Bubba Goes Dental

            Those who see Bubba up close know he has a crooked smile.  When Millie did his portrait, back in the October 18 post, she captured that missing tooth part.  Bubba thought he should do something about his crooked smile.

            I think I may have had a few too many jelly beans while visiting with Santa.  A bad night or two with a toothache in my missing tooth place prompted me to expedite my long delayed trip to the dentist.  A cavity to a hollow plastic person is no surprise, but pain is not supposed to be part of the casting process.  I called for an appointment and was seen right away.

     I arrived at the proper time and place and had my first encounter with a dentist’s office.  There were lots of scary things to see.  That big needle thing was bad, but how was he going to fit that giant mirror in my mouth.

            I already have a hole on the top of my head.  What could that drill be used for?  That water thing looks like a fire hose from my viewpoint.  It did a drip, drip, drip into the top of my head.

            Having seen all the scary implements of torture, I settled back into the chair as it reclined and awaited my fate.

            It turned out these are about the nicest people I have ever had inflict pain on me.  They were kind, gentle, and after a shot of the happy juice, everything was alllriiiight.  I didn’t mind the poking, cleaning, and fixing.  Dr. Walker even put on a magnifier to see the tiny cavity in my tiny tooth.

            After a little cleaning and filling, the problem was fixed and the pain was gone.  He did notice the lack of teeth on the lower left side and I scheduled another appointment to get repainted.

            I gladly forked over my co-pay (I have Acrylic Cross insurance) and headed out with a new look on life.


I’ll be back.



One response to “Bubba Goes Dental

  1. Bubba, please do not blame your cavity on the Jelly Bellies. Santa always tell the children to brush their teeth especially after eating candy. (I seem to remember you BATHING in them.) But I’m glad that you found the dentist and his helpers as very kind, caring people. Our dentist is the best, as far as we’re concerned. Never be afraid of a good dentist. Always tell him if you are uncomfortable and he will try to make things better. We’re looking forward to your next adventure.
    Sincerely, Mrs. Claus

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