Going To The Dentist

A dentist in someone's mouthI went to the dentist recently, which I hate. The buzzing of tools, bright lights, muffled conversations, screams of pain… I dread all of it, hoping they don’t find anything wrong with my teeth.

While I was reclining in the chair, I thought this would make a good blog post, thinking of some suggestions for dentists that may make experiences there comfortable:

  • Allow people to choose their music or radio station. Hearing the BillBoard Top 10 makes me cringe almost as much as the drill in my mouth. Listening to something I like would be a welcome distraction from fingers in my mouth.
  • Put reading material on the ceiling.
  • Ensure the staff doesn’t wear perfume or cologne. It’s nauseating more than usual when the wearer is standing one inch away from you.
  • Tell the patient what you’re doing, so you don’t have to ask, “What are you going to do with that jackhammer?”

Nothin’ Personal Doc, But…I Hate Dentists! appears to be an interesting book about this subject, although I have no desire to read about it.

Here’s a dentist joke I posted long ago.

4 Replies to “Going To The Dentist”

  1. apparently some dentists have starting putting TV screens in the room, so you have something to distract you from the hundreds of dollars you’re wasting!

  2. I hate pop culture music! If I have to listen to Mariah Carey one more fucking time, I think I will shove a pencil right in my ear!

    Who picks the top 40? 10 year olds?

    Reading material on the ceiling would be good, only problem is you have a halogen light in your eye!

    It would help if they had the oral hygenist look like Nicole Smith and have he give you a scalp massage during the procedure.

  3. I’m of the opinion that the dentist should be listening to what HE wants. I mean, the last thing I want is for him to be listening to some kind of music he cringes at, while drilling a hole in my tooth. If Mariah Carey helps him focus, then make it so…lol.

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