I went back to the dentist yesterday for my final appointment. Just one filling this time, so I wasn't quite so nervous. I meant to take one of my CDs to play, but I came out of the house in a hurry, so forgot it.
Erdem, the dentist, called me into the surgery. He was sat at his desk, and I sat on the other side. He said "I have found a fantastic video to show you". Oh dear...here we go again. It was the Russian Red Army choir, along with cossak dancers and acrobats. Lots of loud, hearty singing, and leaping about....and that was just Erdem!
Oh well, I thought, this will obviously be the accompaniment for my treatment today.
He made no move to get up and start treatment. We just sat there watching the video. I was getting more anxious by the minute and just wanting to get this last filling out of the way. But Erdem was in no hurry (why are Turks so laid back?). The video lasted 20 minutes and we sat through till the end.
At last...time for my filling. This was a difficult one. The reason he had left it until last. It needed three lots of anaesthetic injections, and an awful lot of drilling. Fortunately, the music which accompanied this was some gentle instrumental film tracks.
At last it was done....and an excellent job too.
Today, my mouth and jaw are a little stiff, but my teeth feel great.
Unless there are any problems in the meantime, I won't be seeing Erdem again for another six months. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I hate having dental treatment...but I will miss the entertainment!