I went to the dentist this morning – something I have (unadvisedly) been basically blowing off for nearly two years. They were happy to see me, and I really like them – you know, it’s just the usual dentist (er, do I have to?) sort of thing.
The cleaning went well, everything was rolling along, and then Dr. Jensen swung by for the exam part. Turns out I needed a filling replaced, and that I had a cavity. At least that explains why food kept getting trapped behind that tooth…. but instead of scheduling up another appointment (where I could sort of nerve myself up for it), he threw me a curveball: “Do you have to get right back to work? I’ve got an opening due to a cancellation, and we could just get this taken care of right now. Take maybe a half hour…”
So much for working up my nerve. Of course I did it – so now I’ve a slightly aching jaw (those anesthetic shots always leave a sort of weird ache for the rest of the day), a new filling, and a replaced filling. At least its all taken care of!
And of course they had their parting shot – “How about six months for the next visit, hey?”