I love going to the dentist. If my insurance would pay for a cleaning every 2 months-I'M SO THERE!! Unfortunately I only get this 2 times a year(call the WAAA-mbulance)
I recently experienced some dental work and the numbness that goes with it.
*"come in and make yourself comfortable" OK- it comes to mind that these experiences have always been easy-"this will numb your mouth so we can work with no feeling on your part"OK-this part has never bothered me-wait. has the needle always been that big? i think i should close my eyes-NOW! "we'll be back in a few minutes to give that ample time to sart working" OK-dum-de dum. i am humming to myself. it has now been 1 minute and nothing-oh oh wait what that slight tingling? i think its working. are they ever coming back? I KNOW I NEED TO BE NUMB EVERYWHERE-i KNOW that i am. "lets get started" OK-lets get DONE. "I need suction on this tooth" OK-you need a dry surface."More suction" arizona located in the southwest-not located in my mouth."More suction"you've not only got rid of the moisture in my mouth but the facets are dripping sand...hopefully i can get a drink soon. "We're almost done-just let me polish the tooth"OK-i so need to wet the ol' whistle so hurry up, doc. you know-i have a pretty bad gag reflex-i bet its worse when i have cotton mouth-(ack,ack-GET OUTTA MY MOUTH-no vesuvius today, but it was close. I get into my truck and desperately try to get a drink-nope, DENIED. my lips and tongue are so numb that the water just drips out of my mouth-oh wait. Ding Ding. i only had work on the right side. the left should be normal!! so much for that brillant idea. how long do i have to wait? well, lets go shopping and then go eat-the numbness will be gone by then. "can we eat now or do we need to wait?"asks my oh so wonderful hubby. well-i'm starving so who cares how my lips are-PIZZA my favorite. i'll order an extra cheese and mushroom. life is great-pizza,DRINK. (many heartfelt thanks to the inventor of the straw) i still am a little numb so ill tilt my head so that each bite of pizza falls to the left side-wait my oh so precious mushroom is falling off the pizza-quick quick use your mouth to grab it. yeah one side of my mouth is not closing all the way-oh darn. i just dropped my mushroom.