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heard something sad today....

A sizeable percentage of you on my f-list have read me mention from time to time that for a few reasons, I haven't had a dentist appointment for slightly over six years...

For the 18 years before that time, I had been going to the same dentist consistently up until the one main reason why I suddenly stopped...the crisis time when FASA Corp shuttered operations and before I learned that FanPro LLC took up the mantle of publishing and developing what would eventually be renamed as "Classic Battletech" and I was in a panic as to getting as much as I could possibly get on "that side of having my own credit/debit card or at least some way of ordering online" the materials.

Within this past year, I noticed the office where my dentist was (which recently expanded from "kiddie dentistry" with "grandfather" service to the most loyal patients to include adult dentistry as well) that it has a different dentist's name on the sign.

Until today I just thought "Well maybe Doc Harrington just moved his office somewhere else, cheaper rent or change of view...whatever."

My sister told my mom and I this evening...a coworker of hers that also uses the same dentist...met his wife at a grocery store the past week...

or rather I should say, the coworker met....my dentist's widow.

I've seen Doc Harrington when he had lunch out at my work since 2000...and now I know he died last August...and to think that the last time I had an appointment with him was SIX YEARS ago???? and now I have to find a new one? and I probably have so much tartar buildup on my teeth that I have to trust some hackjob-assed sadistic dentist to scrape the crap out of my teeth so much...and trust him to NOT take my teeth out with the tartar?

I'm sad...but what's wrong with me? I'm not crying...I must be so broken...

I know I am broken...I am a broken person.

The next dentist I go to, I'll impliment two harsh rules: 1) if he dares even half-accidentally gank out a tooth while scraping or cleaning....HE DIES!! 2) if during the checkup the X-ray shows the situation is so bad I need a tooth out (heaven forbid!) He'd BETTER pump me so full of novocaine that I really won't feel a damn thing when he does it and not even see anything tike the tooth or blood come across my field of vision even IF it does!

And do a good enough job of it that even afterward, I STILL WON'T HAVE ANY PAIN.

or...he's still gonna die!

Well not really literally die...just gonna make sure he WISHES he was dead!

For I am Ultraman!


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Jun. 25th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
At the place where I go, the nurse - not the dentist - does the cleaning/x-ray process. All the dentist seems to do is come back in, look over the nurse's work, and say, "Good job!"

I also never had any issues with them refusing to give me laughing gas and novacane.... I guess I've just been blessed with a really cool dentist :)
Jun. 25th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
The issue isn't refusing to give me the novocaine....

I'm afraid he won't give me enough and I'd still feel some of the pain.
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
My childhood dentist hit children and locked them in cloests. It was not unknown for me to have 6,7 - 10 cavities needing fillings in ONE visit discovery.

I never wanted to go to the dentist's again as an adult. I also didn't want to have them all pulled out..

I ended up chipping a back tooth while eating one day and I figured it was time [I didnt want to lose the whole tooth/swallow it, etc].
I actually called 1-800-DENTIST in a panic. I was crying, the whole thing. I was terrified. It turns out they're very nice and don't care about crying - they had a dentist near me that was tip-top in scared patients. He even worked with babies all day! I'm still happy with this guy even though I still have dentist-phobia. He's in a victorian house, they dole out valium if you require, very nice people.

There are also dentists these days that can knock you out unconscious if you prefer.
Anyhow God bless you can do it! The sooner the better.
Jun. 25th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
a sweetheart and beauty always.
*many hugs to you*

I'm happy that I found you...I made a good call in friending you and meeting you...you're incredibly beautiful in all ways that matter.
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