Nice Lady!

Dentist today and our first meeting with our new one since our regular dentist has gone into private practice.
We should have had our first appointment in November but Dick put the kibosh on that so in order to give me time to recover somewhat, it was rescheduled for today.

I am not a fan of the dentist since childhood when I had  a guy who seemed to enjoy inflicting pain on kids. After being fitted with a brace that didn’t (fit that it) and having more teeth out to make room for it, I told him where he could shove his needles, pliers and gas mask much to the stunned shock of my mother.

I paid for it in later years though having to have thirteen fillings over the course of a week. When my mouth wasn’t numb I was feeding it painkillers, but I hadn’t had any treatment or check ups for over five years and the guy was brilliant, saving every one of my gnashers for future prosperity and chewing sessions. I lost half a stone and the tooth fairy went bust.
We set off for our appointment early so as to have plenty of time to allow for roadworks and traffic. We actually arrived with over an hour to spare so I went and got my watch battery changed. I’d bought a life time battery certificate for a tenner in 2014 and no longer have to pay for replacements through this particular jeweller. This is my third replacement so they are lasting around two years.
That done, it was on to our appointment and filling in the paperwork (excuse pun).
My meds have changed and it took me over six months to remember how to spell Anastrozole which I am no longer on so I took in my latest prescription and advised them accordingly.

Hubby and I come as a double act as you know and usually go in together as it saves both time and energy.
We were called in on time, and greeted by a very friendly face and warm handshake.
Our lady dentist is truly lovely! Full of personality, professional, efficient, didn’t hurt (well, not much, but then my gums are receding, I have lost bone density in my jaw and my teeth are very sensitive) and YEEHA…………. no fillings!!

Hubby was in the chair next and I thought he was going to fall asleep, he looked that relaxed and comfortable………. well, as much as you can be with your mouth wide open and someone poking around with a mirror and scraper whilst someone else hoovers up the drool.
Hurrah! Apart from the acid reflux attacking the enamel which we know about, another clean bill of health and we don’t have to go for another six months!
Our receptionist is equally lovely and her colleague was all smiles today too compared to our last visit. We made a point of saying that she was right about our dentist being so nice, and we were pleased to be on her books now.
After that, it was into town for lunch. Now that’s what I call a result!

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Nice Lady!

  1. Shivangi says:

    I am scared of dentists. Great post and I almost relieved the experience of my visit

  2. I remember when I was a child it was accepted that if it was a small filling you didn’t need the pain killing injection and if the dentist said you didn’t need it you didn’t question him, can you imagine any child of today standing for that nonsense. There is the old joke about going to the dentist where as you sit in the chair you grab the dentist testicles and utter the phrase, “we’re not going to hurt each other are we?” If only I’d tried it in the old days.

  3. The Hook says:

    Nobody really enjoys going to the “tooth doctor” but I’m glad your experience has been a positive one.

  4. fransiweinstein says:


  5. Congratulations on your healthy teeth. Oddly (and it IS odd. to me.) I was at the dentist today too. O_o He’s a great guy, is brisk, efficient, and best of all causes little to no pain. If there’s to be some, he’ll explain beforehand, which to me, helps. I have a phobia of dentists (too) because, like you, my care was spotty when I was young. The foster ‘parents’ didn’t consider foster kids worthy of spending money on for teeth. I came home again (to my real parents) with a lot of dental issues. Pain. Fillings. Bleah! Today I got a mostly clean bill of health (yay!) except for two crowns that are wearing or worn out and need replacing. But. Due to a visit to a very bad dentist in the 1990s, I lost three teeth (all failed root canals). I’ve had one gap replaced with an implant, now my dentist has scheduled the second. The price tag almost made me faint. $3500 (which is apparently on the cheaper side). But still! Oh my goodness! I am grateful though that I have my original choppers and don’t have to rely on dentures. I honestly don’t think I could.

    • Teeth and eyeballs have always been ‘an issue’ with me. I have a crown which is held together with pins, and quite a few gaps, but the rest are all mine. Dentures are expensive, so are being put off until we have no choice in the matter.

  6. I have had so many negative experiences with the dentist, I refuse to go to one. I didn’t know that acid reflux removes the enamel. Thanks for the information.

    • Hubby has been suffering with acid reflux for a few years now and it attacks the enamel. I’ve never been a fan of the dentist, but have been lucky with each of the dentists we have been assigned to at this practice.

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