Sorry if wrong section, but related to health worries I guess....
My teeth are horrible. Can't stop thinking about my mouth, think my teeth hours a day, not good. I'm obsessed, been 2 years like this. My teeth really are bad, but its not normal to spend hours worrying about this! Well, better than worying about cancers, but still, the same thing....worry worry worry, it never ends. Ok, I need someone to talk some common sense about this issue, please!
So last time my teeth were fixed, 12 years ago (32 now)
stupid me I know, but fear of dentist is just really bad. And all the stuff with anxiety and depression, teeth just never were much important for me( when you are 100% sure of dying to some disease all the time, who cares about teeth)Brushed them 2 times a day, thats it( last 2 years brushing flossing like nuts) Finally visited a dentist, 12 cavities 4 of them huge. One tooth fixed, wow i did it! One needs root canal for sure, lots of tartar (if thats a right term, not sure what in english), tobacco stained ugly lower teeth, gum infection here and there ( dentist said nothing bad, but still).......so my teeth are discusting.
1. Why everybody else in this planet has perfect teeth? Everyone in my family has perfectly fine natural color teeth, everyone in TV has perfect teeth, all my friends has perfect teeth. Trust me, I look peoples teeth like nuts and have not seen anyone having anything visibly wrong with their perfectly natural damn smile. And there are people who have missed dentist for 10 years, people gone through a lots of problems.....but their teeth, perfect. Why me? What have I missed, other than dentist visits?
2. I smoke. So the stains are mostly in my lower front teeth. Ugly stuff. From behind totally brown, front almost as bad. Can dentist/hygienist remove this ***** from my teeth? Nothing I've tried works, it just gets worse. Also covered by tartar all over the gum line,nice.
3. So my main worry I'll lose all my teeth. Even losing one, no thank you! So tons of cavitites, can they be fixed anymore? Dentist said so, but I think she lied, just because I was so much in panic. One or two will have root canal done. If I were dentist I would just take them all out, looks so bad in my opinion. Nobody has ever commented about my teeth though.
4. Gum infections. Does it mean I have that....whats it called periodontal disease? Dentist said I have gum infections, but when tartar is removed it should all get better. She lied.
Ok thats enough questions
anyways, I dont have any major tooth pains ( one tooth or gum likes to act up sometimes though). One tooth little chipped, others fine(not fine, cavitites, and all other stuff but anyway). I think if stains and tartar are removed, still yellow as a banana, but almost normal looking teeth. I have a dentist and hygienist appointments next month.....hopefully I wont chicken out this time.
I hate myself