It was not that long ago, really it was not. I told all of you about my little tiny teething problem and how I managed to survive that in a painless manner.
So given the positive outcome why not try that one again? Oh yes I am deadly serious and this time with a spanner in the works. How did this happen? Well last night I was out with a couple of girlfriends having a fun dinner. I had a great mediterranean meal containing raisins and apricots. Very nice indeed and all of a sudden my tooth said clunk, crack and I felt ouch! I think it was a small pit in a raisin.
I knew that sound, I knew that pain and yes I was right. I’d broken a tooth. In fact I had broken the one right beneath the previous one. Can you just believe my luck. Thankfully I was not in pain, making me believe that the nerve was not open and that I really was facing the same issue from 5 months ago. Given that it was about 22.00 I had no option but to sleep on it.
I called my dentist at 9.00 as soon as the surgery opened, which it did not. Turns out my dentist is on a holiday until the 19th of August. Their message did refer me to another dentist for emergencies, which I called. They were able to fit me in over lunch. So just before 12.00 I left work and cycled home as I needed my insurance identity card and €250 in cash as a bond. The latter is because I am not their patient and they don’t want to run the risk of not being paid (charming, right?).
Over the last few weeks it has been very hot indeed. Just tropical and dry. As luck would have it the first huge downpour was right above me when I cycled from home to the dentist. I had my rain suit with me, but before I had it on I managed to get nicely drenched. So I arrived soaking wet and somewhat worried because it was a dentist I did not know. As far as I was aware he could be a pure dentaldevil of dentalangel or anything in between. He turned out to be the latter. Ever so nice and gentle. He checked my tooth, removed sharp edges and booked me in for Monday for the build up that I had before. Initially he only wanted to do an emergency filling but as my dentist is away for another three weeks and I am away after that I told him to do the job and that is that.
So here I am just before the weekend with a half hole in my mouth. Twice within 6 months. I am so not happy about this, but I am very happy that in both cases the tooth can be saved.