Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Trust me... I'm a dentist

Okay... I can honestly say going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do. It doesn't even come to a close second... or five hundredth.

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 masochist dentist drilling away, while the whole time I'm writhing in pain.

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?

"Absolutely NOT!"

"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


  1. I think we had the same dentist as kids.

  2. Hmmm...who was your dentist? Did his name begin with an H?

  3. I also hate going to the dentist. My guy is pretty good but I still can't stand sitting in that chair and listening to the drill.

  4. I think the older dentist were from satan. I to have a hate for them. I to this day would rather give birth than go.

  5. I am also freakin terrified of the dentist. I had a bad one for my kids when they were little that completely tramatized my daughter. so when we moved and found a new one it had to be a peds dentist.

    She now may never be the same. it was so tramatic.

    When I go they have to knock me out.

  6. My little brother went to a dentist that pulled a tooth with out the numbing medication kicking in. I don't think they should be allowed to be a dentist if they do that too patients!

  7. Wanna hear something sad? I couldn't even read the whole post because it made my teeth hurt just thinking about it!!

  8. I hate the dentist too. I've got a great one, and I still hate going. I always tell him to numb me up big time. I had to have a root canal this year. NOT FUN.


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