Friday, February 18, 2011


As I’d mentioned the other day (Toothless in Seattle), I’d gone to see my dentist to have my lower denture adjusted.  He had determined that five lower teeth were loose and ultimately would have to come out and a new denture made.  He did what he could to adjust my existing partial, but it hurts my mouth, so I have not been wearing it.

So Wednesday I returned to see if any more adjustment could be made, and to ask a few questions.  He did adjust it a bit more, but my mouth has been too sore to wear it even if it fits.

And he answered some questions for me.  How much was this going to cost me?  About what I had anticipated, plus whatever the dental surgeon charges for his work.  It may be that the dental surgery is covered by Medicare, but I’ll have to ask.

How long will it be from the time of the extractions to the receiving of my new denture, given that my mouth will have to heal before impressions can be made?  My mouth will have to heal for three months --  THREE MONTHS? -- and then about three weeks to take the impressions and have the denture made.

THREE MONTHS?  Yikes!  I’ll need to drink my meals.  But then my dentist quite surprised me.  He said that right after the extractions, he could have a temporary partial made for me while my mouth heals.  He didn’t have the cost of a temporary, but his nurse will get that for me.

So now I’m thinking to start having this done in early March.  Then it might all be done by my birthday.  Wow!  What a birthday gift!

I can use some humor.  How about you?

Customer:   My keyboard  is not working anymore.
Tech  support:   Are you sure it's plugged into the computer?
Customer:   No I can't  get behind the computer.
Tech  support:    Pick up your keyboard and walk 10 paces back.
Customer: !   OK
Tech support:   Did the  keyboard come with you?
Customer:  Yes
Tech support:   That means the keyboard  is not plugged in. Is there another keyboard?
Customer:   Yes, there's another one here. Ah that one does work..


  1. Just in time to blow out the candles and enjoy the cake. Maybe Alison can bring you some soup this spring? It should only take her about three seconds to whip some up.

  2. I was just thinking, did the VitaMix reps get wind of this yet?