this crap out of me I won’t get sick as often. And then going to the dentist won’t suck as bad.
So there you go. I went on a trip, stayed on budget, and went to the dentist. It’s like I don’t even know myself anymore!