I hate going to the dentist. Seriously guys, I’ve cried over the thought of it. There’s just something about dentist offices… The smell, the small waiting room full of old magazines and long-forgotten toys, the sound of the drill in the furthest away exam room… *shudder* I hate hate HATE it.
However, I’ve never had an experience while visiting the dentist that would actually lead to me hating it. I think the worst that’s ever happened to me was getting a filling as a kid or, during a routine cleaning, gagging when they put that damn fluoride tray in my mouth.
I saw it as no big loss when I stopped going to school for a while and was therefore dropped by my parents’ health insurance. Until now. Now I regret it terribly. You see, pregnancy is awful on your teeth, no matter how consistently you floss, brush and rinse. I am reaping that which I have sewn when it comes to dental pain. And there’s nothing I can do about it. Tylenol doesn’t work because what I really need is an anti-inflammatory. All of it is fixable, I just need to get there (which means popping this baby out asap).
Now I can’t wait to go to the dentist.
How do you feel about going to the dentist or doctor? Do you have panic attacks at the thought of it like I do? Do you ENJOY going to the doctor/dentist? Are dentists, especially, sadists who wish their hygienists and assistants were actually Motown backup singers?
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