My mum went to the dentist today and asked if they had the letter yet. First of all they said no, but then found it! They don't really seem to know what they're doing there! But anyway, I've got a new appointment next Friday 25th March. So I'm glad that it's before my hospital appointment and won't interfere with braces, but I'm still annoyed I've got to go all the way back to Kent again just cos they probably lost the letter in the first place!! Oh well, at least I'm making progress...slowly!
Aah I'm so annoyed! I was meant to be getting all my fillings sorted out at the dentist yesterday so that the orthodontist can get on with the braces, and my orthodontist sent him a letter saying that I've got decay under one of my fillings so he needs to sort that out before my braces. But when I was there, firstly, he didn't put fillings where I needed them regardless of the orthodontist's letter - he just put this stupid white stuff over the black dots on my teeth, but there are still black bits there, I think he must be blind!
Secondly, when I said about the letter he said he didn't know anything about it. He went to talk to the receptionists and they said they've got no record of it, so he told me to ring my ortho and then as soon as they get the letter I can make another appointment. But 1) this means I'm going to have to make another hour and a half journey back from uni to go, and 2) I'm worried it might set everything back, and that I won't get my braces on for even longer! He asked me if I knew which tooth it was, which obviously I didn't - I have more than one filling and he's the dentist not me!! And he said he didn't want to do any more x-rays to find out for himself for some reason.
So when I got home I rang the hospital. At first the woman said that they were 3 weeks behind with their typing, so I thought that would explain it. But then she rang me back and said that they had no record of the letter. And then she rang again later and said that it had gone out on 16th February, which is when I saw the orthodontist, and that it was a personally hand written letter from my ortho to my dentist. Personally I think it's just the dentists who have lost it!! So she said she'll ring the dentist and fax the letter to them. My mum's going to the dentist on Tuesday so she'll check that they've actually got it! I'm going to be so annoyed if this sets things even further back!
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