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25 September 2009 @ 05:05 pm
Dentists and Dooooom  
Actually i had technically nothing to fear... the dentist i went to see was great! I cant believe i spent so long fearing them (ie i havent been to a dentist for 15 years!! - last time i went i was 13/4)
She took out my poorly tooth.. well gave me the option of a root canal but it would have to be done on 3 seperate occasions (ie 3 visits yow).. or an extraction. I went for the extraction (it was the far right back molar, so no one can see it and i probably wont notice its gone), i can live without one tooth or get an implanted one at some point when i have more funds. The idea of root canals still fills me with dread!
Anyhoo, off she went, didnt feel any injections, nothing at all.. she was great! The tooth however didnt want to come out and it took 20mins of poking, pulling, pushing and prodding.. apparently i have really deep set roots (man!) about 5mm more than usual.. she was only 5 foot nothing and skinny as a rake aswell so practically ended up sitting on top of me by the end trying to get it out. Was quite amusing, but no pain felt at all :) Yay!!
For not having been to the dentist for 15 years aswell she said my teeth were great and strong, and there was no sign of any infection or decay in any of the other ones either.. was just that badly cracked one from a few years ago! Hooray +1!!
Still have to get my wisdoms done at some point as one is impacting a little, but she said the pain i felt probably was just the poorly tooth and had nothing at all to do with the wisdoms, its just where the nerves travel.
I am so glad i went and she was so lovely to me!!

Boything got an earbashing when i got in aswell.. he couldnt be arsed to get up and come with me, and i came home to a house full of people on Xbox.. 'Hi dear, i have a bloody swab in my mouth that looks like a tampon, a cheek to rival Alvin and the Chipmunks and i am in massive amounts of pain.. do i look like i want to spend the rest of the day with people in my fucking house'... was the general gist.. so they have all gone now! Hooray +2

Have downloaded Brazil aswell, the film from 1985, because to this day i still havent watched it.. supposidly quite good.. so going to watch people 'wasting ministry time and paper' and eat spicy tomato and lentil soup... noms!

Although i am ignoring all advise which is not to smoke for 24 hours.... i cant drink alchimahol for the next week because of the antibiotics but damn love you aint taking my fags!!

+ Lithium Princess +genniferholland on September 25th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better. I hate the dentist too and haven't been in a while - hopefully when I do go back I'll find a nice one like you did!!
sybafairysybafairy on September 25th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
I was utterly petrified, felt physically sick and was shaking.. i told her this and she was so lovely and said she was glad she had me and i hadnt been allocated a heavy handed male dentist.. talked me through everything and put me at ease.
So all in all pretty pleased with how it all worked out :) This was done on our NHS system aswell, which basically everyone in the UK is entitled to, but NHS dentists are really hard to find.. so i paid £16 for something that privately would have cost me £100+.. so i had my trepidation about how they would treat me or what the service would be like, but she was totally lovely :) If i see her about i might even buy her a drink
+ Lithium Princess +genniferholland on September 26th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
I don't hate the dentist as much as you do by the sounds of it, but I know that I hate them enough that it has to be really bad before I go and find one.

My dental insurance isn't good at all and I think that might be another reason why I am holding off on finding one.
sybafairysybafairy on September 26th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
Lots of people in the UK really slate the National Health Service and the service they provide.. that really annoys me! I mean if your sick you get to see a free doctor, a free hospital and only pay £7 per prescription.. again with dentists they have set fees.. so the most you can spend is £198 as a capped fee and that is for everything they do including a full set of dentures...
I hate the fact people complain about this.. we are SO lucky in comparison to most other countries in the world, and i am personally thankful that my money isnt eaten up in insurance fees! Obviously we pay a tax called National Insurance, but that is minimal.