I do not like the dentist.
I know, I know...nobody does.
Until the age of 18, my dentist was my dad's former student. He...was terrible. Seriously, terrible, and I don't say that lightly. At the age of 8, I got Novocaine shots and it made my entire head tingle with pain. It hurt SO bad, and I'm a person, even at the age of 8, who has gone through a lot of pain. When I was 18, I went back (I had been going to an orthodontist) and he gave me 8 novocaine shots. I thought surely it won't hurt as bad as when I was 8. Everything seems worse when you're 8. Nope. It hurt JUST AS BAD as I had remembered.
Did you know that there is supposed to be gel rubbed on your gums before the shot? I didn't know that until I was 26.
Yeah. He just straight shot me. And I STILL felt the drilling! And then, he drilled the wrong tooth! It's never good when you hear your dentist say, "Oops!" -_-
Since 18, I went to a dentist in Costa Mesa who tried to sell me everything in the whole world (including a $250 bite plate), tried to make me insecure about not having perfectly straight teeth so I would buy invisalign (didn't work), and after seeing him my teeth have been sensitive.
I went to a new dentist in RSM because...my teeth hurt. It's been 5 years.
She was really good, actually. And I got complimented on my gums and the color of my teeth! I'll take any compliment I can get. But in the last 3 days I have gotten about 5 hours of dental work done. I had to keep my mouth open for 2 hours today. My jaw aches. :(
Oh well. My teeth feel good. They aren't sensitive. Everyone was cool.
I'll go back...when my teeth hurt again. :)