On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:38:36 +0100, Clive Arthur
Post by Clive Arthur Post by Vicky Ayech
These grans are not happy
Had mine about three weeks ago, they said 11-12 Saturday morning in the
surgery car park, I wandered round there for 11 expecting a queue, but
they'd obviously been doing it earlier. No queue, in and out in
minutes, very efficient.
Last year they mailed me twice to make an appointment, but when I phoned
they had no juice left, so I went to Boots.
I went to the dentist on Monday and had to have my temperature taken
on entry to the receptionarea and clean my hands with gel and wear a
mask. Then I was allowed to wait inthe waiting room. The dentist was
masked but obviously I had to take my mask off for him to look at my
He then explained some stuff and I had huge difficulty getting all the
details. His maks changed the sound, together with my hearing aids. I
did get things repeated but was left very uncomfortable. I have to go
again next week for a long visit and apparently there are no toilet
facilities for patients now there!
And if the procedure does not work the next step would be an
extraction. They can't do root canal and crowns. And for me extraction
means a hospital visit as I take Alendronate which hardens teeth. He
said the waiting list is very long for a hospital visit so if I am in
pain and discomfort, tough luck.
I am on maximum paracetamol and ibuprofen anyway, as I take them for
arthritis, but was in pain too before I visited. The appointment next
week was booked 5 weeks ago after a check up. Monday was an emergency
visit. Of course while at the dentist on Monday the tooth didn't
actually hurt! The reception said he'd do the procedure then but as
it didn't hurt he said no, next week. The GP is worse though.