Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Searching for the perfect. . .
Remember the tooth ? Well, 5+ months later, I am planning to get it fixed. In case you are wondering, I dread mouth pain and dental bills, hence the long wait!
I have spent a good deal of this afternoon (and previous others) combing the phone book. I have attempted to get personal references but to no avail. So, out plops the Yellow Pages. I was actually quite amused by some of the ads, and what they offered:
1. One office is where you may have very little or no memory of your visit. (Sounds good, but what if they dig through my purse while I have "no memory?!")
2. One place offers anxiety free dentistry. (Are they referring to the dentists or patients? :-)
3. If you are looking for a dentist who knows his stuff, is compassionate, truly understanding, and approachable, this is the guy. So unusual in his approach, you will be amazed at your own easy feeling with him. (Sounds a bit like something from a romance novel.)
4. Smile Makeovers. (Reminds me of a show.)
5. Nervous or anxious about your dental visits? I had to laugh at this ad which claimed a particular office as perfect for dental phobics. . . It made me think of a fellow blogger . (Sorry, Gene. I couldn't resist! :-)
--I finally settled with the Greenville Smile Center. (If anyone from my church knows horror stories of this place, please tell me! I do not need more blogging material!) They have a nice ad, more than one dentist on site, and claim to be affordable. (Choking! As affordable as dental procedures can be.) The dreaded day is April 5 at nine in the morning. Yes, my mouth and stomach are hurting at this moment!
After finishing the phone conversation with the receptionist, I went to the kitchen to find. . .
a hungry boy who helped himself to yogurt and animal crackers. He "wikes dem." By looking at the pile, that is obvious. I only hope he got enough!

  posted at 4:00 PM  

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm with you on the dentist thing. Not only the terrible pain they inflict, but the money!!! I took Evan to a pediatric dentist yesterday because he has 2 fairly deep cavities, and found out that they both have to have stainless steel crowns because they are so deep (bad mommy for putting this off). You can read about
our 'miracle' on my latest blog. I wish you the same success!

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Jana said...

Don't try the one I did...:-)

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Mickey said...

You live in the Greenville area? So do my brother, sis-in-law and sister! I could ask them if they have any recommendations if you would like!

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

Yes, Mickey. Please ask them if they have heard bad things concerning the "Greenville Smile Center." I think it is on Pelham Rd.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Gene Davis said...

I say find one that knocks you out!!


At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Martha, I understand the dentist fear! Fri. March 23 I have the last of my top teeth pulled, 6, and dentures put in immediately. Needless to say, I have a very buised mouth inside, and my face is swollen, that is why I wasn't at church today. I am trying to get used to the dentures and having a nice smile again, but I am still so sore, that makes it hard.
I didn't know Ethan took his cast off until I read it on here. He sure stays busy, doesn't he??

Gwen, also in SC the far far away land!

At 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best dentist and NO pain - We were in the same church until he moved to a smaller church. No question about it in my mind: Dr. True in Mauldin. You'll realllly be glad! He is also very experienced. Mrs. P.L.

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Sherry/Bud Dickinson said...

I hope you are happy:-! I was brushing my teeth while reading your site ( saving time) when I started reading about Ethan and his yogurt and cookies. I started laughing at the first comment but when I read "I hope he got enough cookies" that did it. I exploded toothpaste spray all over my desk, pens, papers, computer screen and everything. I am cleaning things up right now.
Love your writings!
Love, Sherry/Bud Dickinson


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