SoCS: my broken tooth

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.” Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

“Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program” Good thing this is in English because below is the French which always takes more words “Programme ontarien de soins dentaires pour les aines” [Ok I’ve looked long enough for the French e with the thingy and can’t find ‘special characters’]

This card was sitting on my table because it expires July 31st and I was waiting for my new card. I had the card here hoping to e-mail them but there was only an 800 number which I called. They assured me my new card was in the mail and it was. I received it on Thursday. My old card just happens to be still sitting here on my table.

I am so grateful for this program! This is a low-income seniors dental program. They used to just offer emergency pulls mostly but have upgraded. Maybe they realized prevention actually saves money and teeth.

This upgrade is new. I am used to paying for cleaning and getting a tooth pulled when its beyond help because crowns are way too expensive. But this time a tooth broke off that is in my smile and that is very depressing. I assumed she would have to pull the roots out.

But this insurance now covers cleaning and check-ups! I went in for that and my dentist said she thinks she can put a post and a crown on that broken tooth! Apparently it had a root canal years ago so it wasn’t rotten; just brittle. They will apply and see if its covered. I really didn’t expect them to approve it.

The dentist office called me and said it was covered! However they couldn’t make any appointments because they were looking at August and my card expires July 31. I gave it one more week then called them Monday at the 800 number.

I am swooning with happiness that they can fix this tooth! Meanwhile I have an open root/ tooth to keep very clean. My tongue wants to keep feeling it. My first appointment is in 2 weeks so at least I’ll get something temporary over it.

Well, that was a fairly boring post but that’s what it was. My life is fairly boring but I always remember Oprah Winfrey pointing out that boring is good! Boring is no big worries or problems or things to do.

Speaking of French making things longer. . .(this is stream-of-consciousness) have you ever heard the New York cabbie making fun of the French numbers? No wonder I had such a hard time learning them!

5 thoughts on “SoCS: my broken tooth

  1. This was NOT boring! I was cheering for your good news! At first, I didn’t like the NY cab driver and thought get me out of here but stayed with it. I’m still laughing. Eric Einstein. Lol.

  2. Oh, I’m envious. Not of your broken tooth (and what is it with tongues that just won’t let that tooth be?), but with your insurance. Here, we do not have coverage for: dental, vision, hearing aides, and god knows what else (basic Medicare, which I am on because of being on Disability and poor). What? Poor old people don’t have teeth, or aren’t supposed to I guess? So I totally get your not boring teeth news!

    • I know! I’m very grateful! I know a few people who are barely over the income allowance but still can’t afford a crown! Damnit, everyone should have this!

  3. It’s funny how we can post about something that looks boring, but turns out to be a not boring post. I enjoyed reading this, and hope your tooth gets fixed just right. Oh that video is so funny! I agree with him, why make those numbers so complicated! 🙂

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