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THE DENTAL VISIT...by b. Malin
SMILE, YOUR DENTIST CARES...
Today I went to see my Dentist...I have to start off by telling all of you that I was not a "Happy Camper"...No, I was not...Let me go back to the beginning of this little caper.
I had gone to see my Dentist back in the end of October, and she announced to me that I needed a CROWN on the upper back tooth, RIGHT side of my mouth. "Really"? I said, "It doesn't hurt or bother me". Dead stare, before she replies, "Well the Hygienist will be in to clean your teeth and than we'll discuss it further". Exit the Dentist...Enter the Hygienist.
I have to tell you, I hate (I know it's a STRONG word) the idea of the Hygienist poking that horrible PIC in my mouth, it HURTS and makes it BLEED. Why do they put us through this TORTURE! And I'll tell you something else, I swear every time Lover Man or I get a cleaning with that PIC, we loose a filling within a Month or two...
Done with the cleaning...Exit the Hygienist...Enter the Dentist. I say, "I would have thought that I needed a Crown on my LEFT upper back tooth". "Well you don't" she replies back, I'll X-Ray it"...and she does. "Nothing wrong with it" she smiles Triumphantly. "Ok," I say, but I'm leaving for Florida right after Thanksgiving". "Mmmm", I see she is thinking. "Well it will have to wait until you get back...and when is that"? "April I reply, I'm sure it will be fine...and you're sure my left side is ok"? She is now GLARING through me. "I'll see you in April" she say's as she exits from the room. Not a Happy woman...maybe we should be taking her to Florida.
We are in Florida having eggs for Breakfast, our first breakfast in the Condo. The date is December 5th and suddenly I feel a piece of metal in my mouth...I spit it out. Can you guess what it was? RIGHT...It is half the FILLING from my upper LEFT side of my mouth! What a SURPRISE! And I am determined to live with it until I return in April...And I do.
Now I'm back and am being seen by the Terror, I mean my Dentist. Will she admit, that she made a mistake?...Not on your Life...Oh No, she is still insisting it's the RIGHT SIDE, BACK UPPER TOOTH that still needs a crowd...Oh, and so does NOW... the UPPER LEFT tooth that I lost the filling in. She also insisted that she never X-Rayed the UPPER LEFT SIDE... HELP! Of course if I wasn't happy being a patient here...Her voice trails off. I say, "but I remember you X-Raying it"...Then I think, "what the ----" to myself, smile sweetly as she tells me I'll need two more sessions for the Crown. I Make the appointment at the front desk. I know after this Crown is done... I'm so out of there!