#JusJotJan and One-Liner Wednesday 2018. January 3rd Teeth

#JusJotJan #1LinerWeds Teeth

Today we are combining One-Liner Wednesday with Just Jot it January.

Life is short, smile while you still have teeth!

Although the above quote makes me laugh, it certainly has more than a ring of truth in it for me. Despite religiously visiting the dentist every six months I have had no end of trouble with my teeth! It didn’t help that in my 20s I still had around 4 or 5 baby teeth with no second teeth to follow.

Bridges, crowns and gold teeth sorted out some of my problems until I ended up with abscesses and infections. Being a heavy smoker for years probably didn’t help either!

Despite giving up the cigarettes three years ago, and still making my regular visits to the dentist, I found out just before Christmas that I had to have another five teeth out, yes FIVE!!! You would think that I would be pretty blasé and calm having teeth out after all my previous experience, but I am a terrible wimp and usually end up shaking and fidgeting.

The dentist got a bit cross with me while yanking out one of the teeth which happened to be a wisdom tooth as I flapped about with my hands as I panicked a bit! He told me off as I could have jerked his hand and caused myself an injury!  To be honest, I felt more like causing him an injury taking a load of teeth out, even though it was for my own good!  Still, he only took out four in the end, after deciding one of them was not too bad after all.

I haven’t smiled a lot since then, I can tell you!



#JusJotJan and #1LinerWeds Teeth



  1. Oh bless you Sis! Dentists can be a hard visit to make… but I’ve lived with one most of my life (Pops) so he doesn’t hold the same fear for me!

  2. Sympathy and empathy! My teeth have been problematical ever since I fell down the stairs at 9 months old and knocked out the two at the bottom. Evolution really ought to have come up with something much better by now!

  3. Our teeth…we take them for granted, until the threat of losing them. I had such a childhood fear of our dentist…it changed over time, but still…the memories go deep. Sorry for your losses, Judy.

  4. Oh! Sis what an awful man, he sounds like the childhood dentist I had who put me off dentists for life! Let’s hope all your dental work will be done with soon . Big hugs you are not on your own💜💜💜💜💜

    1. Thanks, Sis. I think he was worried that he might have hurt me, although I had told him numerous times that I am very nervous! Hopefully, I won’t have much more to be done after the next appointment! 💖💖

  5. I totally empathize with you. For me, it’s the auto-immune issue, but like you, the smoking for years did NOT help. I’m a total wuss, no matter how many procedures. :/

  6. Ouch! so many at once? I hope you recover quickly!
    I’ve been debating making an appointment myself. Know I should go, but keep hoping things will get better all by themselves. 😉

          1. Ha! I put it off and now have to delay even more (hoping it doesn’t start bothering me again). I’ll be out to sea for the next 2-3 weeks. Don’t know my schedule after that so will have to wait a while on any appointments.
            Thanks for the encouragement tho. 😉

          2. Thanks Judy.
            So far, it hasn’t bothered me at all since I’ve been at work. I think part of it is probably stress (grinding my teeth at night).

  7. Wow, Judy, all my sympathies!! Baby teeth in your twenties, was that hard to deal with emotionally??
    I have a long standing feud with dentists. The best one I ever had was called Dr. Plumber!! lol

    1. HA! Dr Plumber! Yes it as hard to deal with when the dentist told me he would have to take them out and put bridges in, especially when I realised that the teeth either side would be ruined as well!

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