Ok, so I bit the dentist – he was removing the last part of my tooth and I felt a pain and I wouldn’t even have been aware that I closed my mouth (it was numb right?), except that he whipped his hand out of my mouth and said “you bit me”. I did apologise and it can’t have been that bad because he was soon back at work.
Thereafter, having put a swab in my mouth and instructed me to bite and hold, there was not much else I was able to say. I had to keep that in until reaching home. The assistant hand me a paper instructing me to remove the swab after 30 minutes and not eat or drink until three hours had elapsed. However she SAID two hours so I took her word for it and was grateful no-one had polished off the couscous I made at the end of last week, which was still lurking in the fridge.
Said dentist again berated me for leaving it so long.
“I couldn’t find a dentist” – the National Health Service in this United Kingdom leaves a lot to be desired where dentistry is concerned, long waiting lists and now I am having to travel an almost 40 mile round trip. So it has taken me 4 years of periodically trying and failing to get one.
“You can always find a private one”, he said.
I must say I resent the assumption that I can afford a private dentist. Grrr.
So far he has only removed the one, after threatening me with three extractions last week. He has agreed to re-cap one – next to today’s extraction, so that was reduced in advance of the extraction. He took an X-ray of the other half-tooth. Let’s see what happens in two weeks time.
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