Monday, November 21, 2005

My Pie Hole Has A Cavity!

I made my semi-annual trip to the dentist to have the barnacles scraped off my teeth today. He found a tiny cavity BETWEEN two teeth AGAIN. Bummer. I hadn't had one in awhile and thought maybe I was "over" them. He'll patch this one up, but next time it'll mean yet another crown because it's been patched before on the other side. I've got so many crowns now I feel like the Queen of England!

Most folks hate going to the dentist and my name is at the top of that list. I had some inept ones work on me when I was growing up and they pretty much scarred me for life. Plus my teeth are not the best to begin with and I smoked for most of my life. I'm nicotine free for 13 years now and I only want one every 6 months or so. You don't get over the craving completely (don't listen to anyone that tells you differently), but you'd be as nuts to return to smoking as you ever were to have begun in the first place.

I'm lucky to have found the best dentist in Houston. Well, there are two of them actually, but mine is such a sweetheart and he babies me. He's also extremely skillful and has given me several root canals, in addition to the fillings and crowns. Only once did he have to send me to a specialist. I probably shouldn't brag about this because I'm going to give out his name, but he still cleans my teeth! He knows how chicken I am and I think I might have even "threatened" to stop going in altogether if he sent me to the hygienist. There are a handful of us that he humors and I don't know about the others, but I'm so grateful that I'm in the "in" group! He's just the best. I trust him completely and he is as gentle with me as can be under the circumstances. His name is Dr. John L. Walker and he's in the Memorial Professional Building with Dr. Frels....their number is 713-465-6786.

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