Saw the dentist today…

I had an appointment at the dentist today — it was just a routine check to see if everything was OK. I had my last dental checkup just before I moved to Århus which is a year ago now, so I thought that it would be a good idea to have a check.

It turned out that I had caries in two of my teeth :-( The dentist said that it wasn’t that bad because they were small cavities, so I agreed to have it fixed while I was there. Also, when he said that they were small, I hoped it wouldn’t cost as much as if they had been big and difficult, but that didn’t hold true…

So he had to drill… it wasn’t too bad, and I didn’t even get anaesthesia. I’m generally OK with going to the dentist: it’s a matter of concentrating on something else while we does his magic on your mouth. He was finished after 45 minutes.

I then had to pay for the pain: the bill was $100(!) and that’s for less that one hours work… And then he also gets some money (about $50) from the Danish health insurance. I’m sure that his equiptment is expensive, and that he has to pay a lot to rent his place, but it’s still quite expensive for a student to go get his teeth fixed. When I made a remark about how expensive it was, he discovered that he had forgotten to charge me for the two X-ray photos he took of my teeth. But he didn’t change the bill — that saved me $20.

But now it’s done, and I wont be back for at least a year.

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