Maybe some of you saw the post where I talked about having an abscess and seeing the dentist. Saw him again today and had xrays. Turns out I have a 90% bone loss between my bottom two incisors. That's right... 90%. It's gone.. all the way down to the beginning of my jaw.
Now here is the kicker. I brush twice a day, everyday. Floss everytime and swish with Listerine. Why do I suddenly have to have a bone graft on my bottom jaw? Because I was foolish and got a tongue ring 3 years ago.
Turns out the bottom ball of the barbell, had rubbed and knocked into that area of my gum, usually overnight, but so much, that it eroded the bone away and now I'm left with a hole. My last xrays were done 2 years ago and at that time, there was no bone loss. So this all happened in only 2 years time.
I had no symptoms. No warnings. No pain. Nothing. Nothing until the hole it left behind, became a very angry pocket of nastiness. SO...
In closing, if you ever decided to get a tongue ring, or have one right now, let me give you the benefit of my misery. Get to your dentist, have it checked right away and if possible, get rid of it completely. Then you wont have to go through the $5000 dollars worth of surgery that I have to go through.