Dream Dentist

I have the best ever.  I know, some of you are probably cringing in your seat at the mention of a dentist, but I have to say, my dentist is awesome.  She puts up with the Princess Nagger instead of making her go to a Pediatric Dentist, in spite of PN’s obvious aversion (read: vocal protestations) to being in the dentist chair (something she inherited from her dada). 

Then there’s me, who inherited soft teeth from my mom (subsequently inherited by Princess Nagger, poor thing) so when one of my back lower molars had its 20-ish year old filling replaced efficiently turned into needing a root canal instead, my dentist tackled it with grace.

I also inherited extra long roots (with a hook at the end) from my dad, which makes me a in the root canal department.  But rather than farming me out to a different dentist who probably does those in his sleep, she agreed to tackle it herself (yes, she does too, but has limited herself to only tackling the front teeth rather than back teeth since they’re a pain in the you-know-what).  I was actually the guinea pig to try out a new root canal system she just got for her office.

Because of my root oddities, she ended up having to do the root canal itself in two appointments. She was able to get one of the two roots taken care of successfully last Thursday in just over an hour, but the second and final root Monday was a bit more intimidating. 

It took just over two hours to get that last one done.  Thank goodness she’s a very patient dentist.  And now the pain I’ve been putting up with for several months (and more pronounced over the weekend after the first go ’round with the roots) is finally gone.

The next couple of appointments will be a breeze – replacing the temporary filling and adding a crown will be a cakewalk compared to the root canal itself.

Which brings me to this week’s question:

Do you like your dentist?

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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29 thoughts on “Dream Dentist

  1. My dentist is a golfing friend of my husbands. He’s really good. HOWEVER, I have severe anxiety if they have to do any work at all. I have to take a Xanax before and after. It’s bad. I feel a lot of pain even with all the numbing. It freaks me out. Therefore, I brush and floss like nobody’s business!!!

  2. I don’t have a particular dentist which I go to but a dental group where we see the 1st dentist available out of the pool. The kids go to the same type of dentist too as it works out cheaper.

  3. I guess as far as dentists go…mine is fine! He doesn’t make me jump up and down with joy but he is good and gentle. So that is good.
    Glad your appt. went well. No pain is good
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  4. Since moving we haven’t found a dentist close by and the drive to the dentist we like is now very far away.

  5. Nope, don’t like mine at all. Right now I guess I can only have a male dentist due to where I am living and who is available. My thing is I feel more comfortable with a female dentist, more in-tune. So I dread going, but always dread going no matter who the dentist is,lol.

  6. Ugh, I do not like my dentist. Last time I was there, the dentist was convinced I had five cavities, but they were “surface cavities” which did not require novacaine. I got them done, and was then told by another dentist months later that I and my insurance had been taken for a ride.

  7. i so know i am getting old bc i am starting to have tooth issues, and i also now know i am a wimp about getting work done at the dentist.

    you are lucky to have a great dentist!

  8. Yikes, that is some serious dental work!! Glad you have a good dentist and one you like and trust, makes a world of difference.

    Mine is good too but I tease her that she is always finding something wrong when I go in and I do everything right. She laughs, sometimes it is just age and timing. I have been avoiding her and it is time!

  9. I hate the dentist! I make sure to take pristine care of my teeth because I refuse to go unless something is killing me. Last time I went, about 8 years ago, I had a cavity that needed filled. He jammed one of those sharp tools right through the center of it and the PAIN! OMG! I about flew off the chair. He then proceeded to SCREAM at me “If you ever do that again, I will rip your face open with this tool. Do you hear me? And it will be YOUR fault, not mine! YOURS! Do you understand?” Turned me off going back to the dentist, for sure!

  10. I have to disagree with you, just because my dentist is the best:) Seriously, I have been always afraid from the dentists. But since when I’ve found my dentist, I never have any fear from him. I think, if you let someone to work inside your mouth, that special relationship need to be based on trust. If you don’t trust your dentist, you win’t be able to fight you fears.

  11. I use to like my dentist until he went color blind. I have a partial & they’re much to dark & i’m very unhappy with them & him. 🙁

  12. That sounds very UNdelightful! I was blessed with decent teeth, and don’t even have a regular dentist. I haven’t been in ages – I really need to get on that!

    Glad you like yours!!

  13. I go to a “factory” dentists’ office with a high turnover of dentists. So my dentist has changed several times in the past few years. But I do like my hygienist. Since I see him more often, that’s what keeps me going back.

  14. I’m glad your family has a great dentist.
    We have one that we use once a year or so and he seems really nice, so yes I like our dentist.
    We had one before and we changed because they lost perspective.

  15. It always makings things easier when you have someone like a doctor or dentist or therapist that your whole family adores-It IS definitely a blessing 🙂

    I know this is probably shameful, but after our last dentist (we had somewhat of a falling out) we haven’t really found a new one we’ve liked and it’s been a couple years O.o

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. I agree. The situation between a dentist and his/her patient is always based in trust. I won’t let somebody who I don’t trust to put his hands in my mouth…

  17. “like” – do I like paying taxes or an phone bill? My dentist is very friendly and demonstrates great skills so I like him. However that “like” is unlike my like for say beer.

  18. Yes and no…my husband is actually friendly with him, so i have been out to dinner with my dentist many times. He is a great guy. But, I had a not so great experience with him once – he didnt catch I needed root canal right away, so I tend to like his partner better who solved my problem

  19. I like my previous dentist because he’s got light hands and he is sensitive to his patient’s feelings. He makes sure that I feel the least pain possible that is why I actually am looking for him again. Too bad we lost contact. I hope I will be able to find him.