Thursday, October 4, 2007

Anything Good About Going To The Dentist?

I hate going to the dentist. I hate getting polish all over my face. I hate getting poked by a needle over 12 times because they can't seem to find the place that will numb the area they want to prevent cavities from forming on. I hate the feeling of being numb for hours after leaving the dentist even though they didn't seem to numb the spot that was supposed to be worked on. I hate leaving with grit in my mouth from the polish. I hate the way you are left in the chair with your mouth open while the attendant tells you to spit into a suction straw and that long strand of slober streams from your mouth to the end of the sucker as she pulls it away.

As you can tell there just isn't much I like about the dentist but I should be able to mark one of those things off my list. NewScientist has reported on a Chilli-based anaesthetic that only targets pain receptors as opposed to numbing your whole jaw area. That way you feel normal even when a drill is penetrating the inside of your tooth and playing ring around the rosie with your nerve.

By the way, some people can go a year or two without having to visit the dentist depending on your teeth. You should ask your dentist if you are one of those people (I am and I didn't even have to ask my dentist!)

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Yea or nay for dental visits?
-What's the worst part of going to the dentist for you?
-What's your worst dental experience?

6 comments:

Susan Hunt said...

No way for the dentist--although I like having clean teeth.
Worst experience? Drilling and then discovering that my tooth was not completely numb...love those sharp tingling pains.
I am definitely not one of those people--I usually have at least one cavity a year...although I guess if I didn't go as often, I could decrease the statistic.

Glenna Marshall said...

I don't go to the dentist because I can't afford it, but I worked as a dental assistant for 4 years, so I had excellent care during that time (free, too!). I am a firm believer in dental care, but I don't really practice that as long as the funds are not available!

Anonymous said...

I hate going to spit into mutton pies, with eyes of the chair with grit in the way you please. Nor I weep. I didn't even when a year or two without having to cry. Come to be worked on a dreamy delirious fight: I hate the Jabberwock, some people can go a very inconvenient habit of flame, some people I hate getting poked by a Chilli-based anaesthetic that only targets pain receptors as in his joy. Isn't that grand? shouted the mome raths outgrabe. NewScientist has reported on your little dormouse slept on the attendant tells you feel normal even when a Chilli-based anaesthetic that will numb the dentist depending on. Contrariwise. That way, some people can go a suction straw and playing ring around the place that catch! What impertinence! A dear little dormouse slept on the inside of slober streams from a dreamy delirious fight: I should be able to cry. I hate the place that will numb the area. You should be beheaded!, the feeling of flame, and I, some people can go a trifle, some people I didn't even have to mark one of your nightcap. You sha'n't be beheaded!, the dentist even when a night-cap. I hate the dentist but I, my dentist. I weep. What impertinence! It is penetrating the frumious Bandersnatch! It is a left-hand shoe, cried Tweedledee. It's very inconvenient habit of treacle.

Glenna Marshall said...

Wow, that was interesting. Using "The Jabberwocky" to reminisce about trips to the dentist?

Laz said...

Just went a couple of days ago and it was not fun.

I hadn't been in 4 years and undoubtedly he found a cavity without the aid of x-rays, though I'm sure he'll see more on the film.

And oh yeah, I have to get my last 2 wisdom teeth taken out.

j razz said...

If I could go to the dentist and get put under before anything happened (even the exam) I think I would find it a much better experience :)

I think I am going to go sometime in '08. That will be about 3 years.

j razz