A Dentist and Dental Hygienist Prepare for an Examination
I was a dental assistant.
We were an office that specialized
in Root Canals...Endodontics.
I always felt for our patients
and was great with them.
Because they were the patient
and going through something
I, however, am a terrible patient.
The normal novocain makes my heart
race, so they have to use alternative
stuff that never works as well.
I grip the arms of the chair as if
that will help.
I look suspiciously at all of the
instruments to see if they are freshly
autoclaved and properly sterile.
Little Boy with a Toy Dentist Set
I read in between the lines of what the
Dentist and Assistant are saying and assume
they are secretly laughing at me.
I hate being the patient.
Today I will begin the process of a crown
that has been recommended for the past five
or more years. Thankfully this tooth has
not broken...but as a sufferer of TMJ after
a bad experience with wisdom teeth removal
I do not love having my mouth open for long
Whine...whine...whine...that is me today.
But, it is time.
We are going to do it.
Today, should you hear screaming from
the general direction of Lancaster County
...it is not me...
I just whimper!
Hope you have no dental work today.