Monday, January 25, 2016

Gratitude Monday --Tooth And Consequences Edition

I am grateful for how well things turn out.

I recently changed dentists.  I needed to get my teeth cleaned plus there is always a new patient intake exam.  Dentists are commonly booked solid for several weeks and such was the case with this one. No appointments were available until March,
But.
I went to the office last Monday to get everything set and darned if hadn't been a cancellation for Wednesday.
This alone is something for which to be grateful.

I'd been having a bit of trouble with a front tooth. It felt like an abcess from time to time, but it was a tooth long dead.  Next to it on the left I'd just had an implant done and had decided against a temporary tooth.  The general area got irritated, usually after eating potato chips. But I'd rise with salt water and lay off the chips and all was well until next time.
However.
During the cleaning it was discovered that implant on the right of the deceased was the problem.
An appointment was set up for me with the clinic where I'd gotten this done 15 years ago.
I go tomorrow.  Not only is this fast, the dentist I am seeing spends a great deal of time travelling and lecturing. This week he is in, shortly afterward he'll he off again.
I am grateful to have been seen quickly by the local dentists and by the one I see tomorrow.
It has all worked out very well.


7 comments:

Kimberley said...

That all worked out very well! Good luck at the next appointment.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Kimberley.

messymimi said...

It always amazes me how, even when the need is urgent, doctors and dentists can be booked so far in advance it makes the situation become critical. It's wonderful that you are getting this taken care of so quickly.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Messymimi. It worked out well.

solarity said...

That was excellent timing, indeed.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Tabor said...

Now dentists are off lecturing. No wonder you have to wait for so long. My dentist is around unless he has a vacation. He spends lots of time with each patient and I do like that.

Leah J. Utas said...

Aye, Mary Anne.

Tabor, it's always good to spend the time. Rushed serves no one.