“You had a very difficult tooth.”

That was a direct quote from my dentist last week after dealing with a cracked filling that was apparently very difficult to treat.  For me, one of the most challenging (and frankly, awful) parts of Moebius is dealing with dental issues.  My teeth decided to start de-enameling themselves about ten years ago and they’ve had all kinds of problems ever since then.  And then I get horrible anxiety attacks about the dentist… I think mainly because it hurts!  Between my weak jaw making it difficult to hold my mouth open for long periods of time (and painful when I do) and generally hurting because it’s hard to work in my tiny mouth… it’s just not a generally pleasant experience.  And I seem to have a weird reaction to novocaine shots – I’ve had reactions before where the shots were and I think I might be having one again, my mouth is still swollen and painful and I had my shots last Thursday!  Figures… it’s always something!

So I hope my dentist at least sees me as a challenging case who makes her work more interesting?  At least I can imagine she does… instead of the difficult patient whose mouth is a pain to work in!

10 Comments

  1. Anna Velasco says:

    Scared or otherwise, going to the dentist to strengthen you teeth is much needed in dental health.oklahoma dentist

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  2. Margie says:

    It is nice to challenge your dentist from time to time, and they love it. After every procedure you will notice that you and your dentist will become closer because of the shared experience.Ron Receveur

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  3. Rosemary says:

    That was interesting. I wish my dentist have that attitude. I honestly think that I always make his work extra difficult by having teeth that are hard to pull out.fredericksburg dentist

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  4. Angeline says:

    It's interesting indeed. It's time to make the dentist's job more challenging. Although we want to finish the procedure as soon as possible, I think it's okay to sometimes give them a tedious task that's worth our money. mini implants

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  5. Not all dental patient has similar cases. Well, I think the dentist see your case as a challenging work that makes her work more interesting. Good luck on your dental issues.tucson az dentists

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  6. Don't you worry about that. Every dentist expect that every patient has different dental issues. Some are challenges and some are not. dentist bloomington

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  7. Edward Welch says:

    This is exactly what I am going through right now, My dentist said that I have a difficult tooth. I just wanted to let you know I am in the same boat and for most of the past 2 weeks I have been in pain of which on 2 occasions I have been to the A+E for a local ansethestic for the pain.houston cosmetic dentistry

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  8. I have to agree with Jake, don't worry about it. Dentist are used in treating patients with complicated oral problems. It's there job. Hope everything is well with you.bartlett dentist

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  9. I suggest that you go to the dentist and have your teeth checked so that it would be prevented.cosmetic dentist washington dc

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  10. Emilio.M says:

    Some tooth are really hard to remove especially if they are deeply rooted. Thanks.goose creek dentist

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