Thursday, December 11, 2008

All for a great smile


So, I really REALLY don't like going to the dentist.

Let me give you some background. I never used to mind going to the dentist. (Although I did HATE fluoride treatments as a kid. But I must say, the fun end-of-the-visit-treasure-chest always made up for those disgusting fluoride trays.)

Anyway, I never had a problem going to the dentist...until last year. That is when my phobia began. I went to my dentist for my routine 6 month cleaning when...gasp...I had two cavities! I was devastated. I had my first cavity the year before, but this time was completely different.

The hygienist came in and asked if I needed laughing gas and I replied "Nah, I'm a pro at this...I have no problems" (as I've had procedures done in the past). Boy was I wrong.

The dentist came in and gave me a couple shots of Novocain. Something didn't feel right. My mouth wasn't numb. So, the dentist gave me 2 more shots. He poked my mouth few minutes later and I shrieked "OW, I felt that!". Well, about 7 shots in, he realized that I was completely immune to the Novocain. He gave me another shot (of something I don't remember the name of) and said, "Well, this oughta work." So, he began drilling. After about 4 seconds of that horrid sound...I literally jumped out of my chair 3 feet into the air. I felt EVERY BIT of the drilling. They had to put me on Vicodin from all the pain.

That is when I began hating the dentist.

However, today I had a dentist appointment and it went great. No cavities and they said I have some great pearly whites. However, I must say how awkward it is when they're cleaning your teeth and start asking you questions. I feel rude not answering so I start talking and then spit, plaque and toothpaste start spraying everywhere. Awkward.

Oh well. At least I don't have to go back for another 6 months.


Ashley said...

Ouch! That hurts just thinking about it! You're lucky - I go to the dentist every 6 weeks. Ugh! I have braces though so hopefully in a few months I'll have a nice set of pearly whites to show off! I'm trying to work in a free professional teeth whitening... I mean... I'm paying them a lot of money.. it's the least they can do! Haha!

Laur said...

You HAVE to be kidding me, Sang!! I had a dentist appointment on 12/11, too! Shoot I only have 2 apps in 365 days... and I happen to have one the SAME day as my sister :)

We really ARE Besties aren't we?