From small, I’ve always hate going to the dentist. I hate it when my milk teeth were on the process of falling off. Goyang… goyang… (shaking). Plus I always had ‘teeth falling off’ nightmare when I was young. Kekeke
When Hedo blogged about her dentist rendezvous early March, I had just found out that something is not right with my teeth.
One day I was enjoying my lovely noodle when suddenly I felt a stingy pain in my mouth lower left area. Later on I felt another pain at my upper right area as well. I thought it was just heaty (yit hei). But deng deng deng… Alas I found that I have 2 decaying teeth. So sad. Yes so sad because my teeth has never been ‘tampal’/had filling before. Can say healthy la.
A couple of days before reading Hedo’s dentist post, I had a nightmare. My nightmare was I found one of my tooth is loose. Talk about dream becoming reality… Aiy!!! (almost)
I waited until now, yes May to pluck up my courage. Actually I’m not brave at all. Just so happened my grandma’s denture have a problem & I invited her to go to the dentist together. But I chickened out when I was there. I did consulted the dentist to hear what he’s going to do to my teeth. That was on Tuesday.
Yesterday I went with my sis. Before going, I was again very very very nervous. Don’t you find the sight & sound of sickle, pick & grinder very very terrifying??? I know I’m nervous because of uncertain future (what will happen on the dentist chair, will I wail in pain?, not the sickening zzzzz ‘music’ again, etc). I know my worry mind is concentrating on the future.
This is what calmed me down:
Focus your attention on the Now and tell me what problem you have at this moment.
~from The Power of Now
Simple words but very deep meaning.
My answer: I’ve no problem now.
My nervousness subside very quickly. It didn’t disappear but it’s at a low ‘nervous’ level. This is what happened if you’re a worrier like me. Hmm…
Anyway the dentist visit went pretty well. He didn’t clean my teeth, that will be another visit. He only cleaned one of my tarter half-full tooth (very bad according to him), apply medicine & close it with a temporary filling. Will visit him again next week for him to put the permanent filling. Also I have another bad tooth which will be performed another time as well. So I guess maybe I need to visit him 3 or 4 times in total. Hmm I wonder is this how they ‘drill’ money from us? Thank God the procedure only cost me RM30. Btw I can only bite my food at my right side. Food will be tasteless. 🙁
I’m looking forward to my next visit actually.
Oh that’s a lied. I just hope everything will be back to normal quickly.
When the dentist was cleaning my tartar filled tooth, I thought I heard him said “I need to saw your teeth sometime later”. HORROR!!! I forgot to ask him to repeat that sentence. Imagine that is true!