Hole in the Head

I started the week with losing a piece of a filling. One minute, I’m eating an apple at my desk, and the next, there’s a little black thing in my hand and what feels like a giant hole in my tooth.

Uh oh.

I immediately headed over to the dental department, which is conveniently located near my office, thinking that if you have to lose a filling, doing it just feet away from dentists is an excellent choice. Sadly for me (though happily for the clinic), they were booked solid the rest of the week.

So I called my regular dentist, and he was able to fit me in the next day. Fortunately, the hole in my head didn’t hurt, though visions of the million dollar crown that ensued the last time I lost a filling danced in my perforated head. I thought: it can’t be as bad as losing an entire filling and needing a crown right before A) a holiday weekend; and 2) having to fly across the country to testify in front of the Grand Jury. Can it?

It wasn’t. The dentist put in a temporary filling and scheduled me in for a real one later this month. I was delighted to learn that it was only $50 for this session and it will be a mere $34 for the next one, which I think we can all agree is a vast improvement over the $950 the crown cost. I hope from now on that the only crowns I have to deal with are in tiara form, and on my head, not in it. Princess Suzy has such a (diamond) ring to it, doesn’t it?

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4 thoughts on “Hole in the Head

  1. You were lucky this time, well, lucky is just a word but at least it’s not going to cost a fortune for this repair. And yes better than the last time. Hope you get your wish for a tiara, you deserve one Suzy.

  2. Hi, Suzy. thank you for the kind words. I am coming to enjoy your blog as well. This post reminded me of the time a rambunctious-three year-old I was holding slammed his head back and broke one of my front teeth about two hours before I was supposed to be on a television interview show. That took some pretty adventurous dentistry as well. Good luck.

  3. The interview was very tight-lipped. I had found a dentist through a friend who put a quickie filler in the hole but he told me it could fall out at any time. I don’t think the interviewer liked my short, clipped answers.

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