So.... I haven't been to the dentist for... 6 years or something. Actually.... yeah, yeah, its 6 years. I stopped going once I had to start paying.
One of the side effects of having a free health service (not free- I fucking pay taxes, assholes!) is that you kind of resent having to pay for any kind of medical crap.
There ARE NHS dentists, but they are fucking impossible to find, so me and my family go to a private one. It's the same one I have always attended, and it is free upto the age of 18, but once you hit that magical one-eight, it's FUCKING INSANELY EXPENSIVE!
Remember how the dentist used to clean your teeth for you with those crazy tiny tooth brushes, and your teeth felt like they were made of marble when they were done? Well, no more, asshole, you have to pay £38 for 30 mins of being poked in the gums, and pay a further £40 for someone to SHOW YOU HOW TO BRUSH YOUR FUCKING TEETH.
I kind of KNOW how to brush my teeth, ok? I do it every single day of my goddamn life, alright asshole? Twice. so I kind of know the drill. If you will excuse the expression.
Ok, this actually has meaning. My wisdom tooth is trying to eat its way out of my face. It did this once before about 18 months ago, and it killed then, but now it hurts even worse. So I finally went to the dentist.
They gave me 'a checkup' Which was so fucking rudimentary!! And it cost me £38 fucking pounds!! I feel like I shoulda gotten a sticker or some shit at LEAST, if I am paying £38 to someone to tell me what I ALREADY FUCKING KNOW!! (that I have teeth, and that one of them is hurting).
Basically, they are not going to do anything about the tooth with actually is giving me problems. No. That, you just have to deal with missy. Sux2BU.
But they did do some xrays (£7 each) and gave me some antibiotics (£4.50) and told me that I have to come back and get some fillings (at least 3, maybe more) at £45 each. THATS GREAT, HOW ABOUT THE ONE THAT ACTUALLY HURTS??
As for the wisdom tooth, my dentist wants me to just not have anything done at all about it. I just have to live with it. WTF? I don't get it. I have a painful tooth. Give me the xrays, and take them out.
I payed for the exam and crap, and made an appointment to see the hygenist (I really fail to see why i have to pay someone to scrape the plaque (which does not exist) off of my teeth, and brush them (which I can do myself) £40)
Yeah I know its probably less than US bills, but whatfuckingever. I feel totally gypped. I went in for one thing and came out with something totally different. I honestly always feel like when you go to the garage or a phone shop and they upsell you all the crap you don't need and charge you throughthe nose for it.
Fucking dentists.but check out this weird movie poster!:
I'm hungry. Too bad I can't eat because of all that searing pain and whatnot.