I Am In Some Littybit Pain Today…
I am absolutely terrified of dentists.
If they could do so, I would gladly opt to have even the simplest procedures- like them cleaning my teeth- done under anaesthetic.
I am so afraid that I am practically hyperventilating by the time I arrive in the rooms! When I’m actually in the chair I grip so hard onto whatever’s closest (yesterday it was my own wrists ‘coz the chair had no armrests) that I shake when I get up. And I try to reverse myself away from the drills and such into and through the seat, and I actually hurt my neck.
And to complicate things, my teeth are so sensitive that even the cold air of winter hurts when I inhale through my mouth! I brush my teeth with warm water! So you can see how a dentist visit is pure torture.
I took Damien and myself earlier this month, just for a check-up and because Damien said he had a hole in one molar. We went. I sat in the chair after Damien’s tooth was fixed and all but cried as she cleaned my teeth. Thankfully she took pity on me and didn’t spray my teeth with the cold water at the end… but she sent me for x-rays and said I had two holes she’s have to fill. Bottom right between my two back teeth, and top left between the two back teeth.
This means at least 2 shots and a completely numb mouth! But I was brave and made another appointment.
Another issue that I forgot about- that came up again yesterday while the dentist was busy- is that I cannot keep my tongue still and out of the way! The assistant ended up holding it down with the suction pipe and in the process practically dislocated my jaw so that’s LANK stiff and sore today! And then of course the one injection in the bottom jaw didn’t work like it was supposed to, so I had to have another one. So today my gums feel bruised- top and bottom- where the needle went in and in and in…
I just close my eyes and grimace and hope to hell she gets finished as fast as possible… and then hope and pray that nothing goes wrong and I have to go back again!