Friday, 27 May 2011

Spat Out!

Back from the dentists. He was a very nice man. I have a temporary filling and have to be referred to the hospital as the wisdom tooth has to go. Apparently the wisdom tooth has been pushing through, but skin from the gum and cheek have been trying to grow over it; because this has been going on for ten years there is a considerable buildup of scar tissue. The dentist said that he'd never seen such an extensive buildup. I imagine he was marvelling at how well I'd coped with it, either that or he thought I was an idiot. He was also curious to know where the wisdom tooth on the other side of my mouth was. I don't know. Never had a sign of it. I think I might have noticed if it had been pulled out?  He couldn't get any x-rays as my mouth wouldn't open, but at the hospital they will take the x-rays from the side so I won't need to go through the palaver of having something stuffed in my mouth. I will have to wait to find out when all this happens. The good news is that this bit will be free on the NHS. Other than all the things I knew about, my teeth are in pretty good nick! But I will be taught how to floss.
One other thing worth mentioning is that he said that I was TOO YOUNG to have chronic jaw problems. Today I will glorify in the description of being TOO YOUNG. It will make up for last week, won't it Mr Beastie.... *mutter, mutter*

52 comments:

  1. Thank you, Mr Scurrilous. Just in the nick of time before Dave gets here.
    Sx

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  2. You have predicted my comment, so i shall say nothing.

    Oddly, when my dentist was examining my x-rays this week (I can open wide) he mentioned the wisdom tooth, which would need a serious op to remove, as it's so far under the others, or something (I didn't enquire too closely, partly as he had his hand in my moth, and partly because there's nothing wrong with the wisdon tooth).

    Of course you are too young.

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  3. My mouth, not my moth, obviously.

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  4. Aren't typos easy, Dave? I will admit now that I can't spell for toffee, and that I spend far too much time googling my spelling.
    Anyhow, I'd be careful with a suspected wisdom tooth otherwise you might end up like me, i.e. with your mouth clamped closed!
    If the wisdom tooth is on the bottom then it can be serious[so I've been told] - I'm grateful that mine is a top one.
    Sx

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  5. That was fast! See, even dentists can be nice.

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  6. He was a very nice dentist... but I still have all the treatment ahead of me. I shall re-title this blog: My Dental Journey.
    Sx

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  7. Good heavens, Miss Scarlet...how does he get off the ground?

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  8. I wondered why you weren't showing up any more. This is a very minimalist look, I like it.

    Ouch about your mouth problems though, X

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  9. Yay! It's letting me comment! Woo Hoo!

    And good to hear your mouth problems will soon be sorted. That does not sound like fun at all.

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  10. Thank you, Mr XL! I am and always will be.


    Eryl: I was feeling hemmed in on the old blog. I didn't feel it was the right place for a good whinge or moan... and I think I've reached the age now when having a good whinge or moan is absolutely vital!

    Sx

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  11. Roses: My dentist was an optimistic soul - obviously not one to frighten the horses! Unlike Dave's dentist, who used words such as 'serious' and 'root canal work'.
    *shudders*
    Sx

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  12. I love anything that includes a description of being TOO YOUNG. Even if it comes from a dentist.

    I've yet to have been successfully taught to floss, but I HAVE become a daily user of Listerine, something I recommend in the daily fight against gingivitis...

    God but I'm glamorous today.

    Pearl

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  13. I'm sure Dave would do a lot to hear you moan.

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  14. Pearl: Oh Pearl! I was given a stern warning this morning not to use anything but Corsodyl Daily...
    Hang on... gingivitis?!!!! Are you being cheeky???

    Mr Mags: I will create an MP3 and see if I can get him to come round to do some light dusting.

    Sx

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  15. Did someone mention gingervitis?

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  16. MJ, don't get Miss Scarlet crying again!

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  17. @XL: I thought you were taking some time off.

    I've pre-fluffed the pillows.

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  18. @MJ: That's this afternoon. I've got some new MM movies to watch!

    Thanks!

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  19. I'm watching movies this aft too, XL.

    Although I'm sure Miss Scarlet does not want us filling up her box with film commentary.

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  20. MJ: Hmmmm... I have revised my feelings about my subtle AUBURN highlights and will be writing a post about them in the near future.

    Mr XL: I am fine Mr XL, although a gentle plumping of my cushions might be in order.

    Sx

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  21. I watched Carry on Screaming last weekend. I'd forgotten what a bloody good film that was. But here's a question [and I did used to know the answer]: In how many Carry On films did Kenneth Williams use the phrase 'Frying tonight?'- and can you name them?

    Sx

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  22. Mr Mags - Marilyn Monroe = MM.
    Sx

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  23. ...Apparently Clara Bow was a proper little sauce pot... she was also A RED-HEAD. I have more research to do.
    Sx

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  24. I have been afraid to mention the Bow red hair thing...

    wv: flumst !!!

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  25. He's right, you're far too young to do blow jobs, sorry to have jaw problems. Now if you were in your twenties, I would understand....

    You're lucky not to have had any problems in 12 years. You must have very strong teeth plus the best brushing technique in Britain, plus an astonishingly healthy diet (okay, not the last one).

    I never had any wisdom teeth, lucky me. But I had six teeth extracted as a kid because my jaws were too small for the full Monty of teeth. Which means I have to take special care of what's left.

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  26. At the risk of sounding maternal, my dear, might one suggest that visiting the dentist once every 12 years is a little negligent? Do try and force yourself to go once a year in future. If you like I'll send McChe over to show you where the devil-may-care lifestyle can lead.

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  27. Just popped over to see how you had fared and saw I had missed a post. How? Is it because you changed your blog? How do I get you on my reader list. It's the same with Jimmy. I have to keep trailing all the way to Glasgow to see if he's written anything.

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  28. Wisdom & Scars ! I hope your teeth are behaving themselves a bit better this weekend.

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  29. Mr XL: I'm still not comfy with this here avatar, so I may update to full red-headed Clara Bow glory. But then again, I might not.

    MJ: Yes... perhaps something like that. AUBURN.

    Nick: Yes! This is also my problem - my mouth is too small. A tight fit. If you get my drift.
    My dentist did mention that I must have a very good brushing technique and actually, yes, because of my teeth, I do have a healthy diet.

    MJ: RED, RED, RED.

    Daphne: Welcome back!!! By crikey, I thought we'd lost you for good!! Home on Blogger where you belong.
    Bout the teeth: yeah, yeah, yeah...

    Pat: Do you have Google Reader? It's the easiest way to follow all blogs. I've given up on linking now, what I do is click 'follow' on the very top bar of the blog and then I can immediately see the blog I'm interested in on Google Reader. I think they also update on my blogger dashboard. The links thing just became a messy nightmare for me. It was like clapham junction and I messed up with having about three systems for reading blogs in place. Now I have one system and I feel much better for it!
    BUT if you want a link on your sidebar then copy and paste my new blog address http://scarlet-blue.blogspot.com/ into your links gadget.

    Tony: Thank you, I'm just relieved I've been to the dentist. I am not going to think about the actual operation!

    Sx

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  30. Hello Miss Scarlette !

    Nous avons trois idioms pour cela ; "j'ai la dent, j'ai les crocs ou j'ai la dalle !" La faim justifie les moyens !
    Vous allez chère Miss , mordre la vie à belles dents !!

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  31. Bloody hell! It's Crabtree!! Daphne and Crabtree!! I will have to start a new blog more often!!

    Crabbers said: We have three idioms for that, "I have the tooth, I have teeth or slab!" Hunger justifies the means!
    You'll Miss expensive, bite your teeth into life!

    Yes, the treatment will be costly but quite frankly it's worth it so that I can get my teeth into some meat.

    Oui, le traitement sera coûteux, mais franchement ça vaut le coup pour que je puisse obtenir mes dents dans la viande.

    Sxxx

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  32. Ha, found you!

    My dentist said I was "too young" not long ago, I nearly dropped my dentures on the floor in shock. My dentures I said.

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  33. Thanks - I've clicked the 'follow'.
    Did you try the milk shaky things?

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  34. I wanted to write something sympathetic today. But everything comes out smutty, so I shall keep my mouth shut.

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  35. Mr Joey: Are you trying to tell me that all dentists use the 'TOO YOUNG' thing to soothe their patients???
    But seriously, you are too young to have dentures - are you a sugar addict?

    Pat: I did something a little bit painful the other day. I wrenched my mouth open to eat a smoked salmon parcel - which hurt like hell but has loosened it up. It never does open properly, but it's a lot better now. Next time it happens, and there will be a next time, I will buy the shakes.

    Dave: I am feeling a lot better today. Got some of my bite back!

    Sx

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  36. I have some daily mouth exercise ideas you might like to try hen.

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  37. I am sugar addicted, but no I was kidding about the dentures. I do have some crowns and a bridge though. :D My mouth is blinged out too. D

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  38. Dear Miss Scarlet,
    All this dental discussion seems to have set my teeth aquiver. I too am having difficulty with an obstroperlous molar which has decided to decay and infect. A course of anti -biotics and an extraction should do the trick... oh and a couple of other fillings found on further fumbling about by the dentistry artiste.
    Trouble is I have to wait nearly a month for further treatment.
    Till then its bottoms up to wash down the painkillers....

    I wish you a prompt remedy and recovery from this toothsome affliction...

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  39. I remember rumours about a "Zahnfee", tooth fairy ...

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  40. Cheeky?! I don't think so. Maybe. It's hard to tell with the language differences...

    I spent quite a bit of time with the dentist last year. I believe he now has a new boat... At any rate, any time the dentist asks you if you want the work done in halves or in quarters, you're in for a ride.

    I chose halves, of course, and was punished accordingly.

    Pearl

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  41. Mr Jimmy: I'm sure you would become very frustrated with me!

    Mr Joey: I've done very well so far, considering what I put in my mouth.

    Princess: I am very lucky that I haven't got an infection and thankful that I don't have to take antibiotics, but I also have to wait for treatment. No hard things in my mouth for a while.

    Mr Mags: You have the tooth fairy too?! I was sorely disappointed when I found out the truth.

    Pearl: Apologies, you are far to much a generous spirit to be casting aspersions.
    Now that my jaw has loosened up, I am feeling very lucky that all I need is one tooth out and a filling! But obviously when the time comes I will be making a huge fuss about it.

    Sx

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  42. *too!

    I am having problems with 'to', 'too' and 'two' at the moment.
    Sx

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  43. Getting your four back teeth removed was once associated with old Hollywood actresses for acheiving high cheekbones getting rid of those can really change the shape of your face perhaps that's why the peggy man was searching for the other tooth to remove it so you don't look lopsided when you gums start to shrink.

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  44. Mitzi: I will need something done, otherwise I will take on the look of the lopsided Ann Robinson and start winking at everyone to disguise my condition.
    Sx

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