My topic for the post today was to whine about my recent visit to the DENTIST or should I say emergency visit to the Oral Surgeon. Those who know me are aware that I don’t visit them often.
“Them”…. those people who shove their fingers in your mouth and find it necessary to ask all kinds of questions expecting you too reply in a normal conversation back to them.
“Them”…… who stick needles in your gums and the roof of your mouth while calmly explaining you might fell a “little pain!”
“Them”….who use power tools that sounds like your in the middle of building a condo, and you missed the yellow hard hats zone on arrival.
These kinds of tools have no business in or near your mouth!
It’s not that I have had horrid experiences with ….“them” in the past, it’s that at 50 years of age, I have had little occasion to visit “them”. I’m blessed with a set of choppers that needed little supervision and found earlier visits annoying and ridicules. Even if several other parts of my body have gone south – I was most proud of my teeth – they had not failed me!
Thus….keeping me away from any visits to “THEM” on a regular basis – I can honestly say that in a forty-nine year span I may have had 10 office visits with “THEM”; Four filling, wisdom teeth removed at 22, a few cleaning……perfect teeth.
I would love to indulge in self pity and cry for sympathy while I recount all the horrid details of Friday’s emergency visit but I will refine because honestly this was some what self-induced, due to an infection that I allowed to became way out of control. I will report that the experiences was not pleasant and very serious. Had I not gone and taken care of this, it could would might of become deadly.
So, today I would like to encourage those who have good choppers – like mine – or even those who are putting a repair or removal off, for what ever reason, to go to the Dentist. Trust me when I tell you that doing what they ask of you when there is a problem, is as important as visiting your physician, and doing just what they ask of you.
Unfortunately, as we get older we will have a tooth – or two- that turn’s renegade and demands our attention.
Every day is a gift…take those choppers and go visit THEM! They need a little TLC even if you are not having a problem!
And…thank you Dave for reminding me I’m not 20 anymore!