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(Metro)   Knowing that the drill is the worst part of going to the dentist, an innovative dentist creates a song-playing drill to ease surgery fears. Bonus: It comes with its very own disco lights   (metro.co.uk) divider line 58
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2012-10-02 08:45:49 PM
Just my luck I'd get an dentist that plays this.
 
2012-10-02 08:51:35 PM
 
2012-10-02 09:03:15 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Just my luck I'd get an dentist that plays this.


I really don't have much of a problem with the drill, it's the high pitched cleaning machine that sends me.

/I don't even have a problem with the smell of burning bone when getting the drill (I used to drill dried human femur bones for testing hip implants.... but that's another story)
 
2012-10-02 09:07:11 PM
my dentist uses a laser
 
2012-10-02 09:24:20 PM
What a fantastic idea! Every reputable dentist should emulate this visionary(the sooner,the better,as I'd like to be able to request Beethoven's 9th Symphony during my next visit)!
 
2012-10-02 09:32:59 PM

FloydA: When I was younger, just a bad little kid,
My mama noticed funny things I did,


Excellent!! Was waiting for this.

/ dad was a character actor and did the national theater tour
 
2012-10-02 09:44:27 PM
Play some dubstep and no one would be able to tell the difference.
 
2012-10-02 09:46:36 PM
What the fark kind of dental work requires for the drill to be applied to the tooth continuously for the length of an entire song? I had 8 farking fillings redrilled and filled a while back, and my dentist only needed to drill each tooth for a few seconds at a time.
 
2012-10-02 09:47:12 PM
If it came to a choice between this:
resources3.news.com.au

or

www.oralanswers.com

I might choose:

www.oralanswers.com
 
2012-10-02 09:49:14 PM
Get a good enough dentist who gives you enough anesthetic, and you don't have to fear the drill.

I've had *root canals* where the most unpleasant part of the experience was the itchy rubber lip while the anesthetic wears off.
 
2012-10-02 09:50:28 PM

Apos: What a fantastic idea! Every reputable dentist should emulate this visionary(the sooner,the better,as I'd like to be able to request Beethoven's 9th Symphony during my next visit)!


I'd like Scheherezade, just as long as no Night on Bald Mountain.
 
2012-10-02 09:52:25 PM
 
2012-10-02 09:56:39 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Just my luck I'd get an dentist that plays this.


My luck it would be this

or or this (shudder)
 
2012-10-02 09:59:23 PM

CygnusDarius: The problem is the song selection, subby.


Dental Drill, key of C... Dental Drill, key of D... ooooo! Dental Drill, key of F#! Yes, please!
 
2012-10-02 10:01:07 PM
No Poundcake yet?

Of course, if the dentist used a L"laser", there'd be no sound. It's for the good of all of us.
 
2012-10-02 10:01:54 PM
Actually, the drill is not so bad.

www.sahnitools.com
 
2012-10-02 10:02:05 PM
Now practicing dentistry:

i98.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 10:04:43 PM
I got an new dental plan even though I'm unemployed.
I plan to floss more often.
 
2012-10-02 10:06:49 PM
Indeed.

The Bee Gees would make water-boarding so much more tolerable.
 
2012-10-02 10:07:16 PM
I don't mind the drill. The needles I hate.
 
2012-10-02 10:09:20 PM
Why, the masks didn't work?

blog.epromos.com
 
2012-10-02 10:09:48 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: I got an new dental plan even though I'm unemployed.
I plan to floss more often.


Nah, just go for the keg of beer.
 
2012-10-02 10:12:21 PM
Ushering in an entire generation that's terrified of disco lights.
 
2012-10-02 10:14:02 PM

GameSprocket: Actually, the drill is not so bad.

[www.sahnitools.com image 500x340]


I have 2 marathon sessions for deep cleaning coming up this month followed by 2 drilling marathons in November and December followed by the insurance rollover in January and implants.

It sucks breaking a tooth up front and knowing it won't be replaced until at lease January. I can't farking say toof, dammit.
 
2012-10-02 10:17:55 PM
I always found getting a needle jammed into the roof of my mouth to be the most painful part.

Sure, novicane is supposed to numb the pain bud damn that hurts.
 
2012-10-02 10:19:23 PM
I was at the dentist two weeks ago to have an infected wisdom tooth pulled - he put the first needle right into some infected gum and my mouth clamped shut and bent the needle into my gum. When he pulled it out, it had a hook shape and was impressive.
 
2012-10-02 10:24:54 PM

Atomic Spunk: If it came to a choice between this:
[resources3.news.com.au image 650x366]

or

[www.oralanswers.com image 644x322]

I might choose:

[www.oralanswers.com image 644x322]


Hhyuna is a babe. You gotta go with that.
 
2012-10-02 10:27:34 PM

crazytrain:
Hhyuna is a babe. You gotta go with that.


I agree. She is a sek-see lay-deh.

/open condom store
 
2012-10-02 10:27:57 PM
Dentist visits don't scare me. Having infected wisdom teeth scare me.

"Get that new assistant in here, she hasn't seen this much pus yet...."
*oh god, just get it out of my mouth, I have to swallow*
 
2012-10-02 10:29:33 PM

RogermcAllen: I always found getting a needle jammed into the roof of my mouth to be the most painful part.

Sure, novicane is supposed to numb the pain bud damn that hurts.


They are doing it wrong. I never feel pain from a novacaine shot. He inserts the needle slowly and presses the plunger slowly at the same time.
I think most people get pain from the shot because they try to shoot the liquid in too quickly.
 
2012-10-02 10:29:44 PM
God that lady's voice is annoying.
 
2012-10-02 10:30:09 PM

Alleyoop: Why, the masks didn't work?

[blog.epromos.com image 425x332]


Good lord. That's going to get some poor hygienist killed.
 
2012-10-02 10:32:16 PM
Meh. When I was a kid, a combination of novocain and laughing gas did juuuust fine. Didnt need any farking music or disco lights. Now nobody's doing laughing gas anymore. WTF. Liability I suppose.

Miss me some nitrous highs.

/off my lawn, etc
 
2012-10-02 10:37:08 PM
great combine dentistry and disco...that reeeaaallllyyy makes me want to visit the dentist more often
 
2012-10-02 10:38:38 PM
Fark this disco lights bullshiat. I get sedated. A little powdered Halcyon under the tongue; some time later I wake up with all the work done, no pain, and no memory of any of the procedure. They could have farked me up the ass for all I know but I don't care as long as I don't have to experience that farking drill, vibrating my skull right into the center of my brain (*that*, not the sound of the drill, is the main thing I have a problem with).

Apparently Halcyon leaves you in some kind of zombie state where they can talk to you, and you can respond, you just don't remember stuff. Only downside is it's a bit spendy, but for me it's totally worth it.
 
2012-10-02 10:43:29 PM
It isn't the drill I hate. It is the patronization that I can't stand. I hate being treated like it is the first time they have ever seen me before. FFS, I have been seeing the same dentist for 12 years, and I saw his dad for 20 years before that. WTF...you don't need to ask me how often I floss, I tell you the same damn thing every single time. Stupid prick bastard types it into his database every 6 months, and still asks me every farking time. Once I said every 3 weeks, and didn't even get a reaction from him. He just typed it in and continued on with his script. Farkwads, dentists are. Every one of them.
 
2012-10-02 10:47:40 PM

Balchinian: It isn't the drill I hate. It is the patronization that I can't stand. I hate being treated like it is the first time they have ever seen me before. FFS, I have been seeing the same dentist for 12 years, and I saw his dad for 20 years before that. WTF...you don't need to ask me how often I floss, I tell you the same damn thing every single time. Stupid prick bastard types it into his database every 6 months, and still asks me every farking time. Once I said every 3 weeks, and didn't even get a reaction from him. He just typed it in and continued on with his script. Farkwads, dentists are. Every one of them.


They ask because they are subtly encouraging you to floss. Repitition repetition repetition.
 
2012-10-02 10:48:22 PM

Crack_Killz: Meh. When I was a kid, a combination of novocain and laughing gas did juuuust fine. Didnt need any farking music or disco lights. Now nobody's doing laughing gas anymore. WTF. Liability I suppose.

Miss me some nitrous highs.

/off my lawn, etc


I used to have a great dentist who'd give me as much nitrous as the law allowed. The only downside was that it made that one John Tesh tune seem two hours long.
 
2012-10-02 10:52:57 PM
Is it safe


to dance ?

Link
 
2012-10-02 10:54:01 PM
Screw that and gimme a laser. I learned from a very young age to associate that pneumatic whine with a visit to the very depths of Hell itself.
 
2012-10-02 10:57:38 PM
The drill? What is with these weenies? You're already pain-free and doped up by then.

The part I dread is the farking NEEDLE IN THE ROOF OF THE MOUTH.
 
2012-10-02 11:01:47 PM

gremlin1: my dentist uses a laser


Not impressed unless there are sharks involved somehow.
 
2012-10-02 11:32:42 PM

AlwaysRightBoy:

/ dad was a character actor and did the national theater tour


Sauceome!

/I only ever did RifRaff in RHPS. Great fun though. Best training for becoming a teacher. If you can stand in front of strangers wearing skin-tight black tights and a gold lame jerkin, you can do anything ;-)
 
2012-10-02 11:33:41 PM
Yeah, I don't think it's the drill that people don't like, it's the fear of pain. No amount of music is going to stop that.

I mean, if a urologist were to put on some nice, soothing music, maybe give you a glass of wine before a prostate exam, that still wouldn't make things better.
 
2012-10-02 11:35:40 PM
Hey guys! There's a party in my mouth, and I think some guy in a mask is giving out cocaine!
 
2012-10-02 11:38:40 PM

Fano: Balchinian: It isn't the drill I hate. It is the patronization that I can't stand. I hate being treated like it is the first time they have ever seen me before. FFS, I have been seeing the same dentist for 12 years, and I saw his dad for 20 years before that. WTF...you don't need to ask me how often I floss, I tell you the same damn thing every single time. Stupid prick bastard types it into his database every 6 months, and still asks me every farking time. Once I said every 3 weeks, and didn't even get a reaction from him. He just typed it in and continued on with his script. Farkwads, dentists are. Every one of them.

They ask because they are subtly encouraging you to floss. Repitition repetition repetition.


You sound like a dentist.

No, they are neither subtle, nor encouraging me to floss. They tell me to floss at least 2x a day, and I do. I always have. Yet still they repeat it as if I have never heard it before. I have great teeth, and take very good care of them. So why treat me like a 5 year old who doesn't know any better?
 
2012-10-02 11:48:29 PM

Balchinian: Fano: Balchinian: It isn't the drill I hate. It is the patronization that I can't stand. I hate being treated like it is the first time they have ever seen me before. FFS, I have been seeing the same dentist for 12 years, and I saw his dad for 20 years before that. WTF...you don't need to ask me how often I floss, I tell you the same damn thing every single time. Stupid prick bastard types it into his database every 6 months, and still asks me every farking time. Once I said every 3 weeks, and didn't even get a reaction from him. He just typed it in and continued on with his script. Farkwads, dentists are. Every one of them.

They ask because they are subtly encouraging you to floss. Repitition repetition repetition.

You sound like a dentist.

No, they are neither subtle, nor encouraging me to floss. They tell me to floss at least 2x a day, and I do. I always have. Yet still they repeat it as if I have never heard it before. I have great teeth, and take very good care of them. So why treat me like a 5 year old who doesn't know any better?


Inferiority Complex much? He asks everyone the same question many times a day, EVERY work day. It's nothing personal.
 
2012-10-02 11:56:57 PM

Balchinian: So why treat me like a 5 year old who doesn't know any better?


Maybe he thinks you look stupid.
 
2012-10-02 11:57:16 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, I don't think it's the drill that people don't like, it's the fear of pain. No amount of music is going to stop that.

I mean, if a urologist were to put on some nice, soothing music, maybe give you a glass of wine before a prostate exam, that still wouldn't make things better.


To be fair, if he buys me dinner first, then I pretty much owe it to him to be a good sport. Now if he says something like, "Hey can we split this?" maybe he'll get a half-hearted cough, but no way he's going to poke town.

/at my colonoscopy the doctor had two residents
//after the doctor took a poke the first resident says, "Can I try?"
///before I could answer he was already knuckle deep
///then the 3rd guy swooped in without even saying hello
//// they didn't buy me dinner
//but I did eat red jello the night before(apparently jello counts as a solid), so they thought my shiat was seriously torn up when they found little red blobs everywhere
 
2012-10-03 12:01:27 AM

wildsnowllama: Balchinian: Fano: Balchinian: It isn't the drill I hate. It is the patronization that I can't stand. I hate being treated like it is the first time they have ever seen me before. FFS, I have been seeing the same dentist for 12 years, and I saw his dad for 20 years before that. WTF...you don't need to ask me how often I floss, I tell you the same damn thing every single time. Stupid prick bastard types it into his database every 6 months, and still asks me every farking time. Once I said every 3 weeks, and didn't even get a reaction from him. He just typed it in and continued on with his script. Farkwads, dentists are. Every one of them.

They ask because they are subtly encouraging you to floss. Repitition repetition repetition.

You sound like a dentist.

No, they are neither subtle, nor encouraging me to floss. They tell me to floss at least 2x a day, and I do. I always have. Yet still they repeat it as if I have never heard it before. I have great teeth, and take very good care of them. So why treat me like a 5 year old who doesn't know any better?

Inferiority Complex much? He asks everyone the same question many times a day, EVERY work day. It's nothing personal.


I'll agree there, and confess, I'm an optometrist. I ask patients about their contact lens care every time. If they are doing right, GREAT! And if they aren't, well, I reminded them of what they should be doing.
 
2012-10-03 12:09:51 AM

FloydA: RifRaf


Have you've ever been back stage at a Broadway Musical?

/ grew up there
 
2012-10-03 12:13:10 AM
Link be farked for me. Anyone else having a problem?
 
2012-10-03 12:48:23 AM

Glendale: Ryker's Peninsula: I got an new dental plan even though I'm unemployed.
I plan to floss more often.

Nah, just go for the keg of beer.


That's my medical plan.
 
2012-10-03 01:15:41 AM

SpaceyCat: Link be farked for me. Anyone else having a problem?


Working fine for me.
 
2012-10-03 02:38:22 AM

SpaceyCat: Link be farked for me. Anyone else having a problem?


It's 12:30 am and I'm out of beer. That's a bigger problem than yours
 
2012-10-03 02:57:57 AM
 
2012-10-03 06:35:26 AM

Fano: Bathia_Mapes: Just my luck I'd get an dentist that plays this.

My luck it would be this

or or this (shudder)


Or how about This?
 
2012-10-03 09:59:19 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: FloydA: RifRaf

Have you've ever been back stage at a Broadway Musical?

/ grew up there



Oddly enough, I've never even been to NYC except a layover in the airport on my way to Ireland. I've always intended to, but never got around to it. It's surprising; I've been to Buffalo, to the Finger Lakes, and to Albany, and I've been to New Haven, Philly, and I was born near Allentown (we left when I was 3 so I don't think it counts), but I've just never gone in to NYC. Some day, maybe.
 
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