Thank goodness I’m feeling great again today. I made my second of many trips to the dentist to remove all the old fillings with metal in them. Altogether I will have fillings replaced in nine teeth. Three yesterday and two today, so I’m half way there (almost). I say almost because the two today require a crown so I will need to return in a couple of weeks to have the permanent crown installed.
Why all the filling replacements? According to my radiation oncologist, the metal in my teeth will not play pretty with the radiation treatments that I will receive in June and July. So out with old and in with the new porcelain fillings. I’m trying to get as many of them replaced while I’m feeling good. My next chemotherapy treatment is next Wednesday. I’d like to get them all the old fillings removed before then. I have a third appointment on Monday and I’m hoping the dentist will have a cancellation on Tuesday so I can get the 8th and 9th tooth repaired.
I was worried about how painful it would be, but the miracles of modern dentistry have keep the pain to a very tolerable level.