Words of an ailurophile
At the dentist
by, 06-06-2011 at 03:58 AM (271 Views)
I was at the dentist today... Actually I just got home, and I'm pretty glad that the anesthetics is still working.
I have generally really bad teeth. Mainly because I'm seriously addicted to sugar. So there where lot to be done, and I knew that probably most of my teeth had to go.
I was really nervous when I sat and waited in the waiting room, but I tried to keep my mind on other things... Like why dentists always have such weird art hanging. Why there are never any good magazines to read. And where exactly that smell comes from, that all dentists clinics have, that always make your heart beat just a bit faster.
I got in, we talked about what to do about my teeth, but for now he wanted to remove two of my wisdom teeth in the right side, that was completely ruined (like many other teeth). Despite of enough anesthetics, its still not a pleasant experience when you can feel how your whole scull is creaking when he uses that enormous chisel to knock the tooth loose.. I was constantly afraid that with that brutality, the chisel would slip and knock out some of my few good teeth..
When he started on the second one, he told me that this had to be an operation, because most of the tooth was hiding behind my gum. Fair enough, I thought to myself... Fortunately I couldn't feel a thing when he started to cut, so I started to think about the word 'operation', how it sounded and how it is bend.. I figured this was a nice way to keep my mind on other things..
Before I knew it, he took what to me seemed like a little miniature saw, because my tooth had to be split... Even though I still couldn't feel anything, the sound and the intensity was really unpleasant, so I automaticly started to think about the word 'operation' (to think about something else) and in that second I realized that it only made things much worse.
Anyway, now the most sore of all my teeth is finally gone. But it also means that I have absolutely no molars in the lower right side.
I got some painkillers, and a large bill (I wonder why you should have to pay so much, for something so uncomfortable..) and now I have to figure out what to eat for dinner, because I can't eat anything hot..
Tomorrow is my last exam, and I really don't hope that any pain will keep me from concentrating, or falling asleep tonight.