A few thoughts from a first time root canal patient.
#1. All dentist should offer you a diet coke while waiting. This actually seems like a good practice for any office where you might have a wait. I think we should start some sort of petition and have congress look at making it into a bill or something.
#2. Really cool dentists mount flat screen TV’s on the ceiling to let you watch a movie while they are drilling into your jaw. I watched the first bit of Yes Man. Hopefully Red Box has it so I can finish watching it.
#3. I appreciated that the dentist covered my upper lip and chin before he began to work. They tell you it’s to isolate the tooth and keep the area clean. I have a feeling that it’s more likely so they won’t be distracted by women with more facial hair than should be allowed by nature. If I would have known before hand that those areas would be hidden I would have at least waxed my eyebrows. Those can be a bit overwhelming too when you’re so close…or when you’re far away.
#4. Can someone tell me why I smelled anise during the procedure? I don’t like licorice. If they would have asked before hand, I would have chosen vanilla or jasmine. 😉
So clearly I survived and it wasn’t that bad. Be back later with something serious or crafty at least! Hope your week is off to a great start!