Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dentists Take Notes

I had a dentist that I trusted and loved. He was super awesome, gentle and really funny. He and the other professionals in the office would carry on a conversation (always great ones) throwing you a yes/no question to make you feel part of the fun.
He always asked you how you were doing and let you know what he was doing – or going to do.

I was really sad when he died unexpectedly. Not only was he such a sweet man but he was the best dentist, irreplaceable.

So I finally get over (kinda sorta) my dentist fear and head on into a new office. An office full of women, moms, grandmothers. These chicks gotta be the gentle sort right? WRONG!
The hygienist was nice enough but she kept hitting my teeth with her shiny silver mirror thingy. I swear I thought she was going to knock one out! She also kept asking me to swallow – GROSS!! Use the sucky sucky thing… Please!

Then the dentist came in – no mask, chewing gum with her mouth flapping open. No shit! CHEWING GUM!!! WITH – HER – MOUTH – OPEN!!! She actually spit in my face 3 times! No excuse – as she was clearly in her late 50’s and she should know better.

She wasn’t much better with the tools either. She kept pinching my lip up against my teeth, making me bite myself. She would then plop them on my chest – come on Lady! That shit is just rude!

Needless to say, I’m pretty disappointed… and I’m still looking for someone to replace Mr. Irreplaceable.

8 Friends Commented:

Terri said...

Oh no, I bet that wasn't a fun trip to the dentist. I hope you find one that can replace the one you had (sorry for his death).

An Imperfect Momma said...

Ugh...I hate the dentist. I am so sorry you lost yours. Hope you find a new one soon

More Milestones said...

Thanks so much. So weird. I didn't know how much I really liked my dentist (who spends time thinking of their dentist) until he was gone.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Yikes! I couldn't even read this post once I got to the shiny mirror hitting your teeth! I despise dentists! And I really need to go!

More Milestones said...

It was not a fun time.
My hopes were high too when I saw that they were all women... what can you do?

Adrienne said...

Oh! That's crazy! Going to the denstist makes me nervous, so I would have probably freaked out. I hope you find one that you like soon.

More Milestones said...

I have a dentist thing too and this didn't help.

Abbie said...

Sorry to hear about the dentist. I have a huge fear regarding dentists and to find someone is very difficult.

Keep looking and Good Luck!