Poor Miss D. I mentioned last week that she was having dental trouble sufficiently nasty to require a visit to an endodontist. Well, she saw him this morning. Turns out that she needs two root canal treatments, on adjacent teeth. That is not going to be fun . . . and neither is paying for it. The endodontist doesn’t do crowns – he only cleans out the roots – so we’re going to have to go back to a regular dentist to have two crowns fitted, over and above the specialist charges. As I said earlier, thank heavens we have an emergency “rainy day fund”. It’s going to see heavy use, this month and next!
Please keep Miss D. in your prayers. The pain is sufficiently bad that she’s not sleeping well, and she has to go on antibiotics until the procedure so as to prevent infection from a previous attempt at a root canal (which didn’t work, and resulted in the endodontist’s services being required). I really feel for her, having had a few too many root canal treatments in my time.
Those of you who have good teeth, count your blessings!