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Emergency Dental Work on Vacation

Thanksgiving was one heck of a vacation. I flew in late Tuesday night with my girlfriend and tons of luggage. We arrived at Albany International Airport at 7:08 PM, breezed through security and hopped in an Uber.  We rode to Price Chopper on Route 9 in Latham, NY, where we grabbed some quick snacks. Then, we sat down at JJ Rafferty’s Bar and Grill to have a quick dinner. Right after, we rented a scooter to drive to my parent’s house.  That was a mistake!  It’s too cold to be riding that right now. I could barely feel my hands with the wind whipping by.  We were making a lane change near 847 New Loudon Rd and some guy in a Camaro cut us off. I slammed on the brakes and we flipped off the scooter and rolled off the side of the road. As we were falling, my girlfriend hit her face on the handlebar and broke her tooth. We didn’t have any other injuries, but that one didn’t look good. She was in a lot of pain, so I started searching for an emergency dentist in Latham. That’s when I came across They were the only dentist office that offered emergency dental services around the clock, so I called them right away. The head dentist was able to see us at their office within 15 minutes of my call. After a quick mouth inspection, he informed my girlfriend that she would have to have her tooth extracted and would need to use an oral prosthesis going forward. The process to remove it was quick, although it looked like it still hurt, even with Novocain injections. Luckily, we have good insurance. Our dental co-pay was only $100 for a procedure like this.  The denture creation wasn’t something that could be done right away, so we came back on Saturday to discuss that. Overall, it was a very interesting Thanksgiving weekend. I feel lucky that Latham Dental Pros answered the phone on Tuesday night, and I don’t think I’ll be renting any more of those scooters any time soon.