Thursday, June 26, 2008

thing #5,367 that i'm afraid of:

the dentist. If I'm being honest, it had been a *long* time since I'd been before I went two weeks ago. As if the drilling, scraping, and other equally horrific sounds aren't bad enough, I have this fear of being reprimanded by the dentist because my teeth aren't already clean enough or they aren't in the right place or I have a cavity or I might some kind of terrible procedure. Well after putting this appointment off for coughyearscough, I finally decided to go (or the fact that I wouldn't have dental insurance after June 30th might have helped). Turns out I had a very small cavity, but I did have to go back for another appointment yesterday to have it filled. Now anyone else who knows me knows that I have a fear of needles, so it was a really big deal for me to even go back to the dentist to have it filled. While I'm there yesterday, they also mention that I'll need to get my wisdom teeth out. After reviewing my x-rays, they decide that these crappy teeth need to come out sooner than later, so I'm now scheduled to have them removed TOMORROW! I have to be put completely under because all four are impacted under bone. As the doctor put it, "It will be better to be put all the way under so you don't hear the sound of the drill going through the bone." Wow, I'm sooo excited.

Can you see why I don't like the dentist?!? Please pray for me...

3 comments:

Scott & Kristen said...

Oh man, the dentist is not my strong point either. I went today too and of course...a teeny little cavity. Needles are the worst and having had my wisdom teeth out already, I won't even lie and tell you it's not bad. Good luck!
PS - No more insurance, did you decide to stay home?

Tara said...

hope it goes well! I also HATE going to the dentist. Always have, ever since I was a kid. I had to get my wisdom teeth out in college and was put under. It actually went by really fast and I didn't feel a thing! The only crappy part was the recovery...

You'll do great!

kristi*june said...

let me guess... you're getting #1, #16, #17 and #32 out right? :)