Ugh. And I was 15 before they figured out I was highly resistant to novocaine. Yep, I feel your pain!
Resistant to novocaine- that's horrible!
It's just a check-up this morning. If there's anything to be done I'll have to make a follow-up appointment.
oooh. you have my sympathy. When I was a child, I went to a dentist who firmly believed that baby teeth didn't have any nerves.
I think dentistry has progressed by leaps and bounds. My current dentist (who is young enough to be my son) doesn't hurt at all. I'm amazed at how gentle he is.
Although not as lucky as you as far as a dentist who didn't drill, I still loved going as a child, and for the life of me, I don't know why. I think I had maybe four cavities, and all I remember is that I never needed any novocaine. He just drilled away, and I just sat there, pleased as punch.
Now, I hate the dentist, for a number of reasons. I'm sorry you have to go; I'll keep my fingers crossed that there are no cavities to be filled!
No I didn't have any cavities. The dentist took some x-rays and, provided those are clear, I won't have to see him again for 9 months.
My mother shares your fear. She is allergic to novacaine, so they used to give her laughing gas. She had to have some teeth out when she was a kid (fell out of a car window) and they gave her 'twilight sleep'. She couldn't move, but she could feel everything they did to her. When the dentist didn't believe her, she repeated the conversation he and his assistant had been having.
That turned out to be a very satisfactory visit. My teeth are in fine shape.
I remember having gas as a child. It was indescribable experience, not entirely unpleasant, but involving the loss of control (which I hate.)
My daughter had gas when she was seven.
She came out looking very sleepy.
Did you sleep? I asked her.
No, she said. I dreamed.
I don't remember dreaming under gas.
More's the pity.....
I've never had it. I have a real thing about not being in control, especially with people hovering over me!
I suppose you are home safe now, reading this, and I hope you'll do something celebratory for worries ended.
Perhaps a walk with Holga to an interesting place?
Hopefully, all went serenely for you.
Yes, thank you, everything went fine. No work to be done unless something shows up on the x-rays.
I came home to find Ailx had been turning all sorts of things into juice.
She offerered me a sip of her apple-cabbage-cucumber-lettuce juice. A sip was enough. It was green and frothy.
I rewarded myself for the morning's trials with a glass of freshly squeezed orange.
I seem to remember one of our infomercials that talked about "juicing" to say that if you want to juice veggies and have the juice still be sweet and delicious, you have to use enough of a strong fruit to mask the vegetable taste. Apple is a pretty subtle flavour - I would suggest trying pineapple, orange, or maybe strawberry and see if that helps. :)
Well, apple is the predominant flavour in Ailz's green concoction. Apple with a subtle hint of cabbage. Maybe if I'd been blindfolded before it was offered me I might even have quite liked it.
But, anyway, she's happy to drink it so it won't go to waste.
I was going to say "Ooh, Errol Flynn!" but then I read the rest.
I hope everything's OK. I hate the dentist, too. I try go a lot so I catch the Big Issues before they become BIG ISSUES.
Ick. I wish you the best!
Everything turned out fine, thanks.
I see the dentist every nine months. I went through a period a couple of decades back where I skipped attendance for a few years- and wound up with an abcess. I won't make that mistake again.
Ah! That sounds horrible. Yes, I think it's better to go and suffer a little than skip and then suffer a lot all in one sitting. Glad everything is OK for you!
2005-05-03 08:08 am (UTC)
Your a far braver man then I.
I stopped going to the dentist for a few years in the late 1980s and discovered the hard way that prevention is better than cure.
Oh dear! I hope your appointment is/was relatively painless :-\
It was fine, thanks.
It looks like I've got a clean bill of health for the next 9 months.