I don’t much like going to the dentist but went last week and had my teeth cleaned. The dentist found a spot on a tooth that he had filled in 2013 and told me to come back today and he would refill it free. So I have an appointment today at 10:30 AM.
I am always wondering how people pulled their teeth back before there were dentists around. My dad did not have any teeth and was with my mother (before I was born) when he had a toothache and went to the dentist in Lewisburg, Ohio. He was given a shot of whiskey and the dentist pulled the tooth. I guess it hurt so much that he told the dentist to pull all of his teeth and the dentist refused but my day made the dentist so mad that he ended up walking out without a single tooth in his head. My mom said the first thing he did when he got outside was put a wad of Mail Pouch chewing tobacco in his mouth, and spit some blood and drove back home. He ended up having three sets of false teeth but only wore a set long enough to visit the bus station where he would meet and pick up some woman he had sent money to, so she would come to Dayton to meet my dad. If, after getting her home, and taking his false teeth out, she didn’t like him or he didn’t like her, he would take her back down to the bus station in Dayton and buy her a ticket to get her back home. They slept together that one night and I was never around to know what happened to any of them but they all came and went back except Marie, the last one, who stayed with him until after he had died and was buried. They she left and disappeared. I was in the Army and was not there when they sold his household goods and the two building lots he owned and the house he had lived in. When I got home the house belonged to someone else.