Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Visit To The Dentist

I had a trip to the dentist this arvo. One of my teeth was giving me pain whenever I bit on something, had some cold water or sucked cold air onto it. I’d put up with it for about two weeks but it was time to get something done. Luckily the dentist had a spot in the arvo the day after I rang.

Started work early today so that I would do all that I had to before leaving early. The dental assistant was quite chatty and wanted to talk about holiday destinations. She appeared to be very new at her job. In fact, three long timers had left their jobs at the practice over about the last year so there were quite a few new faces about. I hadn’t been to the dentist for nearly three and a half years.

Forty five minutes later, one filling removal and one temporary filling until my next appointment in a month’s time, and a significantly lighter wallet, I walked out with a numb face feeling a bit better about myself. There was a crack in the tooth and it didn’t take too much to remove the filling that it had. The dentist gave me a couple of injections, one in the top and one in the bottom, as he wasn’t sure which tooth was causing the problem after his initial inspection. I did tell him which tooth it was and where it was situated but I think he was a bit out of it. He asked me about five times when my next check-up was even though I mentioned that I had an appointment in a month’s time when I first spoke to him.

I expect quite a bit more damage next month when the missus and I both have examinations, scaling and a clean. Ouch. Even with anaesthetic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better. I have to go soon and I hate to go. Annette