My Trip to the Dentist

I like to eat peanuts, walnuts, pistachios and cashews. I was cracking and eating pistachios one evening watching TV and accidentally put part of the shell in my mouth instead of the pistachio nut. I bit down and chipped a tooth. It took out a decent size piece of my tooth. It became instantly sensitive […]

I like to eat peanuts, walnuts, pistachios and cashews. I was cracking and eating pistachios one evening watching TV and accidentally put part of the shell in my mouth instead of the pistachio nut. I bit down and chipped a tooth. It took out a decent size piece of my tooth. It became instantly sensitive to hot and cold things. I waited out the weekend and made an appointment with my Aurora dentist to get it fixed.

The big deal for me is that I do not like to go to the dentist. I never have any problems, but I just have a natural fear of medical procedures of any kind. I get afraid of things that might happen. This makes me put off seeing the dentist for too long. My teeth are nice enough that my smile always looks good. I brush and floss better than most folks, because I don’t like to go to the dentist. I have not had a cavity in 10 years, but now I had a chipped tooth. I was nervous from the time I made the appointment with the Aurora dentist until the office visit was over.

My chipped tooth also had a small crack that had to be repaired. I needed a resin filling to match the color of my teeth, and I had to have the shot because the drilling was more than just on the surface. I really dislike the shots, but it is made tolerable now because they use the topical anesthetic on your gums now before they inject the lidocaine. Most folks think dentists use novocaine, but you likely get lidocaine to numb your tooth. The procedure was over in less than a half hour, but I dislike hearing the drill and just sitting their anticipating the worst. As usual, I had no pain and only mild discomfort, and my tooth was fixed perfectly. I do not like being a big baby about it, but I just cannot help myself.