Monday, December 31, 2007

In Which Your Faithful Narrator Talks About an Upcoming Dentist Visit

Going to the dentist is always so much fun. I think the expectation of going to the dentist is actually worse than the actual experience. I think I am in the majority of Americans that find the idea of going the dentist frightening, to say the least. Of course, the sadistic dentist scene from Little Shop of Horrors doesn't help much.

I'm only going for a cleaning and a check-up, but I'm sure I'll end with a "you've got a cavity in your wisdom teeth." Yes, I have my wisdom teeth, all four of them. I have a "big mouth" according one dentist I went to a few years back, so there is plenty of room in my gob for all those teeth. Also, I didn't have braces a kid, I guess that's important. I remember when my wisdom teeth came in. It didn't hurt that much, a little ache, but that was it. I was actually pretty happy about that because I saw what my friends went through when they had their ripped out and I wasn't down with that at all.

So, I sit here, visualizing that worst possible cased scenerios of sadistic dentists.


thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Hope it goes/went well.

For me, the worst part is the fear that the equipment isn't properly cleaned between patients.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

[Rumor has it that may be how I got my nearly lethal mono, since I first got sick about 4 weeks after a visit to the dentist... and the incubation period for mono is 4-6 weeks]

loofrin said...

always with the pessimism, thirdworst.