August 29, 2007

Dentist Time

Well we finally went to the dentist. Kevin went first yesterday to some bad news--he's got some problems and it looks like most of those problems were caused by the incompetence of the last guy. That sucks. Once we realized that the last guy did such shoddy work, it seemed like a good idea for me to call ASAP (as opposed to, I don't know, waiting another year?). Actually we are embarking on a 14-day cruise in 2 weeks and I have a very sensitive tooth that I've been nursing for, uh, a long time, so the timing seemed good. I called yesterday and they had a cancellation for this morning--YAY! Or as YAY as the dentist gets.

I have major dentist phobia due to some not-so-gentle dentists in the past. My teeth have never been great (soft enamel, runs in the family) so I've had my share of fillings. I'm so afraid of the dentist drill that I've generalized the fear to other things like nail files--I cannot stand grinding things on my body. Anyway, they were all very nice about that. Both the hygienist and the dentist commented multiple times on the quality of my orthodontic work. Great news Mom and Dad! That decade+ spent in retainers and braces were worth the money!

I got my cleaning today and got some treatment cream (one of Five Great Flavors!) for my sensitive tooth, and then I go back the morning of September 10th for some more looking and discussing. Hopefully it won't cost too much. Looks like we're going to be spending a fortune on Kevin's teeth.

Posted by Shelby at August 29, 2007 05:29 PM

That's funny - I have the same problem with my teeth - they rot at a rate that is astonishing. But I've gotten to the point now that, once I have the injection, I just go to my happy drilling place. Good thing, too.

BTW, my dentist actually offered me a refund on my crown if I get it redone somewhere else. I imagine that was to avoid legal troubles. I don't know the history, but it's worth looking into.

Posted by: David at September 5, 2007 02:24 PM
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