We’ve always been fortunate in repair garages. Over the years, two different shops have each at one time or another sent us home rather than charge us for work we don’t need.
“Nope, you don’t need a tune-up. Come back in six months.”
That’s the kind of service that creates loyal customers.
I was off to the dentist yesterday to have him throw a little spackle on top of a cracked tooth. While there, I asked if he could sand down the crown from May since it felt too high. He looked and agreed that yes, it could use a little off the top.
One shot of Novocain. I levitated at the first blast of cold water.
He painted numbing agent on my gum. More levitation.
Second shot of Novocain. I still groaned when I rinsed and swished.
He did the spackling, gave me a referral to an orthodontist to be evaluated for a possible root canal (Whoopee!) and I was on my way. The receptionist said they’d contact my insurance company.
My car hadn’t left their parking lot when I received a call from their office. My visit that day would be free. Amazing, when I consider that I frittered away 45 minutes in their chair and used more than my share of Novocain.
I sure hope you won't need a root canal. One of my least favorite activities. :-)ReplyDelete
Me too. But we need them - otherwise what would people use when they need an analogy for a horrible event?Delete
You have dental insurance? Wow.ReplyDelete
Don't get too impressed. It mostly only covers two cleanings a year.Delete
I was thinking the same: the waste of a perfectly good 45 minutes, and a sore mouth. Close the same dental work is about to happen to me this week, but I'll wait to complain.ReplyDelete
woo-hoo root canal, urkReplyDelete
IIII yiiii, Dental business is never about having a good time! Sorry you are likely going to have a root canal done- at least the drugs are better for that procedure.ReplyDelete
Yup - forget Novocain. I want full-out general anesthesiaDelete
You obviously don’t live where I live.ReplyDelete
I guess they felt they couldn't charge you since they didn't solve the problem. Still, as you said, pretty generous!ReplyDelete
What I didn't mention is my suspicion that their fill-in dentist (who did my crown while my dentist was away) could be the cause of some of my problems. And I wonder if my doc suspects this, too. Thus the freebie.ReplyDelete