Journal entry by Holly Behncke

2/28
Today I saw the periodontist and had my deep cleaning done on half my mouth. It has been quite awhile since i'd been to a dentist. I wasn't prepared for the effects of the novocaine! When did they start mixing epinephrin into the Novocaine? My was heart was crazy racing!
Once I calmed down a little we got started. She ended up having do to open flap cleaning on four of my teeth. She was able to do the deep pocket on the remaining ones. It turns out I have quite a bit of bone loss, more than anticipated. We will have to revisit that later.
It took about four hours to complete that half. It was very painful! I left with several stitches. Tomorrow, I meet with the oral surgeon to have my front bottom four teeth removed.
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