well, I guess I shouldn't stereotype all men. My DH is a baby. He broke a tooth. An upper molar.
First off let me start by saying he hasn't been to a dentist in years. After they did that major deep gum surgery stuff he's never been back. I finally got to the point (after being married all these years) that he is an adult, just like me, and he can go or not go. I'm not his mom and got tired of trying to be.
I think part of the tooth broke off. Honestly, if he could have, I'm pretty sure he would have just pulled the whole tooth out, himself. But, again...that's probably to do with the big baby part....I told him do not even ask me to help him do that. Not happening!
We were outside that afternoon chatting with our neighbor and dh told him about his tooth and they were joking about him pulling it out. Then he said our neighbor guy down the road about a mile actually set his own broken leg one time! Didn't want to go to a doctor. OMG. Men! I said well, call him, maybe he'll pull your tooth out, LOL.
So, Thursday he says I guess you'd better call a dentist and get me in to have it pulled. He actually thought he was going to get an appointment that same day or Friday! I called 3 dentists in the city and of course none could get him in that day (It was afternoon by then anyway) and they don't work Fridays. Then I found an emergency dental place that their website said was a walk in, first come first served. I had a 10am phone meeting I couldn't get out of, so I told him they open at 7:15. Be there waiting when they open and most likely you can be one of the first and get in and out. Nope. He can't go by himself, so he says he'll wait for my meeting to get done. I told him, well, then be prepared to wait, because I'm sure there will be others waiting in front of you. He was like "oh, how busy can they be?"
So, we get there at 11:30. Sorry, we are booked for the rest of the day. Well....if you want to wait 90 minutes and the next one doesn't show back up for their "appt" (which is showing up and having them put your name on the list of available openings for the day), you get it, if you are here. Said they already had 3 no shows for the morning. Then another of the 4 receptionists pipes up, that hold on, they maybe can squeeze him in. So, they actually do. They evaluate and do an xray. Tell him they think the tooth is/can be saved and recommend getting a crown. But, they don't do crowns there.
When we were driving back home he made some comment about a crown, he
wasn't really sure what they are. I said I have 3 of them! They aren't
really that big of deal......other all mine turned into also needing
freaking root canals! I told him half my teeth are fake! well, not
really, but 3 molars are and 2 other teeth are mostly fake/veneer cap
So, had to wait until this morning to call and get an appointment somewhere. I called the dentist office in the town nearest to us (a little closer than driving to the city, at least) and was surprised she said then can get him in at 3:30 today. I asked if it was possible to get the xray taken at the other place sent over, so maybe we didn't have to pay for another xray. It took a couple of calls, but they did email over the xray.
So, $1560 and almost 2 hours later, DH has a temporary crown on now. He has to go back in a couple of weeks to have the permanent one put on..