The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Yeserday, I had to scoot out of the U as quickly as possible so I could go to my new dentist.  After my old dentist had retired, his practice was given over to a new fellow, and I had been going to him, but philosophically there were a variety of problems that I had with him. He was a sort of "salesman" type person, constantly trying to goad me into getting veneers, and all sort of other pricey b*llsh*t.  I have temporomandibular joint disorder, I kept telling him, and I did not feel all these laminates and veneers and other "add-ons" were viable for the tough way I chomp with my teeth.  I simply wanted healthy teeth and gums.  Add to this, he had botched a supposed filling replacement three years ago and it has been aggravating as hell since then.  The cheap crap he used to create a new filling fell apart in a matter of days several times before I gave up and just lived with it.  This definitely did not induce confidence in me about his practices.  So, I am a bit embarrassed to say that I did not return to the dentist for over 2 years. 

I finally could not stand it any longer and searched around for a new fellow who seemed very family oriented and traditional in approach.  With trepidation, I went to him for the first time yesterday, and it was wonderful.  My teeth now once again have a pearly white appearance, and he even told me I have done a damn fine job of keeping my teeth and gums healthy!  And, he did not grouse at me about my pipe like the other fellow did too.



Blogger austere said...

No toothache and you're at the dentist?
That's brave in my book, PT

Thursday, 17 May, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

Many dentists just want to sell you all sorts of things and make a lot of money off of you.

Had a life long battle with my teeth, had the first couple pulled in my teens, they pulled a couple more when I joined the Navy.

Over the years I put a lot of money in them and still had shit so started insisting that they pull then, got rid of the last of them a couple years ago.

I sure don't miss those assholes.

Thursday, 17 May, 2012  

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