Thursday, November 29, 2007


Confession: I hate dentists. Ok, that's not being honest. It's more like... I'm scared to death of dentists. It all goes back to the abusive asshole that I saw as a child, blah, blah, blah, ghosts from the cradle etc. But the fact remains that I avoid dentists at all cost.

Even, apparently, at the cost of my teeth. Because the other day, part of a tooth BROKE OFF. So now I have to go to the damn dentist, and I feel all stupid and crazy for not going regularly like normal people do. Plus our family dentist (yes the rest of the humans around here go) is a really normal and nice woman. To make it worse, she's around my age and in this small town, we're considered peers. Only, I'm the crazy one who doesn't go the the dentist. Fabulous.

Buy hey, she DID say that I do a great job of cleaning my teeth. I was like, no SHIT- it's because I hate coming HERE.

More dental work to come.


Also, EEEK.

My dear crap, I may as well tell you, while I'm in a confessing mood, my kid fell out of her high chair yesterday. Landed right on her head. I ROCK.

Were you needing to feel superior to someone today? YOU ARE WELCOME.


Anonymous said...

Holy crap. You're really having quite the week, aren't you?

Flibberty said...

I hate the dentist too, and avoid it as much as I can, and sometimes I even take a dose of a really old prescription for a muscle relaxant/anti-convusant since I have severe dentist related anxiety. There's a reason dentists have the highest rate of depression of any profession, because EVERYONE hates going to see them.

Tessie said...

I would say that normal people mostly DON'T go to the dentist, at least every six months. No one that *I* know anyway.

I haven't been in 3 years if that makes you feel any better. I guess it's just a matter of time before one of my teeth breaks off. And that's what it will take for me to go.

d e v a n said...

I do go every 6 months, but if I was scared to I doubt I'd ever go!
Sorry for the crappy week. Big hugs!

LoriD said...

Poor baby. Hope she's okay.

I am paralyzed by fear at the thought of having any dental work done. I even hate the cleanings.

Mommy Brain said...

I too hate the dentist. Want to feel better about yourself? I let the pain from a cavity (read: gaping hole) in my already impacted wisdom tooth get so bad that I had to:
1. Call my husband in tears begging him to drop what he's doing and come home because I needed to go directly to the dentist. I literally could not think straight. Percocet was not even working on the pain.
2. Have said tooth extracted. Immediately.
3. Deal with an aching jaw/recover from the procedure while taking care of two 3 month olds by myself when I could have just had the work done before they were born. Oops.

Needless to say, I go every 6 months now. Hey, I even took my babies to the dentist this week. Woo-hoo!

Hope you feel better soon. I'm sure the baby is fine.

-The mother of the child who fell out of her stroller headfirst.