The scraping on my teeth...the stupid lead apron for x-rays...the x-ray thingies that are too big for my mouth...the polisher that sounds too much like the drill...the grittiness of the polishing cream...the man-handling of my tongue...must I go on? Just about the only thing I like about my semi-annual cleanings is the super cool sunglasses that are provided for me so my eyes don't get blasted by the crazy bright light that they shine in your face. *note to self: take a selfie next time with the sunglasses :)
Also, did I mention the amount of antibiotics that I have to take before my appointment? Yup. Once you've had an artificial joint (and I now have 6!), the ADA recommends that you pre-medicate before your appointment to minimize the risk of infection. How this all works, I don't know. I just do what I'm told and swallow 4 horse pills an hour before my appointment. Oh joy. I felt sick to my stomach all day yesterday because of the stupid pills! And when I go back in three weeks for my filling (of course, I have a cavity), I get to pre-medicate at that time as well. I'm really looking forward to that day...not! I'll probably end up taking a Xanax for that appointment since just the sound of the drill raises my blood pressure and gives me anxiety.
So, while I finally have a dentist that I'm comfortable with, I still pretty much hate the whole thing. I have all the usual things that many people don't like about going to the dentist...and I have the whole antibiotic craziness to deal with too.
Anybody out there hate going to the dentist as much as I do?