Thursday, August 28, 2008

Excitement at the Dentist


This morning I went to the destinst to have impressions made for a night guard because apparently I grind my teeth at night a bit and have some wear they want to prevent more of. So if you have ever had impressions made, you know that they insert these large trays overflowing with cold goo that squishes out into your mouth when they press the tray against your teeth to make the mold. And then it takes 20-30 seconds for the goo to set. Well, I was expecting this, but not the humongous glob that squirted out the back and sat there trying to decide whether or not it would go down my throat. I gagged twice and sat up hoping to discourage the glob from going down the throat and when that didn't seem to help I almost threw up in the chair and yanked the tray out while reaching in with my other hand to a grab the even larger wad of goo that was there now since none of it had set yet and ran to the sink, all of this happening in probably 7 seconds. After apologizing profusely I started to laugh and thankfully the dental assistant did too (Isn't it always so much worse when you are laughing alone) and we tried again, this time she didn't fill the trays as full. I asked her if anyone else had done that before and she said "Oh yes, there was a man that took his tray out and walked out the door and kept going."

5 comments:

Ali-kat said...

A similar thing happened to me. The lady who did mine was really, really rough and I almost cried. Now I have the night guard and I hate it. You've been warned.

Rich said...

holy cow, that is definitely exciting!!

ugh - and terrifying, glad you survived the goo.

Rachel C. said...

I got a night guard too. It helps a lot when I'm stressed. Are your shoulders and neck really sore? You might notice a difference with the guard.

Loved your story! I featured it in my link round-up this week!

Kimberly said...

When I was a kid and was getting fitted for braces, I totally barfed all over the orthodontist when they did the impression mold. Nice. I got a new t-shirt out of it.

meredith.campbell said...

After two sets of braces, I know exactly how you felt. It's awful.