My new dentist

Last week was busy, busy, busy! On Monday, I finally saw a dentist after two years. I know - bad me. Not to say all my excuses but basically my last dental visit went horrible. It left me in pain for two years but I didn't want to try a new dentist because I didn't want to be more damaged.

Basically I couldn't really chew on the right side of my mouth because the gum was being crushed every time I bit down. The bad dentist claimed I had a cavity(I now doubt I did) and claimed she gave me a root canal. My friend recommended a dentist to me, and I was able to get in a week later.

I could tell the new dentist was reluctant. I have cerebral palsy and it makes me move especially when I try not to. I explained the pain, and he hung with me trying to figure it out. I used all my strength to stay still during the x rays. My attendant even sat on my legs. He did different tests and finally figured it out. The other dentist gave me a bad filling causing gum irritation. He couldn't believe I dealt with it for two years.

He was cautious to do the filling but when he heard I taught myself to text, he said if I could do that, we could do it. He talked to me like a coach to an athlete and slowly but surely he did it. He also decided to do my cleaning and no cavities. He said that there wasn't a root canal on that other tooth either.

Now I can eat meat again and am happy.

Laura was with us. I let her bring the iPad and she played kindergarten math the whole time. She was also my cheerleader.

The dental assistant was nice but obviously had no clue that people with disabilities do more than watch tv. She asked me, "Was it hard with her having that?" I honestly didn't know she meant CP. I thought she meant the iPad. But it dawned on me and I educated her on the joys of CP in 2012.

Comments

  1. Wow, you brought Laura to cheer for you? That is just so sweet! And what’s even better is that you can now eat meat and whatever you want to eat. It's great that you are able to find time after a two-year absence on the dental chair. :)

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  3. A two-year absence from the dental chair isn't bad at all, as long as you're taking good care of your oral health. How are your teeth and meat-eating? I bet you love the new dishes you can eat now! That’s the great thing about having a healthy set of teeth: you can practically munch on anything. I hope you're doing well, Jessica! :)

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  4. I’m glad that you were able to find a dental professional that you can be comfortable with. I believe that everyone should find themselves a qualified dentist to solve their dental issues. Aside from stellar skills, the dentist should understand your predicament and explain every procedure as thorough as possible.

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