Emer McLysaght: Gritting my teeth and heading to the dentist

The Chair of Doom looms large in the nightmares of many, but imagine how society – and our smiles – would look if dentists weren’t on hand to get us through our dental crises

8th November, 2020
Emer McLysaght: Gritting my teeth and heading to the dentist
Going to the dentist is stressful but not having access to a dentist is equally horrifying

I’m getting two fillings tomorrow. Two fillings, on the same side, top and bottom, first thing on a Monday morning. Even the receptionist had the good grace to wince when I made the appointment.

I thought I had a rockier road ahead of me, truth be told. When I went for my six-month check-up last week, more than two years after my last visit, I assumed every tooth in my head would be...

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