Jean has been experiencing a drama with her mouth. In mid March she had a new crown inserted but not without its issues.
The usual performance with my dentist is a visit to the dentist with a problem, being advised a crown is the solution, a second long visit where they shape the tooth and affix a temporary crown while a more robust one is manufactured and a final short visit to have it cemented in place.
But not with her dentist. First visit was advice to have a crown, second visit to have the tooth shaped then left bare for a week while a temporary crown is made, a third visit to do some touch up and fit the temporary crown, a fourth visit to install the new crown. Oh bugger it doesn't fit, back on with the temporary. Fifth visit oops dropped the new crown on the floor, quick rinse and cement it in place, not quite perfect but we'll grind away for a while till it allows your mouth to close. Final inspection by the other senior dentist, a bit more grinding and off you go.
Mid May arrives and not all is right with the mouth, still doesn't feel right and is painful. Not sleeping well at night. Can feel something like floss stuck around the tooth. Another visit, can't find anything wrong but your sinus doesn't look good.
In desperation she tries my dentist for a second opinion.
Oh yes here's one issue there's dental cement in between the crown and the other tooth. Oh here's some more cement at the back of the crown. You can imagine that something as small as a grain of cement in the mouth feels like Ayres.
Then there is the tap, tap of dye paper to test the fit with its opposing tooth. That's ok. Now try it again grinding to the left. That's ok. Now try again grinding to the right. Ah there's a problem, it's catching. A little more grinding and it's fine. A good look around the mouth for any other issues. Your sinus looks fine. Leave it a week and see how it goes.
Already the next morning she is feeling great.
Some people are just really good at what they do.