Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Yesterday I went to the dentist to finish up my last set of fillings. I wasn't too nervous this time - at least not like last time. I knew she wasn't going to hurt me too awful bad and I just wanted it over and done.

But again, like last time, she started drilling and I wasn't numb. Oh, I thought I was numb, I felt numb.....but I was wrong. So she shot me full of numby stuff again and proceded to seal my non-filled teeth while the numby stuff went to work.

Before she started sealing she told me that the sealant is very bitter and when she pulled her hands away to NOT close my mouth. Yay. I'm a big fan of "very bitter." Well, she went to squirt the sealant on a bicuspid and the dang thing exploded in my mouth due to, what she said was, a manufacturing defect. She said it had happened before. So of course it would happen on me then.

After she sealed the teeth she set to finishing with the remaining drilling. One cavity was on the back side of my last molar and she ended up putting a small chihuahua in my mouth to hold it open. I think there was a wedge to hold my mouth open and something else to hold my cheek out of the way, not to mention both of the dentist's hands and possibly her left foot, shoe included. And don't forget the chihuahua.

Oh and don't forget I was numb as hell at this point because of the extra shots. Apparently the small chihuahua got hungry while hanging out in my mouth and decided to gnaw on the inside of my upper lip and today I'm sporting a huge blister/abrasion thing.

Please, go to the dentist more often than every 8 years. Do it for your health. Do it for your teeth. Do it for the chihuahuas.

1 comment:

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

I'm very sorry for your pain, but damn, you crack me up!

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