I regret not taking care of my teeth when I was young:
I wish sometimes, we could turn back the time especially, when I look at my dentures sitting on my dressing table. I wish I had been more careful about my oral health; that I had been more prudent in brushing and flossing my mouth regularly. Well, now that I cannot really undo what is gone by, I at least want to make sure that people who are still young and can take care of their precious assets called teeth do it while they are still there . Because once they are gone there is only regret and remorse.
So, I found myself at the dentist’s clinic one afternoon:
Searing pain in my entire teeth and resulting pain in the temporal part of my head was getting too out of control. I was popping painkillers to manage the pain but after a lot of procrastination, I took leave early from work to visit my dentist.
The bad news was waiting:
The dentist took a look at my teeth with his instruments and disapprovingly nodded. He said that the enamel of most of my teeth was totally worn out and some of the teeth were damaged beyond control, he would have had to pull out the decayed tooth. And fit a denture in their place. I was aghast!
What followed was a frenzy of questions:
The “What” were followed by the “why” and the “when” and soon enough the dentist was taking the measurement of my mouth to get my dentures made at the laboratory. He scheduled my visit in a weeks’ time and when I was there again my dentures were already there for a trial. He put a paste like substance on them and made me wear them. They felt so uncomfortable and awkward that I was feeling nauseated and almost about to throw up. He explained that it generally takes about a month for people to get used to t but eventually I would get used to them.
I know a lot of people who complain that their dentures don’t stay in place and that they either fall of or they move away. But I am so glad that nothing of this sort has ever been experienced by me. I mean things worked out for me in the very first time itself. Thank God!