For those who live close enough to listen to me complain about my sorry teeth, I apologize for even bringing this up. However, I like to keep the few friends I have in blogging world updated too. HB's pregnancy was riddled with every type of discomfort that you can imagine - I won't list them but for those of you who have been pregnant you understand and can fathom what I am talking about. After delivering my son this past April I was really looking forwad to some reprieve from said discomforts. However, almost six months later I am still working through some issues.
I didn't know this before I was pregnant but I definitely know this now - pregnancy can absolutely ruin your pearly whites. It did mine. I started my pregnancy with zero cavities; I ended my pregnancy with 10 cavities. TEN. I had seven of them filled at one time, that was my first mistake. It took way too long to complete all seven. 24 hours after I had sat in the examination room, I had one filling fall out while flossing. Just up and fall out. After having that filling repaired I proceeded to have 12+ weeks of extreme sensitivity and headaches. It was great. I ended up seeing an endodontist (a root canal specialist) where he informed me that it can take as long as 12 weeks for a filling to heal. I had no idea. Go figure.
Just recently I was starting to feel better and started resuming my normal consumption patterns - crunchy foods, chips, more meat (it was hard to tear when my teeth were killing me). However I must have gotten too bold because I had a second filling fall out on a flight to Sacramento with my sister. I was floored. I've never actually known anyone to just lose a filling and here I lost two in about 12 weeks. Surprisingly I had little to no pain after this second filling fell out. I think my teeth roots are getting stronger.
At this point I still have three cavities remaining and waiting to be filled. I am considering a new dentist. And praying my next pregnancy is easier on my teeth!