Tuesday, 8 January 2013
I had made up my mind that if he mentioned crowns and bridges again, or if I wasn't satisfied with the scale and polish, then I would go elsewhere.
I needn't have worried. No further mention was made of bridges and crowns and I had the best scale and polish I have ever had in my life. I am not kidding. My teeth have never been so clean. He worked solidly for over an hour, scaling with both electric machine and hand tools, in between and around every single tooth. Over and over again until gums and teeth were spotless. I needed anaesthetic, but to my delight this dentist used a spray anaesthetic rather than injections, and it was very effective.
He also gave me a lot of useful advice and with the aid of a hand mirror, instructions on how to keep the gums and teeth clean and healthy.
The abscess seems to have disappeared, so nothing further needs to be done. I do however need 5 fillings, which I suspected would be the case. These will be done in three appointments over the next couple of weeks.
So it seems I have found myself a good dentist after all.