Tuesday morning when I woke up, I was completely scared out of my mind. What do you mean I have to go sit in the dentist chair for THREE hours? Ugh. It was time for my first crown. I arrived a bit early. I sat and waited…and waited…and waited. Finally a bit after 10:00 they called me back.
I had given the receptionist my new “discount” card — to which she came back to me and said “Our insurance department has to call your insurance company to make sure that you can use both.” To which I blankly stared at her and then said, “But..I don’t have insurance.” About 5 minutes later, a different lady came back and informed me that my insurance was still active and that I was better off using it. After trying to tell her that I didn’t work at Disney full time anymore and my insurance was canceled almost a full year ago, she abruptly stopped me and said, “You have insurance and Melanie and Ashley still have insurance as well. I just got off the phone with your insurance company.”
HOLD UP! Did she just say Melanie and Ashley?! Huh? So I asked who they were and she proceed to tell me that they were my kids. …………. Interesting. She then said, “Your birthday is November 18th, 1970 right?” No offense to ANYONE, but I ALWAYS get ID’d and I don’t believe I could EVER pass for 38. I’m 23. Yeah yeah, “you’re just a baby.” I hear it all the time. I get it.
“Kelly Walker” is a very common name. I went to school with a girl named that, she used to always get in trouble and they would call ME to the office and I would have to tell them “You’ve got the wrong Kelly Walker”, which just seems like a lie in itself! Being a Kelly Walker is hard work.
So that’s how my visit started — I was sure it was going to go down hill from there. Thankfully it did not. MY dentist is wonderful. I started asking a couple of questions (ie. “Why are you putting a string in my mouth right now?”) and he explained pretty much everything to me after that. Super nice guy and along with him, the hygienist was great!
Besides being shot in the mouth three times and being numb for about 7 hours and continuing to have pain – my temp crown is in and it’s as wonderful as ever. Thank you Dr. Nordman!
My mouth does not look like this anymore! No more pointy edges on my tooth!