My Warrior returned home from class this morning with a missing filling. Just fell right out. While this happens to everyone I am sure, one problem with this one is that it left very little tooth. One side was down to the gum and what’s left over the root is quite thin.
But that’s not the biggest problem.
When he dialed up the trusty dental clinic, explaining that he cannot eat without pain he is told:
“Chew on the other side.”
And my personal favorite:
“You are lucky, there is a cancelation on October 14th or you would have to wait until December.”
No immediately getting him seen so he can eat. No concern about the wait. No offer to refer to a civilian dentist. What average disabled Warrior has the available cash for an emergency dental appointment? That’s right, they don’t.
But it’s okay.
We appreciate your service.