I have been to the dentist once since the pandemic started and that was in the late summer. Once my cleaning was done, they wouldn’t let me leave without scheduling my next appointment. I resisted briefly but I just wanted to get out of there and I also realize if I didn’t want to go again, I could just cancel later. At the time, I had no idea what the future would hold. Maybe the pandemic would get better and it would be even safer to go to the dentist the next time.

It turns out the pandemic is now worse. It is now more dangerous that it’s ever been. My appointment is next week. The World Health Organization is still recommending delay of routine dental visits. I am going to re-schedule the appointment for January. I’m not saying I’m never going to the dentist again. It’s just a delay of thirty days, so I can re-assess what the situation will be like in the new year. I think that is prudent and logical.

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