Looking forward to the dentist – say what??????

Posted on June 17, 2020


dentist office

These sure are strange and interesting times. No wonder I am exhausted all the time. I do an extensive benefit/risk analysis before I ever leave the house. Is the benefit I may get more than the risk of catching COVID? I do this even before I take my walks.

I had a teeth cleaning appointment last week. I went back and forth on whether or not to cancel it. With my dental issues, I need to see the dentist every 3 months. I was afraid if I canceled this appointment, by the time my next appointment came up, we’d be in the midst of another COVID outbreak. Ack, what to do? What to do?

Well, I decided to “brave it” and keep my appointment. The sad thing was that once I resigned myself to going to the dentist, I was actually looking forward to it. It would be a change of
scenery, plus I would get to see some new people. How sad is that?

By the way, I felt very safe at my dentist. Aside from the dentist and the hygienist, I was the only other person in the office. The dentist and hygienist wore complete hazmat suits, no virus was getting anywhere near them or me!

When I mentioned to the hygienist about looking forward to coming, she laughed and said a lot of people were saying that. We are all going stir crazy.

But, you know what? The COVID numbers in Massachusetts are going down. Everyone is wearing a mask. We are all taking this very seriously and it shows. I feel bad for other parts of the country that are experiencing a surge in cases.

What things are you looking forward to that surprise you?

Dentist office from wannaoreo, under Creative Commons licensing.