Filling time?

I went to the dentist this morning.

Its amazing how much time has elapsed since I was last there 13 months ago. 13 months. Wow.

They’ve got a new extension to the practice.

They’re making far too much money.

I’m not scared of the Dentist, but I am marginally suspicious of their motives. Their sports cars tell me that there’s more to their caring nature and code-speak than there first appears.  

Anyway – the Dentist, Mr Peach, (who should have a picture on his ceiling to look at while you’re lying back in the chair of destiny) told me that he was ‘concerned’ about several areas of enamel in strategic points in my mouth, so he sent me for a few X rays.

I will never know whether the Xrays were truly necessary, but I went along with his game, anyway.

2 out of 3 areas were absolutely fine after all – but one area looked a bit ‘concerning’ and so I have to go back for a flling.

I’ve asked for a white filling this time because its near the front of my mouth, and while the molars remind me of knackered old cars in a scrap-heap, my front teeth look fine, and I’d like to keep it that way, thanks.

So I’ll be back in January for the second episode.

God knows what that’s going to cost me.

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3 Responses to “Filling time?”


  1. 1 Jason 31 December 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Just thought I’d drop by and wish you a Happy New Year for 2009! 🙂

  2. 2 dragonfly 4 January 2009 at 10:50 am

    I went on the 24th of December, petrified cause the last time I went was April 2006 and it cost $260 (xray because of impacted wisdom tooth, clean, check, and some paste stuff that I didn’t ask for but cost $70, grr). This time it cost $40 which was covered by health insurance, and I was in and out in 10 minutes. Then 2 weeks later (today) my second set of wisdoms start coming through so I am that grumpy bear with a sore tooth. Still happy I haven’t had em taken out by a maxfax surgeon though. The $260 is what made me bite the bullet and get health insurance.
    Good luck with your January visit and happy new year.

  3. 3 drunkenspaniel 5 January 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks Dragonfly.
    The Maxillo-Facial people are expensive. I went back to my dentist for my bite-guard as it only cost me half the price of the Maxfax guy!


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