I haven't been to the dentist for over a year, they were closed during the first lockdown when I should have been going for a check up. I have a wobbly tooth, it's been wobbly for a while but wasn't causing me any problems, I just made sure not to crunch anything with it. Well, unfortunately I did the other day and it's now a bit looser and a bit sore, so I had to bite the bullet (not with that tooth though 😂) and phone the dentist yesterday. I didn't even know if they were open...I was almost wishing they're not, as I really hate going. Well, turns out they are....sort of. They are currently only doing emergency appointments, anything else gets added to a 'list', and they do 'a few' of those per week. Apparently, my wobbly tooth isn't an emergency, unless it becomes infected or the pain becomes unbearable! And they are only doing TWO emergencies per day, along with the occasional one or more off the 'list' - I presume to allow for the extra cleaning in between patients, and to restrict the numbers of people for social distancing purposes. They won't give appointment dates for the non emergencies, just saying they'll ring when it gets nearer your turn! So I guess we're supposed to just drop everything when we get a phone call 😒
And to make matters worse, apparently my lovely dentist Emma, who was so good with my nervousness, has left, so when I do eventually get seen, I shall have to get used to a new one. Grrrr!