Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Yikes! Yikes! Yikes!

So today I had my dentist appointment. My first dentist appointment in over 2 years, maybe even 3. I don't like dentists, and I procastinate, and for a while I was uninsured. Still, no excuse.

My new dentist is in prestigious Yaletown, and their office is very nice. Still, I wasn't sure if the people who serve the rich would treat people better than people who serve common people. Well, I have to say that it was a very good experience, as far as dentist experiences can go. The hygenist was super gentle and pain was kept to a minimal. My dentist was charming and spoke to me in French.

But... with all those years of avoiding dentists and forgetting to floss there had to be a drawback. I have what I think is 6 cavities (yikes!) with two on my wisdom teeth. I say "I think" because they did not tell me how many I have. I have two more appointments to get fillings done (double yikes!) before I leave on my vacation. And I need to have my wisdom teeth removed (triple yikes!).

Orthodontics are busy people and to find time before July 28, I have to get them out this Friday. Maybe it's better that I don't have so much time to think and worry about it. But it will ruin my planned celebration of la St-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec's holiday. But this is my fault, for waiting so long and not taking care of my teeth.

I swear, as soon as I return from my vacation, I will faithfully go to the dentist and care for my pearly whites. David: please remember to remind me of this in 9 months!

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