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memo to self

Don't let another day go by without calling dentists to see how soon they can see you... Something's wrong with that back tooth, and it's generating chronic low-intensity headaches.


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Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Do you want a dentist recommendation?
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Oops, no, thanks; I plan to call Kendall Square Dental, who've been my dentists for a couple years (and, I think, they're the ones who put a filling in the tooth in question, earlier this year).

They're quite good, and have a communication style I enjoy. Kind of like Davis Dental Arts, but these guys are covered by my insurance at this job.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
yeah, the plural "dentists" confused me, I thought you were going to be calling around a bunch of dentists for some reason.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Try West Somerville Dental! I saw them today, and they could have seen me again later in the day due to cancellations people are making re weather and holiday poor planning stuff. I made another appointment for next week to have my fillings done. And I liked my dentist person, too, although I don't remember her name. But I bet I could get it for you with some effort.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Wow, that's great service! But I already got some dudes, sorry about the unclearness.
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Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Dr. Dobrin does rock, it's quite true. I was sad when I learned I couldn't go there anymore. Turns out Kendall is nearly as good.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
I know we don't know each other very well, but...

Please call your dentist _now_! Possible tooth abscesses are not to messed with. When I worked in a nursing home as a teenager, there was a middle-aged man there who was almost completely disabled (think victim of a major stroke) by a tooth abscess that he ignored until it infected part of his brain. Call now, and if your dentist is not in the office, ask who is covering.


If they do an x-ray and it isn't anything major, you can put off treating it until after the holidays, if you want to.

Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Well, I just got back from a short-notice checkup with my dentist, and he says there's nothing to worry about; what I'm feeling is just some roughness on an older filling. It may be new, it may have been there a while.

I'm thinking the headache is probably just muscle tension-related; tonight I can see if I can find the bite guard (still unopened in its original packaging) I bought some years ago, and see if that helps.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Coming in late, I see you did manage to get to the dentist already, and I'm glad. Out of curiosity, who do you see there? Dr. Callejas is who I've seen there for a few years, since Dr. Barredo (who did all of my nutty fillings) up and moved to Palm Beach.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
I see Dr. Callejas too.
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