Tis true, my lunch "period" will consist of a trip to the dentist. Should not be a big deal right? Au contraire my friends.. this one is gonna hurt!
Here's the deal, apparently my BP meds (which I have been on since my mid twenties) are causing a few problems with my teeth. No, I don't see anything - and no, you probably would not either.. but according to the dentist, unless I have this "special" cleaning (that involves needles, lifting of gums, and antibiotics) I could end up with periodontal disease in a few years.
I would like to keep my teeth, thank you. :-)
Great, great, great. Just something else to worry about. But apparently, mix the meds with (oh.. dare I say it - age) it is important we prevent some issues from happening later in life. I am all about prevention.
It's kind of like the time I went to the ENT - and took all types of tests for an ear infection, and found out - "Oh, by the way, one of the audio test we gave you suggests you have degenerative hearing loss in your left ear."
"What does that mean?"
"Oh, nothing to worry about now. When you are older, you might eventually need a hearing aid in your left ear. " pause "But don't worry, with technology - there is so much we can do."
So basically - what I am hearing (ha) is that in my 70s I will be toothless and deaf? LOL
Lord have mercy.