Well, I survived…………… and so did my tooth.
In fact, I was quite pleased with the result that my teeth are actually OK, though I have to go back at the end of August for a ‘deep clean’. This is done by the dentist, not the hygienist, and so included in the second tier price of £65.20.
She took two Xrays, then tapped my teeth and there were no twinges, had a prod and everything was OK but when she puffed the cold air, we found the problem. I have an exposed root due to gum recession and she was able to address it today by applying a filling over the root! Better still, I didn’t need an injection as there was no drilling needed, although it did niggle a bit.
Dentistry has come a long way, but with nothing to eat or drink for at least two hours, some things haven’t changed. I see it as helping with the diet!
When she said filling though, I had visions of a two month wait as our neighbour did, and even then the guy was only going to do a temporary job to ‘see how she got on’.
Her initial check up appointment had been cancelled three times so it was almost a year before she saw him as a new patient, and has only seen him twice, the second for the filling! She insisted he do a proper job, not half and half as going back was likely to cost her more money.
We signed on in January and got initial checkups the following week. Hubby had to have a filling and our lady dentist did it two days later.
It’s the same surgery, but what a contrast, plus our neighbour’s dentist only works two or three days a week!
The practice is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 8 am to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 4pm, and Sundays 9am to 12.30pm, so it’s nice to know.