Well, my new dentist arrived two days ago, an hour earlier than expected along with his receptionist/dental assistant in tow. First impressions are, I think he’s better than my last one who was fairly abrupt, thought nothing of speaking his mind and was quite rough during treatment. Although this one had a habit of his eyes roaming around my bedroom taking everything in, maybe he was looking for my secret chocolate stash? lol It was a bit embarrassing seeing as being chronically ill, cleaning and tidying is a massive thing for me and my room was in a bit of a tip.
Anyway, he seems to know his stuff. He said the only reason he agreed to take the rest of my teeth out when needed is purely because I have EDS and how easily they come out. He confirmed the EDS is what has caused me to lose them. He had a quick look at what is left and said he thinks they’ll hold on for a while longer yet. He immediately spotted the problem I had been having with a swollen gum and sore tooth for the past few months. It was actually my dentures needing to be adjusted which he did on the spot and has completely fixed the problem! He also complimented them saying whoever made them had done a good job as they look so natural.
It was a huge relief overall.
Why oh why in this day and age when there are so many people like me and older who still have some or all of their own teeth and can’t get out due to severe chronic illness that there aren’t actual mobile vans with proper dentistry equipment in them so people can actually get their teeth filled?! (not that would help mine because of the EDS) Unless you’re lucky and find one who will come pull them out at home, they usually only come out to do full dentures. This really needs to change and FAST.
Apart from that, I have submitted my course assignment and awaiting it to be marked. I’ve started on my next module which is a straightforward, short one and will start on my next assignment in the next couple of days ready to be submitted once I’ve got the results of my last one back. I am steaming ahead with this course! I already have the next one in my sights lol
Oh, before I forget, my Dr rang out of the blue this week, trying again to get me off my metoclompramide tablet because of its serious long-term risks (hello, I’ve been on it for 15yrs!) this drug is for my gastroparesis. He tried switching me to erythromycin instead some months back but I’m not keen. Any antibiotics make me feel incredibly nauseous with upset stomachs, he said it would pass after 3-4wks but hello, I suffer badly everyday why would I want to inflict more suffering to myself even if it’s for a month til my body gets used to it?! Besides, I’ve read the body gets used to it and it doesn’t work so well so I persuaded him to give me domperidone instead. Fingers crossed it works just as well as metoclompramide.
Now time to go and do 5-10mins of my weekly Pilates. This day is turning into a good one, productively speaking!