Annoyance Due To Covid 19.

I felt unusually hungry yesterday at tea time and had a few biscuits with my tea. This brought to my notice an annoyance that seems to be without any resolution in the near future.

India has been locked down now for 120 days with on and off easing of lockdown. Such a lockdown has its own problems for the youngsters in the family but, for me, that per se has not been a major annoyance bar one problem.

Just before the lockdown, I had given measurements for a set of dentures to replace my old ones which were giving me problems while chewing hard stuff. The mould was made and I was to go for trials with  trial dentures when the lockdown was declared and dentists particularly had to shut down being in a high risk occupations.

It has been four months now since I have been still using the old dentures and the adventure with the biscuits yesterday brought home to me the unfairness of it all.

20 thoughts on “Annoyance Due To Covid 19.”

  1. I can well imagine that issue…and having to put up with something like that…not knowing when all will be remedied. And by the time you can be fitted with them, you might well on a waiting list/queue!
    Dentistry was one area that didn’t recommence for some time…to do with the mouth/nose = virus situation…possibly it will be same for your country.

  2. four months!
    that seems like an excessively long time even considering the covid lockdown.
    almost HALF A YEAR. good grief.
    Angus… a blogger that I follow in France just broke a tooth on a cherry pit and went to the dentist. they prescribed him an antibiotic and told him to come back in three or four weeks because they were all going on vacation!
    apparently any kind of health matter has gone by the wayside these days.

  3. Here in the UK, anyone with a serious dental problem has been up against it during lockdown with so many dentists having shut up shop and only a small number of emergency dental centres available. Prescribing antibiotics and telling you to come back later (which is also happening over here) is totally inadequate. Dentists in NI have only just reopened for routine care and no doubt there is a long waiting list for appointments. Luckily Jenny and I haven’t needed any urgent treatment, and we both had our annual check-up just before the lockdown.

  4. Oh that is so rough Ramana, the few remaining pleasures in this malignant environment is eating and enjoying good food.
    Dentists are open here but wearing all the gear and double sanitizing patients. I found this out from daughter who broke a crown. She felt she was on a space ship.
    Good luck and I hope it gets sorted with dentist-pity.

    XO
    WWW

  5. Not good!

    Our dentist office reopened several weeks ago and three days before they reopened, I received a call saying they had me scheduled for my triannual cleaning the first day they were open!

    Would I be able to keep the appointment? she asked.

    After hesitating for a very short period, I said, “No, I really don’t think I want to do that.”

    We haven’t seen any COVID issues from reopening of health care offices, barbershops or beauty salons and I’ve already had a haircut, so I guess I’ll keep the dental appointment next week and my optometrist appointment the next day.

    I also saw my cardiologist on Monday. That was a Twilight Zone experience, having a screening in the vestibule before going in to check-in and everyone in the waiting room in face coverings and social distancing. (Good news is that my routine every-six-month checkup interval has been extended to 9 months.)

    1. I reproduce what I said to another friend on the same issue. “There are two issues here. One, I am a Senior with COPD and two, the problem is with the denture maker. He is unable to source material as well as be mobile. The dentist naturally is very wary of treating me as I am of going to her clinic and I actually feel sorry for the latter whose business now must be in the doldrums.” Thankfully, so far I have not had to consult any other doctor for anything else and I hope that till things settle down, I stay like that.

    1. Thank you for commenting here Sunil. I am flattered that you read my blog posts. There are two issues here. One, I am a Senior with COPD and two, the problem is with the denture maker. He is unable to source material as well as be mobile. The dentist naturally is very wary of treating me as I am of going to her clinic and I actually feel sorry for the latter whose business now must be in the doldrums.

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