Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Dreaded Dentistry...

I'm sat at my desk feeling a little shell shocked after an overdue trip to my dentist. I have a pretty intense dislike for this particular profession after a traumatic wisdom tooth extraction when I was 22, not helped by a filling attempted without anaesthetic 2 years ago. Apparently I have strangely lying nerves which meant I needed roughly the same amount of tranquiliser that will fell a stampeding elephant. I cried, the nurse cried and I'm pretty sure the patient in the waiting room was probably crying too after hearing my shouts of pain.

I have managed to find a nice caring dentist who took me gently through a check up with enough soothing music and free samples of toothpaste to make me go back again on a fairly regular (annual) basis.

Today I was poked and prodded, buffed and polished to within a millimetre of my very sensitive gum line and sent away with a hefty bill of £125.00. This got me thinking...what could I have spent that money on if dentistry was free??

A new Pandora charm for my bracelet from here

A pair of ridiculously high heels from here

Or even a night in a hotel like this one

Instead though, I'll just head home to make my budget Swedish meatballs & mash while quietly cursing the dentist and his chair of torture!

1 comment:

  1. Your experience with the previous dentist is quite awful. Wisdom tooth removal is very painful, that’s why you'll really have to take care of yourself later.. It’s good to know that you have found a gentle and caring dentist already. Anyway, thank you for sharing that, Carrie! Take care!

    Elfrieda Sevigny @ Simmonds Dental Center