Wednesday, June 20, 2007
OK, so I went to the dentist earlier this week. Believe it or not, I love this dentist! He never does unnecessary work and Suzy, the dental hygienist, is very nice and gentle. In fact, Katy and I have become close to Suzy where we talked about our lives and she knew about our new house and the adoption plans, etc. Anyway, I walked in through the front door of the building this time - for the first time! Usually I go in through the back. I figured, this dentist is great, we love Suzy, what could go wrong?
Next thing you know, somebody that is not Suzy is bringing me back to the chair. I don't know this person, but they seem pleasant - maybe Suzy is on vacation. Well, Suzy is not on vacation, and the only thing pleasant about this new girl is her demeanor. Her cleaning of my teeth was fast and rough, and she ripped through my gums with the iron hook and the floss. Actually, Katy named her the marquis de sade of dental floss!
Then the dentist comes in and says two of my lower teeth in the back are starting to crack from my grinding my teeth! How did she not see this? His resolution was, "don't grind your teeth, or we'll eventually have to crown them." Again, let's wait and see, not, WE HAVE TO FIX THIS NOW!
So above is my dilemma. Whatever shall I do? Is it worth the pain to stay since they don't do unnecessary work, or should I find someone closer to home who is more gentle but might find things I don't really need done?