"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort










Thursday, June 04, 2009

Ow...

So I went to the dentist on Tuesday. I lived. As I am writing and breathing. I really didn't feel getting the shots, she numbed me, and then said she just had her fingers in my mouth. Then she said she was done. Huh?

Today I feel the shots. Ow.

I decided I'm the biggest investment I'll ever make. Some people say its a car, or a house. But, I'm more deserving of my money than any stupid house or car. So, I don't care if it cost more money to have my teeth look nice. I'm not putting crappy silver fillings in my mouth. I say crappy silver because as I've said, I can't stand metal in my mouth. If you have them its fine.

I opted to get resin fillings. Which she sealed, and she said I wouldn't have to go thru it again. This is what not going to the dentist for 16 years gets you. Modern technology. You can't even tell I have fillings. I have three on the right side now. And they don't get cold when I drink.

You know, I'm friends with my dentists Mom, so she kept stopping and telling me it looked like I was going to rip the arms off of her chair. After I found out I wouldn't be charged if I did, I kept holding on for dear life.

But it wasn't as horrible as I had imagined. I made them shoot me twice with novacain though. I told them I felt pain when they poked me. The assistant said, pressure or pain? I said I don't know, it feels pokey!!! Questions like that are hard to answer! I want to feel nothing, ok?

After my ordeal I got home at 4:30 and slept until 8. I was so stressed out. I go back in a week to have my last one done. Then it's time to start with the eye Dr. I don't like the eye Dr. either because they shoot you in the eye with air, and tell you not to blink 15 times when they do it until they finally get you right in the eyeball.

I really think I may have conquered my fear of the dentist. It's all in the mind. The mind is quite powerful.

5 comments:

Sue said...

I used to have a terrible fear of the dentist too. With modern equipment though it is not as bad as I think we remember when we were kids. I recently had a bunch of work done too, and it was not bad either. Cheers!

Maxie said...

I'm not scared of the dentist, just how much money it's going to cost!

Glad everything turned out okay.

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

See, there? You did survive! Dentists don't scare me but I had braces as a kid and am use to being poked in the mouth (oh, you could have so much fun with that one, huh?). Good thing you got your cavities covered! Now, you shouldn't have any bad experiences. Just regular check ups. :-)

Andhari said...

I'm way too scared of the dentist, I totally have to visit one soon though to check up. I haven't gone in years.

Teena in Toronto said...

I despise going to the dentist! I need lots of shots ... my tolerance for pain seems to be low. Then I crank my ipod to tune her out.