Joy at JoyErickson’s Weblog just recently asked the question “Whose a bigger wimp when sick, men or women?” Of course, we don’t even need to answer that question because we already know the answer. But now I’m having second thoughts.
I have a TOOTHACHE and it freakin’ hurts!!!!
I can’t go have it pulled until Thursday because I am on aspirin and they are afraid I’ll bleed out in the chair. I don’t do dentists. Don’t take that the wrong way, please. I just don’t like to go to the dentist. Oh my freakin’ word, this hurts. So I have decided to whine on this post. I have dentophobia.
This wood and ivory carving depicts tooth extraction – 17th century style.
Look what I just found:
Thousands of people who avoided the dentist are getting their dentistry done while they relax in the chair, thanks to a new development in dentistry called “pill dentistry,” technically known as oral conscious sedation.
Why didn’t I know about this before?
I guess only certain dentists do this and mine isn’t one of them.
Overcome dental phobia with the help of hypnosis!
Do you avoid going to the dentist, even in the midst of severe dental pain? Would you rather let a tooth rot away than have a cavity filled or an extraction performed? What happens when you do have to visit your dentist? Does an empty pit develop in the center of your stomach? Do your hands start sweating? Maybe your head starts spinning just a bit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are one of the many people who suffer from a dental phobia.
Yes, my head is spinning. Yes, to all those questions.
Actually this tooth hurts so much I can’t wait until Thursday to get it yanked.
And now I have to go VOTE!!!!
Fuckity Fuck, this really hurts!!!