I phoned Mr P. when I was away at the weekend, and his excitement at getting a new NHS dentist had been turned into something I can only call down-right depression. The charming dentist told him that both the bridges in his lower mouth were going to have to come out as the teeth underneath were un-saveable and he would have to have…..
( I am whispering this as Mr P. is still feeling a bit sensitive) a back denture on both sides, plus expensive root canal work. Mr P. did not quite realise how much it would upset him, but it did. Thank the Lord I bullied him into getting a second opinon. All is ok…. the teeth can be saved. Hurrah! If you ask me nicely, and live locally I will name and shame, but only with a quiet whisper in your shell-like.
Did you know in about 20 years from now we might be growing new teeth with the aid of new technology and no-one will ever need to wear wood, metal, pottery, mercury or rubber in their mouths again. Also many people are popping over to places like Bulgaria to get cheaper screw in teeth and the like, so if yours have already been removed, there is still hope of replacement.
Enough on teeth!
We celebrated the good news with a vegetarian lunch in the famous Drummond Street Ravi Shankar ( from the menu, not the buffet). The lunch was lovely and oh my…how nice have the staff become. I remember years ago, they were very grumpy, now they are all smiles and hearts -and it looks like they have given the place a lick of paint too. They have a different veggie ‘lunch of the day’ each day of the week – Wunch was an delcious veg biryani, with baby aubergines in it, which Mr. P had, and I had my favourite, Masala Dosa ( a big rice pancake filled with spicy potato, served with a coconut and little veg stewy daal side dish). Popped into the amazing spice shop next door and took bags of corriander and cumin seeds and big lumps of cinnamon bark. Hurrah for second opinons……!
SONG OF THE DAY – HUMAN NATURE -STEVIE WONDER -Glastonbury 2010