See... as a kid I had a horrible dentist!
He would numb me... but not wait until I was numb... and then he would start drilling.
Ugggghhhh! The sound of a drill is like finger nails down a chalkboard to me. It shakes me to the core!
So, here is my childhood
And what could I do?
I mean, he would have his hands all up in my mouth!
So, I would do the only thing I knew to do. I would moan and twist my eyebrows and forehead into a topographical map of pain.
He would look at me and laugh and say "Now... what is that all about? That doesn't hurt, does it?"
"Uh huh." I would mumble.
"No, it doesn't!" he would snort as he would teasingly elbow me.
When I went to college, I found a dentist that that understood my previous dentist horrors. He was gentle and doubly numbed me so I would for sure not feel any pain. I had that dentist till last year.
I had to move on as my insurance had changed. Actually, I went to him a full year after my insurance changed because I couldn't bare the thought of having another horrible dentist. But the growing cost of dental work did not justify my fears.
I had to get all of my old fillings replaced today.(Hence the reason for having to find someone in-network)
I had came and met this dentist before-hand. I had him fill my boys' cavities (Yes, I made my babies his guinea pigs. - He did a wonderful job with them.)
As I sat in the dentist chair, I did my best to keep calm. I took deep breaths.
The dentist sat down beside me and said, "These don't look like they will be too difficult. Do you want to try and go ahead without being numbed?
"Alrighty then... I guess we will numb you up." he replied.
"Make it a double!"
He laughed. "Don't worry you won't feel a thing!"
The feeling in my mouth is just now coming back around... 5 hours later... I think I like this guy!
“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” ~Johnny Carson