Saturday, October 14, 2006

Adventures in Dentristy

So I finally went to the dentist for my check up and cleaning, only to be told my silver fillings were aging, and some to the point of "leaking." What this means is that some of them have to be replaced. Somehow, I made an appointment to have the work done, and filled with DREAD I went on Thursday am.
I didn't sleep much the night before, because I hate getting teeth drilled and in my mind, taking old fillings out didn't seem pleasant at all. On my way there, the sky was black, and it started to down pour. On the radio that song "SOS" was playing. Yeah, somebody please help me SOS. I get there, and am sitting in the chair, my stomach in a knot and the radio is now playing "The waiting is the hardest part." I look skyward, convinced somebody is reading my mind.
My new dentist is really good, and he has some cool high tech toys. One being a little wandy thing that takes a close up photo of each tooth to be viewed on the computer screen. Cool! He shows me that he is going to work on three teeth! I almost broke the arm off the chair. I was thinking one. THEN he tells me he isn't going to use any novicane. There goes the other chair arm. What in hell is this man thinking? Before I can react, he is drilling. And it doesn't hurt. In an hour, I have three fillings replaced. Out went the old silver and in went the new composite, which is actually teeth colored. My teeth look so much better. And it didn't hurt. Really. This man is goooood. I am telling everyone I know about him. Never in 35 years and about 5 different dentists has dental work been done so well in my mouth. Amazing.

1 comment:

J.P. said...

Who is your dentist? Is he taking new patients?