So I went back to the periodontist and am told I need a “deep cleaning” due to crud building up under the gumline, and that maybe that would address the pain behind tooth #23 (see 8/13/02). But regardless, I need the deep cleaning anyway. The deep cleaning consists of poking around and scraping deep under the gumline with little metal tools, all under the influence of Novocain. Your whole mouth. Fine, whatever. As I schedule my appointment for two weeks, what is this dentist offering as a snack for people in the reception room? Chocolate cake. Sounds like job security to me.

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