Having just discovered that a tiny fragment from one of my fillings was missing, I registered with a dentist and went for an initial dental check-up. It included X-rays.
I bit down on a piece of plastic while an X-ray imaging machine was placed against my cheek. I knew that I would have to lie still – although the dentist did not mention anything – so that the resulting image would not be blurry.
As the dentist and his assistant stepped out of the room while the X-ray was taken, the squeaky floor moved. When the dentist returned I drew his attention to this fact and his only answer was that “Ah, another patient told me the same thing…”
Next, the machine was placed against my other cheek. Again, the dentist and this assistant hurried to leave the room. This time the floor trembled so hard that the X-ray head moved up and down while the image was taken. I did not say anything this time.
The whole exam lasted less than 10 minutes and I felt like it was all done in a rush to get me in-and-out as quickly as possible.
I have not seen the X-ray images, but I am sure they are blurry.
The question is: would you return for a filling? or would you look for another dentist?
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