That one word my friends is: Awesome.
Seriously my dentist was really awesome. He was a camp Indian guy and we had a lot of fun banter. I'm kind of sad that when he was telling me to brush every day and he said "No matter what time you wake up, if it's one o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock" he did not say "rock" and have us burst out in to a rendition of Rock Around The Clock. Although something truly tragic happened on Monday. My lovely little keyring broke. But I'm supposed to be telling you about my trip to the dentist.
It went really well, despite my fears. I was worried he would tell me that he had to pull some teeth out or shove some fillings in but he informed me that despite the fact I never really brush my teeth, and it's been over ten years since I saw a dentist, my teeth are in fine condition. Except for a few things here and there including a wisdom tooth that might not come in at all my teeth are doing okay. My gums on the other hand are a different matter. I have gum disease, which I already knew thanks to the bleeding gums (which by the way was the reason I didn't brush, I thought I was doing more harm than good) and we have to fix that. I'm due back in a few weeks for a followup appointment where he's going to do something that sounded really cool where basically he's going to clean my gums and help fix it. I have to clean my teeth every day despite the bleeding and so I shall. I will not let down the awesomely camp man.
He took an x-ray of my teeth too and said, once again, the teeth aren't bad but the gums are. I felt like being sick when he shoved the camera in my mouth because I have a bad gag reflex but he told me to just keep breathing through my nose and it helped so nothing bad happened.
So all in all a pretty fun visit. I really don't know why I was so scared. Well, I do, but now I don't really care. It went very well.
The only thing though is that he didn't mention my slightly crooked teeth so I think he has no plans to correct that until it becomes a problem. After this visit in a few weeks there's one more after it, and then it should just be regular check ups from there.