5 Things you Don’t Want to Hear from your Dentist

So yesterday I went to the dentist. I’m not big on dentists – no offence to any dentist readers. It’s my own fear. Lots of people feel the same way. The good news about my dentist is that his office is right next to an In-N-Out. Sweet! And, the way parking turned out last night, I was overlooking the In-N-Out parking lot as a kind of friendly reminder of what was to come. This is exciting because last time I forgot to go!!

So I get to the office & sit in the chair. It turns out that it’s a new chair with lots of gadgets & digital displays. I’m a geek, so this is ANOTHER good sign!

And then the torture begins.

So here are the 5 things you never want to hear from tour dentist:
5. I’ll just burn it off in place.
4. I’ll have to figure out how to control the bleeding.
3. Open. Wider. Wider. Wider. Wider. Wider. Good. Now hold it.
2. Hold this in your teeth and bite down. Now hold that for 4 minutes. I’ll be right back. (Then after waiting for 4 minutes that seemed eternally longer…) Ok, let’s take a look. No, this isn’t quite right. We’ll have to do it again.

And the #1 thing you don’t want to hear from your dentist:
1. Oops.

And I heard ’em all. Last night.

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