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A Visit to a Dentist

Published by Mr Ghaz in Offbeat
April 16th, 2009

The dentist was a strong man. He grabbed my arm and effortlessly guided me onto the chair. I lay down with my heart pounding in unison with the pain in my head and tooth..“Relax and open your mouth,” the dentist commanded. For such a huge man he had such a soft gentle voice..

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A Visit to a Dentist

All through the night, I lay awake with a terrible toothache. Aspirins and pain – killers provided some relief but the pain returned with greater intensity when the effects of the medicine wore off. This bad tooth should have been pulled out long ago, but I kept on postponing my visit to the dentist. I dreaded hypodermic syringes and whining drills. I had this terrible fear of dentist.

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A Long Painful Night

When morning finally came, I sighed with relief. It had been a long painful night. In addition, insomnia had given me a headache. My eyes were red and my mouth felt parched. What a state I was in. Never in my life had I felt this bad before.

I arrived early at the dental surgery. However there were others still earlier than me. So after registering my name with the receptionist, I sat down gloomily on one of the chairs in the waiting room. There were newspapers and magazines available for reading but somehow they did not seem appealing. Music was played through two gigantic loudspeakers in the waiting room. I vaguely recognized a couple of songs. They were my favorite songs but they did not sound good at all at that time. All I felt was the mind – numbing pain. I wished that my turn would come soon.

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  1. Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:57 am

    I agree it is unnecessary anxiety. However visiting dentist is always unpleasant thing. Will be very cheerful when it is end.

  2. Posted April 16, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I will hate it for ever – hated it as a child and it has never got any better.

  3. Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Sometimes our fears are greater than the thing we are afraid of , for sure Mr Ghaz

  4. The Good Vibes Girl
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Great article, yes the things we fear most, often turn out to be quite harmless.

  5. Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Hate dentist visits. Good show, though.

  6. Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:43 am

    I loved that read. I am so glad you didn’t feel pain during the extraction. Dentists are not the tyrants they were once perceived.

    Christine

  7. Posted April 16, 2009 at 7:41 am

    great article, Mr. Ghaz , you know I have a sister who is a dentist, i’ll recommend you.

  8. kate smedley
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Great article, I hate visits to the dentist!

  9. Posted April 16, 2009 at 8:40 am

    The needles and all at the dentist doesn’t really bother me. What I dread is having to take these large anitbotic pills before and after the visit. I’ve never been too good at swallowing pills.

  10. Posted April 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Fun descriptive piece! arrgh dentists :(

  11. Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

    My sister refuses her visits to the dentists. The last time she went to an appointment was 10 years ago.

  12. Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I dread the dentist. Funny piece, but makes me hate the dentist even more.

  13. angelonearth2001
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I dislike dentist…..but i did like the end of your article i am glad for you, you did not feel the pain….they cannot do anesthesia on me it does not work more then 15 minutes so it is always terrible pain even if they do another anesthesia it is the same..that is why i dislike that.

  14. Posted April 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    You/ll have a lot of friends on this one Mr. Ghaz. Going to the dentist is not viewed as fun to most people. A great article.
    Monica

  15. Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Dentist- needed,but hated. Not a job that I would want

  16. Posted April 17, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I had a terrible tooth ache like that once. That’s the most horrible pain I’ve ever experienced, turns out that my jaw had no space for my wisdom tooth and that had created the pains. I had to take my wisdom tooth out.

  17. Posted April 17, 2009 at 6:12 am

    I love visiting my dentist, actually — super nice guy and he does a great job. I like this article!

  18. Steve West
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Excellent article of the anxiety and relief of seeing the dentist.

  19. loveyoutodeathbu
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 10:11 am

    You must have scared a lot of people today mrghaz =) Hopefully they were scared straight into a good home treatment program. I swear by oil swishing (google it) and have not had any more scary dentist visits. So I could enjoy this post =P

  20. Posted April 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I go every six months but by far it is not my favorite thing to do. Good write.

  21. Kimberly Moore
    Posted April 18, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    More dentist’s need to be like him!

  22. writing4angels
    Posted April 18, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    great article… will surely give hope to the one visiting dentist next.

  23. Posted April 26, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Definately an unecessary anxiety, most of us hate going,
    but if we take care of ourselves, the exams shouldnt be that bad
    I have to see my dentist tomorrow. I don’t hate it anymore,
    nore have a fear/anxiety

    Definately a great write!!

  24. Posted May 8, 2009 at 3:59 am

    it’s such a good read, mr.ghaz!

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