My dentist’s appointment yesterday was a piece of cake! No numbing required and no pain either when she used the laser to fill my root canal and the two other cavities. They were friendlier too, in that they were more personable and chattier. I was there for an hour and a half and it came to $420. It would have been twice that much without my discount card. It cost us about $150 more than it would to get three old-fashioned fillings with our old insurance plan, but this was totally worth it. Again, I’m glad I was forced to seek out a new dentist because I realize now just how behind the times my old dentist was. I can understand not wanting to invest in the latest technology when you’re close to retiring, though.
I’d say it takes about the same amount of time. What makes it so much better, though, is that they don’t need to numb you since the laser itself numbs you while it works. Of course she also didn’t have to numb the root canalled tooth to remove the temporary filling since the root is dead. It was strange having her be able to use a drill on me without numbing me beforehand, LOL. The part where they fill the teeth is pretty much the same. It’s just so much nicer having the laser, which is water, clean out the decay instead of the drill. She only used the drill to file the fillings after they were cured to make sure my bite was where it should be.
I’m now whitening my teeth for the first time in months. I didn’t want to do it with open cavities because the bleach would irritate me. I’ve even got a pack of gum for the first time in a while to enjoy. I’m just so glad all this shit is over! Really hope it’s quite a while before my teeth give me any shit again. At the end of August, I’ll go in for a cleaning. It’s important to keep up with cleanings as easily as I get cavities, and I can see the plaque and tartar buildup that we all get no matter how well we care for our teeth.
Due to the virus, they texted me a quick virus questionnaire that I filled out and returned. Then I had to text them to let them know when I was there. A few minutes later they texted back saying I could come in. I went in with my mask on and used a hand sanitizer they had on their counter. There were a couple of other patients there and I saw another girl working with one of them. I’m guessing she’s the hygienist.
I’m glad I wore short sleeves instead of my sleeveless sundress because it was freezing in there. Like as cold as my old dentist used to keep her place. It was funny because she said I looked cute in my little “pink” outfit. Is she as colorblind as my dear hubby, LOL? That pink outfit was really bright orange with yellow and white stripes in the top. It’s one of the few outfits I still have that my mother sent before we left Auburn where the Golden State Killer and former pig once lived.
So since I realized that yes, we really are moving in less than a year and there are only so many more recyclable pickups until then, I started going through unwanted items that can be recycled to toss out.
Dahl didn’t go saw crazy like I thought he would a couple of days ago, but he’s been having more company again and I wonder what’s up. I wonder if something’s wrong with him or maybe it was the anniversary of his wife’s death or something like that. I don’t know exactly when she died. I just know the other guy was a much quieter neighbor. Even the loud car he drove before he had a stroke was preferable to the random sawing.
Decided not to try to hold my schedule. It would only make me more tired than I already am enough of the time. I researched things that are found to be helpful with increasing energy and ginseng is recommended, so I got some tea with it that I’ll have the next time I’m so fatigued that I don’t even have the energy to work out.
Strangely enough, they still haven’t brought in the new house. What was even stranger was that I saw a black couple drive up in a car and then a skinny woman got out, sat down on the steps, and took a selfie. I wonder what the hell that was about. Can’t be a prospective buyer because the newsletter said the woman that lives there didn’t move.
Tom just saw Bob and Virginia leaving and Bob was driving. Wow! Didn’t realize he was still with it enough to drive, so that’s great.
Camp NaNoWriMo begins today and it’s time to get on with that!