Thursday, 28 June 2012

the dentist's receptionist

sounds like a movie on sbs doesn't it?  my tooth broke the other night.  it was a back tooth that the dentist did a root canal on last year.  cost megabucks and wasn't much fun.  i was eating a pie.  please don't judge me.  lol.   the crust must have been too crispy but my nephew broke his on chewing gum so you have to wonder.  it wasn't sore just ached a little bit but was cutting my tongue to pieces.  very sharp.  so, i rang the dentist next morning hoping that he could extract it.  he's ok, i don't mind him.  he doesn't give me options usually which really annoys me.  he is my sister's dentist too and as she has been a dental nurse and speaks the lingo he always goes into great detail about her options.  anyhoo, as i said he's ok.  his receptionist on the other hand is a bitch.  she is rude and obnoxious.  after assertaining that i needed to see the dentist after ten minutes of cross examination i finally got my appointment.  she stressed that he's much too busy to do anything about it just make it more comfortable and i would have to make a further appointment in a few months when he is free.  ok.  i was relieved and a little bit surprised that all he did was file it down, a most unpleasant but speedy procedure, and tell me i don't need any follow up.  i'm overdue for a checkup of course.  so after all that i was only half an hour late for work.  it's fine now.  most comfortable.  :)  i rang about six dentists after i made the appointment hoping that someone else could see me but they were all busy.  i must change dentists soon but it's not as easy as you'd think and i have to wonder that as i only see him a few times a year is it worth it?  should i just suck it up and keep going to him?  i don't know what to do, so, for the moment, will do nothing.  :)  





i'd love to see the northern lights one day.

7 comments:

  1. Gosh, root canal, unpleasant but after having spent all that money on that procedure to have the same tooth 'break'..what a bummer :)Dentists won't & don't pull teeth if they can be saved these days.
    The Receptionist sure doesn't read as having people skills, & I wonder how many patients the Dentist has lost because of her.
    Seems the dentist won't do anything if you go visit him again..so I guess keep trying to get into another one, if not stay with the one you have....well you did ask! :)

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    1. thank you for your input whiteangel. i know they don't like to extract teeth unless necessary. you are correct when you say bummer. i agree. i think i will try to find another dentist. i used to have a lovely dentist many years ago but he retired. :)

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  2. Dentists are like good trusty worthy mechanics and builders... if you find one.. stick with them
    I love your SBS blogpost title... I'd watch that film...
    I have say i just switched dentist and I think we have some sexual/relationship tension which needs to be resolved soon.. though I am loving the weird and tender awkwardness.... I will blog about that real soon ;-)

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    1. Oooo, I can't wait to read about it
      Insert smiley face Coz I don't know where it is on the phone

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  3. I've been with my dentist for twenty-five years. I can't imagine finding a new one.

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  4. Dentists - I am mortally afraid of them. I spent every fortnight in an orthodontists chair as a teenager having screws tightened. (I had a car accident where my front tooth was knocked out).

    Hate them.

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    1. i can understand your fear Cindy. you are not alone :)

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