Went to the dentist on Saturday. First time in 13 years!

Perth, Australia
July 25, 2016 1:45am CST
The last time I went to the dentist was when I was in grade 7. For some reason I haven't been for a very long time. Not even for a check up. Don't know why but just haven't. I went on Saturday and apart from me needing to get a really good thorough cleaning, the dentist dude said my teeth were really healthy. Don't need any fillings or anything. I was really worried about hearing something negative but I didn't. Really happy about it. Another bonus is that the x-ray showed that I didn't have any wisdom teeth. So no need to worry about having them pulled. YAY! I'm just scared about the cleaning because he wants to go into my gums to clean. So I need needles for this. I've never had anything done like this before so I am nervous. Do you go to the dentist often?
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@moffittjc (41187)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jul 16
Like you, I went for a period of about 15 years where I never went to the dentist. But unlike you, my wisdom teeth are what finally drove me back to see the dentist, as my wisdom teeth were causing pain due to the way they were growing in. And, just like you, my dentist said my teeth were amazingly clean considering I hadn't been to see a dentist in such a long time. Now, I go regularly (every 6 months) because I want to make sure that my teeth and gums stay nice and healthy and clean!
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• Perth, Australia
29 Jul 16
@moffittjc I'm glad that your teeth are in top notch. Sorry about the wisdom teeth thing though. I guess I will never know the pain that it brings when having them removed.
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@moffittjc (41187)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jul 16
@VivaLaDani13 And I hope you never have to find out how much pain they can cause! Even as a grown man, I don't think I ever cried so much in my life as I did when I had to have my wisdom teeth pulled (especially the one where the root had grown into my nerve in my jaw).
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• Perth, Australia
30 Jul 16
@moffittjc awwww you poor thing! Sounds really horrible!
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@dodo19 (31967)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Jul 16
I've brought my girls to the dentist over the last year, but I haven't been there for myself in years. I think it was probably before I started University. I started in 2007. It's been a while. Needless to say I might be due.
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@dodo19 Yeah better to be safe than sorry. Could be nothing wrong at all though. Who knows.
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@dodo19 (31967)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Jul 16
@VivaLaDani13 yeah very true. Hopefully there is nothing. But it's something I'm going to have to look into.
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@dodo19 Well I wish you all the best for when you do go. :)
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
25 Jul 16
I am stuck at "I didn't have any wisdom teeth."
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@Daljinder lol why? I was really shocked! I really thought everyone got them. Turns out not everyone does.
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
25 Jul 16
@VivaLaDani13 That's true. Not everyone gets them. lol Just "wisdom" teeth. You know what that means/ implies? One with no "wisdom" teeth is without "wisdom"
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@Daljinder lol yeah. I was making that joke earlier lol
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
25 Jul 16
F**k no. I'm terrified of the dentist and I know I need some serious work done at a serious price so I'm sort of hoping I die before I HAVE to go to a teeth butcher
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@Mike197602 aw dude! lol Well I hope nothing too serious happens like losing teeth or have any pain while eating etc cause that would just suck! Teeth butcher lol
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• Perth, Australia
29 Jul 16
@Mike197602 Good luck on winning the lottery! lol
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@rina110383 (24145)
26 Jul 16
Yes. It happened that my sister is my dentist. Not scared at all.
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• Perth, Australia
29 Jul 16
@rina110383 Oh wow that's awesome. I agree it would be much better if you actually knew the dentist personally.
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@jaboUK (53407)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul 16
Well I go more often than you! But only when I have to. I've never heard of having to have needles just for cleaning. Good luck.
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• Perth, Australia
29 Jul 16
@jaboUK oh it's because my gums aren't exactly too good. They need a clean. My teeth are 100% fine but it's my gums that are not the best. But once they are thoroughly clean, then all will be back to normal. And thank you!
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@TRBRocks420 (73769)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Jul 16
I am scared of the dentist and, also haven't been since I was 21, coincidently 13 years ago lol
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 lol small world!
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@skysnap (17818)
25 Jul 16
Ouch. I hate dentists.
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@skysnap yeah I am not fond of them either!
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@nomus24g (21465)
• India
25 Jul 16
So complete YAY moment for u
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• Perth, Australia
25 Jul 16
@nomus24g 100% yay moment for me....besides the needle part lol
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