I had my regular dental checkup last week. You might remember how wonderful my dentist is since I wrote about it last year. New readers can see the article here. There was a little problem and she referred me to a local endodontist.
I was so disappointed when I went for my first appointment. No reduced lighting, no personal TV, no back massager, no soft music, and no hand massage. I felt like I was traveling back in time.
The office was an old house converted into a dentist office. No crisp, clean, modern office tastefully decorated. I had forgotten what other dentists were like.
My regular dentist does everything digitally, so when she takes xrays I get to see them on the tv/computer screen. The endodontist uses the old fashioned xray machine and the arm kept slipping (because it was just greased) so I had to hold it in place while the nurse took the photo.
I have to admit that looks were deceiving. The endodontist did a great job. He was very gentle and the surgery went very well.
I came home to recover and that is when I made my mistake. Once the numbness started wearing off, I took a pain pill. Oh my gosh! I was dizzy, my speech was slurred, I got very sleepy, and then the nausea started. Needless to say I had a very rough night and I can guarantee I will not be taking any more of those pills unless I am in serious pain!
I did miss my dentist and all the modern ammenities she has but I do have to admit the endodontist she referred was excellent. Now if my mouth will heal quickly and I don’t have to take any more pain pills I will be very happy.