I went to the dentist to get a check-up and cleaning. I showed up at the dentist's office a few minutes before 10. I gave the receptionist my name and told her that I had a 10 a.m. appointment. She said that the doctor was running a little late and that I should take a seat. After about 15 minutes, a dental assistant came out and told me to follow her. She led me to a room and told me to take a seat in the exam chair, and then she put a dental bib on me.
The dentist came into the room.
Dentist: Hello, how are you today? Here for your six month check-up?
Gary: I'm fine, Dr. Meecham. Yes, just a cleaning and check- up today.
Dentist: Oh, fine. Let's take a look.
She probed my teeth and checked my gums.
Dentist: Well, it looks like you have a cavity and your crown is loose. We need to fill that cavity before it gets any worse and the crown needs to be refitted. Make an appointment for next week and I'll take care of them.
Gary: Okay, I'll do that, but my crown was just put on last year. Will my dental insurance cover the work?
Dentist: Since you had that done here, we'll take care of it. There won't be a charge. And, your insurance should cover the work on the cavity. Now, I'm going to have the hygienist do your cleaning and I'll see you soon for the other work.
Gary: Thanks, doctor.
The hygenist came into the room and had me rinse with mouthwash. She began her cleaning and finished by polishing my teeth. On my way out, I tried to make an appointment for the following week. Unfortunately, there were no appointments available for two weeks, and the time they had was an inconvenient one, but I said I‚Äôd manage. I have to say, going to the dentist can be a pain, in the mouth and in the butt.
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