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(Yahoo)   You're scared to go to the dentist. Do you: A) be tough and go anyway, B) ask a parent to go with you, or C) fake your own kidnapping?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 58
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2014-06-20 09:30:51 PM  
ii had a root canal yesterday, so i know how he feels.
 
2014-06-20 09:39:58 PM  

some_beer_drinker: ii had a root canal yesterday, so i know how he feels.


Hopefully that is something I can avoid
 
2014-06-20 10:06:36 PM  

some_beer_drinker: ii had a root canal yesterday, so i know how he feels.


I feel your pain.  I hit the dentist two days ago because at 45 I've never had my wisdom teeth pulled, but sure enough one of them has decided now is the time to come in.  I have to get all four pulled sometime in the next two weeks.  Bonus?  Even though I have the most expensive dental insurance my company offers it caps out at $1500 per year, so it might not even cover the whole surgery.

But fark, the one that has broken through the gum is causing me fits.  It's been cutting the back of my tongue for the better part of three weeks and I'm pretty much on a farking soup diet because any chewing just leaves me with a bloody mouth.  fark wisdom teeth.
 
2014-06-20 10:18:48 PM  

Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: ii had a root canal yesterday, so i know how he feels.

I feel your pain.  I hit the dentist two days ago because at 45 I've never had my wisdom teeth pulled, but sure enough one of them has decided now is the time to come in.  I have to get all four pulled sometime in the next two weeks.  Bonus?  Even though I have the most expensive dental insurance my company offers it caps out at $1500 per year, so it might not even cover the whole surgery.

But fark, the one that has broken through the gum is causing me fits.  It's been cutting the back of my tongue for the better part of three weeks and I'm pretty much on a farking soup diet because any chewing just leaves me with a bloody mouth.  fark wisdom teeth.


i had my wisdom teeth out when i was 18. 46 now, 2 root canals this year.
 
2014-06-20 10:42:30 PM  
I had all my wisdom teeth pulled out in the same day, and have had 3 cavities in my entire life
 
2014-06-20 10:48:30 PM  
I got two cavities filled Wednesday, and one more next week.

Considered faking my own kidnapping to get out of it, but realized it was too much work.
 
2014-06-20 10:50:58 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i had my wisdom teeth out when i was 18. 46 now, 2 root canals this year.


Thankfully, no root canals needed.

Trance750: I had all my wisdom teeth pulled out in the same day, and have had 3 cavities in my entire life


shiat, I've only had one cavity, but they suspect the wisdom tooth that is giving me shiat has a monster of a cavity on it and that's why the gum receeded.  I'm getting x-rays on Monday to find out.

My father has had 19 cavities in his life, my mother has had none.  Thank God I got my mother's teeth.
 
2014-06-20 11:53:28 PM  
I was supposed to have my wisdom teeth pulled out when I was like 21 or so...but the laughing gas didn't really work on me, so I decided to wait. The next dentist I went to told me it's a scam, and that the only reason dentists pull them is because they're too lazy to work that far back in your mouth. Now I'm 44 and just had one pulled because I keep biting down too hard in my sleep, and cracked it. If they come in straight, why would you pull them?
 
2014-06-20 11:53:32 PM  
Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.
 
2014-06-20 11:54:45 PM  
my teeth went to hell when I turned 40

I haven't been to a dentist in 20 years

gnaw gnaw gnaw gnaw
 
2014-06-20 11:54:53 PM  
I don't blame the kid.
I used to be fine going to the dentist until one did not anesthetize my gum properly and when he went to work I felt pain down to my ass and screamed. I never got another similar experience at the dentist but each time I go now I'm extremely nervous, and that experience was about 30 years ago.
 
2014-06-20 11:56:06 PM  
D) Valium
 
2014-06-20 11:58:08 PM  

some_beer_drinker: Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: ii had a root canal yesterday, so i know how he feels.

I feel your pain.  I hit the dentist two days ago because at 45 I've never had my wisdom teeth pulled, but sure enough one of them has decided now is the time to come in.  I have to get all four pulled sometime in the next two weeks.  Bonus?  Even though I have the most expensive dental insurance my company offers it caps out at $1500 per year, so it might not even cover the whole surgery.

But fark, the one that has broken through the gum is causing me fits.  It's been cutting the back of my tongue for the better part of three weeks and I'm pretty much on a farking soup diet because any chewing just leaves me with a bloody mouth.  fark wisdom teeth.

i had my wisdom teeth out when i was 18. 46 now, 2 root canals this year.


When I had my wisdom teeth ripped out about 10 or so years ago, the doc prescribed me a bottle of vicoprofen 10 with 5 refills on it. I couldn't even feel my liver for 4 months. I'm sure my mouth probably quit hurting somewhere along that timeline, too. As far as I knew.

/withdrawals hurt :(
 
2014-06-20 11:58:09 PM  

haolegirl: I was supposed to have my wisdom teeth pulled out when I was like 21 or so...but the laughing gas didn't really work on me, so I decided to wait. The next dentist I went to told me it's a scam, and that the only reason dentists pull them is because they're too lazy to work that far back in your mouth. Now I'm 44 and just had one pulled because I keep biting down too hard in my sleep, and cracked it. If they come in straight, why would you pull them?


mine were impacted. i had it done at the university dentistry school for free in exchange for submitting to medical experiments. that's how i ended up getting my superpowers, but that's another story.
 
2014-06-20 11:59:08 PM  

Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.


hockey, if u are Canadian.
 
2014-06-21 12:01:05 AM  
I just get hammered.
 
2014-06-21 12:01:50 AM  
Tina Belcher?
 
2014-06-21 12:03:03 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.


Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.
 
2014-06-21 12:07:12 AM  
I once staged a fake kidnapping to get out of a flu shot.
 
2014-06-21 12:09:40 AM  

Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.


Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.
 
2014-06-21 12:11:32 AM  

nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.


maybe he's just poor at fisticuffs. it's the front ones that usually get punched out.
 
2014-06-21 12:20:36 AM  

some_beer_drinker: haolegirl: I was supposed to have my wisdom teeth pulled out when I was like 21 or so...but the laughing gas didn't really work on me, so I decided to wait. The next dentist I went to told me it's a scam, and that the only reason dentists pull them is because they're too lazy to work that far back in your mouth. Now I'm 44 and just had one pulled because I keep biting down too hard in my sleep, and cracked it. If they come in straight, why would you pull them?

mine were impacted. i had it done at the university dentistry school for free in exchange for submitting to medical experiments. that's how i ended up getting my superpowers, but that's another story.


Did you get to pick the superpowers? I have three wisdom teeth left and I just saw Mystery Men again. It's given me some ideas!
 
2014-06-21 12:22:30 AM  

nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.


Soft teeth pretty much the same thing, combined with a high acidity level in my saliva.

Tell your friend it will be the best thing they've ever done. I've dealt with this shiat my whole life and having a fake beautiful smile with no pain is absolutely preferable to the daily pain and embarrassment I was used to with my naturals. It's f*ckin terrifying on "E Day" aka extraction day. But if he's used to the pain I was tell him it's worth it.
 
2014-06-21 12:24:04 AM  

some_beer_drinker: nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.

maybe he's just poor at fisticuffs. it's the front ones that usually get punched out.


I actually don't have a penis nor have ever been in a fight.

/:(
//:( ?
 
2014-06-21 12:28:55 AM  

nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.


God, I love that last apostrophe, just perfect.

Anyway, getting a lower left molar pulled next week, the first step toward an implant and soup, lots of farking soup, apparently.
I was going to fake my kidnapping but I got high.
 
2014-06-21 12:29:13 AM  

Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.


Same, but bottom teeth.

/car accident
 
2014-06-21 12:38:21 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.

God, I love that last apostrophe, just perfect.

Anyway, getting a lower left molar pulled next week, the first step toward an implant and soup, lots of farking soup, apparently.
I was going to fake my kidnapping but I got high.


Thanks I thought it was fitting.

Yes soup and you'll learn to chew differently for awhile. Watch for any kind of wriggling, that sucker should be unmoveable. I had one that was re done when it didn't have enough jaw bone to stabilize. Fun I tell ya. But that only happens 2% of the time.

I'm just lucky :)
 
2014-06-21 12:40:06 AM  

Calypsocookie: nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.

Soft teeth pretty much the same thing, combined with a high acidity level in my saliva.

Tell your friend it will be the best thing they've ever done. I've dealt with this shiat my whole life and having a fake beautiful smile with no pain is absolutely preferable to the daily pain and embarrassment I was used to with my naturals. It's f*ckin terrifying on "E Day" aka extraction day. But if he's used to the pain I was tell him it's worth it.


I will. Thank you for answering.
 
2014-06-21 12:41:06 AM  

lindalouwho: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

Same, but bottom teeth.

/car accident


Sorry to hear that.

But maybe if we put ours together they would make a full super powerful set! We could be one of the X Men!

/Jaws!
//K I'm goin to bed now.
 
2014-06-21 12:42:28 AM  

ElLoco: When I had my wisdom teeth ripped out about 10 or so years ago, the doc prescribed me a bottle of vicoprofen 10 with 5 refills on it. I couldn't even feel my liver for 4 months. I'm sure my mouth probably quit hurting somewhere along that timeline, too. As far as I knew.

/withdrawals hurt :(


Everyone keeps talking about the painkillers, but I had hernia surgery that was horrendous and got so many I didn't even use half of the prescription.  I'm not worried about the pain, I'm worried about how much time I'll have to take off work.

My ex-wife took the rest of them with her when she left.  There were still 45 pills left on a 60 pill prescription.  I really only needed them for the first three days.
 
2014-06-21 12:42:42 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.

God, I love that last apostrophe, just perfect.

Anyway, getting a lower left molar pulled next week, the first step toward an implant and soup, lots of farking soup, apparently.
I was going to fake my kidnapping but I got high.


I didn't even notice. I'm dozing off at the keyboard waiting for my kids to get home.

Here are some extras you can love just as much. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '
You can keep them. I made them just for you.
 
2014-06-21 12:43:01 AM  

nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: nyseattitude: Calypsocookie: some_beer_drinker: Calypsocookie: Is this a contest thread? Cause if it is I win.

/Unless one of you has also had all of their upper teeth pulled and implants put in.
//Wasn't from drugs but you can think so anyway.

hockey, if u are Canadian.

Close.

/Montanan
//anananan.

Why did you have that done anyway?

I know somebody with no enamel on their teeth. Dr's told him that's what he's going to need to do if he want's teeth.

Soft teeth pretty much the same thing, combined with a high acidity level in my saliva.

Tell your friend it will be the best thing they've ever done. I've dealt with this shiat my whole life and having a fake beautiful smile with no pain is absolutely preferable to the daily pain and embarrassment I was used to with my naturals. It's f*ckin terrifying on "E Day" aka extraction day. But if he's used to the pain I was tell him it's worth it.

I will. Thank you for answering.


No problemo :)
 
2014-06-21 01:12:52 AM  
Is it safe?
 
2014-06-21 01:17:31 AM  
Found out today that I get to have all my remaining teeth pulled.  Woo, dentures.

/the vodak and I used to be friends
//has anybody told Drew that alcohol can contribute to tooth decay?
 
2014-06-21 01:48:41 AM  
I was perversely hoping this article was about an adult.
 
2014-06-21 02:10:32 AM  
3 of my 4 wisdom teeth have come in. They're not even causing problems.

My dentist doesn't understand how I'm not in pain.
 
2014-06-21 02:14:51 AM  

Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: i had my wisdom teeth out when i was 18. 46 now, 2 root canals this year.

Thankfully, no root canals needed.

Trance750: I had all my wisdom teeth pulled out in the same day, and have had 3 cavities in my entire life

shiat, I've only had one cavity, but they suspect the wisdom tooth that is giving me shiat has a monster of a cavity on it and that's why the gum receeded.  I'm getting x-rays on Monday to find out.

My father has had 19 cavities in his life, my mother has had none.  Thank God I got my mother's teeth.


Damn.. only 19?  Man, every damn time I go they find something - i'm honestly starting to think that's how they make their cash - finding shiat under the hood that isn't really there - because let's face it - are you gonna argue with the guy or drag your ass to another dentist for a second opinion?

I'm honestly getting to the point where i'll just tell them to rip em all out and get some dentures and be done with it.  These bi yearly checkups seem to be excuses to find another cavity and drill some more holes and make some more cash off the insurance company then anything else - because my teeth FEEL FINE - they don't hurt, are not sensitive, my gums don't bleed, etc.

Meh.. who knows.
 
2014-06-21 03:01:18 AM  
I have been fortunate in this area. Never had wisdom teeth and only 1 cavity ever. Weird because I am the 10th kid of a Catholic clown car and you would think she would have been totally depleted of calcium by the time I popped out. Bonus: My dentist is a very good drinking buddy that never BSs me.
 
2014-06-21 03:06:00 AM  
Damn, I didn't know faking my kidnapping was an option. *kicks dirt*

Probably would have been difficult, though, since my husband drove me in (his root canal was after my appointment). I had only been to the dentist once, when I was six, so I made it just short of 19 years. And apparently no cavities or anything, so... uh... go me? The dentist I went to when I was little had broken the kid-size x-ray machine, so he tried to jam an adult plate in (and the dentist I see now at 25 uses a kid plate for my x-rays), and had me pretty much dangling from the machine by my mouth since I'm so gorram short. So any time my parents made half a mention of trying to find a dentist - any dentist - that took our insurance, I made it clear that there were no circumstances under which they were going to actually get me to the dentist without a gun or some really good drugs. Husband didn't accept that as an answer, though.

/I'm a wuss with a small mouth and strong gag reflex
//It wasn't as bad as I remembered, but the dentist and my husband keep flaunting that fact at me, so I can't admit it to them
/I actually went quasi-voluntarily after putting up with a tooth that decided to randomly get insanely sensitive for a few weeks
 
2014-06-21 03:22:37 AM  

99.998er: Never had wisdom teeth


Oh, you have them. Like a bad ex-girlfriend you forgot about.  They will come back to haunt you when you get older, and your dentist friend is going to be the one to convince you that you have to spend a grand to get them out.  Why?  Because you're really, really going to need to get them out.
 
2014-06-21 04:53:38 AM  
Cripes. I went to the dentist last year (after fifteen years off). They started hacking at my gums and I had a...tiny freakout? My arms and legs seized up, I barfed, and had to get my girlfriend to take me home while I couldn't speak...they said I needed to get flensed, basically, and my body wigged out...ugh.
 
2014-06-21 05:26:29 AM  

Lsherm: 99.998er: Never had wisdom teeth

Oh, you have them. Like a bad ex-girlfriend you forgot about.  They will come back to haunt you when you get older, and your dentist friend is going to be the one to convince you that you have to spend a grand to get them out.  Why?  Because you're really, really going to need to get them out.


this friend of mine is actually a neanderthal, and his jaw seems large enough to accommodate his wisdom teeth, so i guess it's a matter of how evolved you are. some of us have scrawny little jaws that need them removed. others...are less evolved.
 
2014-06-21 07:26:29 AM  

haolegirl: some_beer_drinker: haolegirl: I was supposed to have my wisdom teeth pulled out when I was like 21 or so...but the laughing gas didn't really work on me, so I decided to wait. The next dentist I went to told me it's a scam, and that the only reason dentists pull them is because they're too lazy to work that far back in your mouth. Now I'm 44 and just had one pulled because I keep biting down too hard in my sleep, and cracked it. If they come in straight, why would you pull them?

mine were impacted. i had it done at the university dentistry school for free in exchange for submitting to medical experiments. that's how i ended up getting my superpowers, but that's another story.

Did you get to pick the superpowers? I have three wisdom teeth left and I just saw Mystery Men again. It's given me some ideas!


I still all four, and they account for my biting wit.
 
2014-06-21 08:00:05 AM  

haolegirl: I was supposed to have my wisdom teeth pulled out when I was like 21 or so...but the laughing gas didn't really work on me, so I decided to wait. The next dentist I went to told me it's a scam, and that the only reason dentists pull them is because they're too lazy to work that far back in your mouth. Now I'm 44 and just had one pulled because I keep biting down too hard in my sleep, and cracked it. If they come in straight, why would you pull them?


Yeah of course it's a scam. Just like when you go to a regular doctor, and they give you pills. They're just looking for the sweet, sweet insurance money.
 
2014-06-21 08:00:36 AM  
I was at the dentist a few days ago, getting a filling replaced where I'd broken it out.  I called the next morning, they told me to be there at 1, I was in the waiting room for maybe three minutes, got called back, he takes a look, drills a bit, acid etches, packs in new filling, UV hardens it, and polishes it, and I'm out the door by 1:20.

I found this guy when my last dentist retired.  First thing I asked about was nitrous, they said sure, they had it.  I needed a bit of work done, got an appointment, guy starts coming at me with a needle.  I said "slow down there, I can't handle needles without nitrous", so he says "If I'm careful, I don't actually have to numb you for this."  It turns out that unless a cavity is so bad that it's already hurting you, drilling a tooth is painless.  I've been going to this guy for about three years now, I've got pretty bad teeth, and he's never given me a shot, I've never walked out of his office drooling because my mouth is numb, and what would have taken an hour because of all the waiting for the novocaine to work is done in 15 minutes.  And I don't get the torture instrument known as a needle.

Oh, and instead of a fancy dental tools cart, he uses a Craftsman toolbox.
 
2014-06-21 08:07:16 AM  
I don't know what's with all the wisdom tooth extraction hate... I went to the dentist, and he said my two remaining top ones need to go. Cavities. I just couldn't reach all the way back there with a brush. So he referred me to a oral-maxillofacial surgeon. I thought this was going to be a) long b) expensive c) painful. Boy was I wrong.

The actual extraction took about 2 minutes FOR BOTH! Sure, there was a whole lot of waiting for the local to kick in, which the surgeon spent pretty much just talking about the Olympics. I was in an out in less than an hour. They even gave me the teeth (I asked), and indeed they had big cavities in them. I asked for a scrip for pain killers, and I took one, but honestly I didn't even need it at any point.

I had a bunch of gauze in my cheeks, and I had prepared that I couldn't eat anything solid for a few days. Yet the same night I already felt like I could. I didn't though. I waited until the next day.

The total bill was about $150. I think before insurance it was about $400 per tooth. I even have a crappy insurance.

The best thing was how I had had some occasional pain in my cheek before, and after extraction I haven't had that pain at all. I just hadn't associated it with the wisdom teeth, because I had felt it in a different area...
 
2014-06-21 08:18:24 AM  

DarkVader: I was at the dentist a few days ago, getting a filling replaced where I'd broken it out.  I called the next morning, they told me to be there at 1, I was in the waiting room for maybe three minutes, got called back, he takes a look, drills a bit, acid etches, packs in new filling, UV hardens it, and polishes it, and I'm out the door by 1:20.

I found this guy when my last dentist retired.  First thing I asked about was nitrous, they said sure, they had it.  I needed a bit of work done, got an appointment, guy starts coming at me with a needle.  I said "slow down there, I can't handle needles without nitrous", so he says "If I'm careful, I don't actually have to numb you for this."  It turns out that unless a cavity is so bad that it's already hurting you, drilling a tooth is painless.  I've been going to this guy for about three years now, I've got pretty bad teeth, and he's never given me a shot, I've never walked out of his office drooling because my mouth is numb, and what would have taken an hour because of all the waiting for the novocaine to work is done in 15 minutes.  And I don't get the torture instrument known as a needle.

Oh, and instead of a fancy dental tools cart, he uses a Craftsman toolbox.


Sounds familiar, does he work in an unattached garage next to his house?
 
2014-06-21 08:29:52 AM  
 
2014-06-21 11:43:08 AM  
I had to have a maxillary premolar extracted and a few fillings done yesterday (the premolar had broken off after a filling fell out) so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

Actually this dentist is a good one. Works quicky but does good work, will load you up with anesthetic so you don't feel anything and, *gasp* actually communicates about what you need done and why and works out a treatment plan that's more detailed than "come back next week and we'll do some stuff then and then some other stuff another time".

Did you know that a maxillary premolar can have three roots? Neither did I until yesterday when it -finally- came out and the dentist was all excited and went to show it to his partner. The Vicodin is working well though, so I'm in a good mood today.
 
2014-06-21 12:18:12 PM  

lack of warmth: DarkVader: I was at the dentist a few days ago, getting a filling replaced where I'd broken it out.  I called the next morning, they told me to be there at 1, I was in the waiting room for maybe three minutes, got called back, he takes a look, drills a bit, acid etches, packs in new filling, UV hardens it, and polishes it, and I'm out the door by 1:20.

I found this guy when my last dentist retired.  First thing I asked about was nitrous, they said sure, they had it.  I needed a bit of work done, got an appointment, guy starts coming at me with a needle.  I said "slow down there, I can't handle needles without nitrous", so he says "If I'm careful, I don't actually have to numb you for this."  It turns out that unless a cavity is so bad that it's already hurting you, drilling a tooth is painless.  I've been going to this guy for about three years now, I've got pretty bad teeth, and he's never given me a shot, I've never walked out of his office drooling because my mouth is numb, and what would have taken an hour because of all the waiting for the novocaine to work is done in 15 minutes.  And I don't get the torture instrument known as a needle.

Oh, and instead of a fancy dental tools cart, he uses a Craftsman toolbox.

Sounds familiar, does he work in an unattached garage next to his house?


No.  Regular dental office.  I just appreciate the practicality of the toolbox.  It shows he's willing to cut expenses where it makes sense, which lets him spend the money on digital x-rays and lasers instead.
 
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