I was at the dentist two days back, morning, September 5, 2011, with my husband. We woke early to be able to reach our appointment time. We arrive to clinic and fill up the form to be a regular client. As we waited for them to call our name, I was thinking what they will think about my teeth. Aha! I never have been to dentist for long. My last visit to dentist was year 2006, so I had this negative thought that they will laugh when they see it. I kept asking my husband what they will do to me inside. My husband told me “I don’t have any idea honey; well, it will be bad if after the X-ray, they will suggest to remove all your teeth”. What a joke! Yeah, he was kidding that moment. My husband gets into the X-ray room first. He was shocked because he thought they will start to fix his teeth next month. So there you go, it was me. I was next in the X-ray room, but suddenly I don’t speak much Czech so I was a little worried. On the other side, I was successful on X-ray. I understand what assistant meant by her body language. (Giggling) I followed my husband to dentist room. I sat in the chair and observed what dentist did to my husband. After that, I asked him,
“What should I do when I lay there, should I open my mouth right away or should I wait for them to tell me?”
I have so many questions before the procedure happened. I was so curious and wanted to make sure that I will not do some mistake during the process. I was glad that the assistant of that dentist know how to speak English a little. She always asked me if everything was okay, if no pain and if I’m comfortable. Suddenly I can’t respond to her because while she was asking me, there were so many things inside my mouth including dentist’s fingers. (Giggling) I felt so weird while I was there. They can’t remove my teeth because it was totally damaged and it was divided into pieces, which makes them trouble to remove the other half. After few moments, they decided to do surgery because it was hard to get the lower part. I felt that my teeth was scattered everywhere. I felt once there was part of my teeth dropped into my short, and others on the floor. Few more minutes and the tooth were removed. Finally!
We were going back home when I started to felt so much pain. It was worst and really much pain. My husband told me that I will feel much pain according to dentist. I wasn’t able to talk because it was worst and worst. I felt my husband pity on me. He kept on telling me “it will be okay honey, you will sleep and rest when we arrive home”. When we arrived home, I grabbed cold water on the bottle and put next to my face. It was huge pain, and I tasted the blood which I really hate. My husband escorted me to bed with my notebook, phone and tissue in case I will need them. He went to office but still checked me if I was okay at home, if no more pain, or still bleeding.
While I was in the bed, I realized that, I should have taken care of my teeth since I was young. Upon thinking, I got this idea to pay much more attention on my teeth. I will take care of it like I care myself and my husband.
Are you having some trouble, fear, or negative thoughts about going to dentist? Well, it is your time to get rid of it! The more you let it without dental care attention; you’ll have some trouble in the near future.