Look Ma No Cavities
In the last few days I’ve been experiencing some minor discomfort in one of my teeth. This brought back some very terrible memories of a toothache I had when was about 10. I couldn’t see the dentist for a couple of days and I really suffered. I was in constant throbbing pain and there was little anyone could do. When I finally made it to the dentist I found out the tooth wasn’t worth saving so they extracted it. I was pretty excited about that because I hate fillings. My teeth almost never completely freeze. There were times the dentists would give me 3 needles and I still felt what was going on. I’ve always preferred the quick yank to the drill. When they pulled that tooth I just lost it. My feet went kicking and I must have cried for 15 minutes aftwards. What a terrible experience.
I generally don’t like going to dentists. Being self employed I don’t have dental insurance. I haven’t gone for a checkup in a long long time. I’m also highly motivated to avoid what I experienced as a child. So I made an appointment as soon as I felt some discomfort. I have no idea why some people prefer the pain of toothache to the dentist. That makes no sense to me. Fortunately the discomfort faded over the last few days. I had my appointment today and I have no cavities just a leaking filling. I’m so happy. All in all I will be out a few hundred dollars. Phew!