When I was 17 I had a cavity. When I was 17 I had a filling to take care of the cavity.
It is the only cavity I’d ever had.
2020 happens. My dentist retires. I go two years without a dental appointment.
Finally, January of 2022, I go to the dentist.
He thinks I have a cavity.
I am crushed.
He Xrays the tooth to look at it closely.
Turns out it’s not exactly a cavity. my forty year old filling is coming loose. A cavity is beginning to form in the cavity (see that wordplay) between where the filling is breaking and my actual tooth because really, it’s a difficult spot to brush.
So dentist fixed the offending area.
And I was mad at myself for not getting to dentist sooner.
I am grateful that I caught this before it got worse. I am grateful for a very gentle hygienist and dentist.
And I urge all of you who worried about getting COVID but didn’t worry about all the other things that can happen to your body to please go out and get appropriate check ups. Please take care of all your health things… What I missed turned out to be easily fixed- no harm no foul. However, it could have gone much worse. Take care of yourself. Please.