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!