SMILEY: Hi, Lia. What seems to be the problem today?
LIA: I hope you can tell me! A chunk of my tooth broke off yesterday.
SMILEY: That’s not good. Did you bite something hard?
LIA: No, I didn’t . . . that’s the weird thing. It just kind of fell out.
SMILEY: Did it hurt when it broke?
LIA: Yes, it did, just a little; but it started to hurt like crazy this morning.
SMILEY: I think we’d better take a full set of X-rays . . . Okay, open wide. Let me take a look. Oh, boy. Yes, it looks like you’ve exposed the root on your left, molar.
LIA: rgscht rfghsh!! ghs gtfhhkj?
SMILEY: Sorry. I’ll be done in a minute. I’m afraid you’ll have to have a root canal. I can put in a temporary filling, but you’ll have to come back in two weeks for the procedure.
LIA: Do I have to have a root canal? My tooth doesn’t really hurt too much.
SMILEY: If we don’t take care of this quickly, it may become infected, and it will hurt a lot. I’ll tell Dina to set up an appointment, and I’ll see you back here in two weeks, on Tuesday, the 14th, at 3 p.m.
LIA: Will the procedure hurt?
SMILEY: I’ll give you medication so that you won’t feel any pain. Relax! It’s not so bad!
- bet: be pretty sure
- checkup: an examination to be sure everything is healthy
- chunk: a big piece
- cleaning: removing anything that is on the teeth; comfy: comfortable
- exposed: open
- filling: substance put into a hole in the tooth to protect it I freebie: something special you get without paying
- have something checked out: have something looked at or examined
- hygienist: a professional who cleans your teeth with special tools
- I’m afraid: unfortunately
- infected: filled with bacteria and very sore!
- instruments: special tools
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