Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another (and hopefully my last in a long time) Dental Disaster

I had to go to the dentist today for my last appointment to fix everything I have been ignoring for the last ten years because of my crippling case of dental-phobia.  This particular dentist is about 16 years old and wants to be called Dr. Stephanie.  (Not her real name, but you get the idea, Doctor + first name).  She did a pretty good job last time.  She was quick, and it was relatively painless so I wasn't dreading today too much.  First she told me what she would be doing;  filling three cavities, one which she said was "deepish" and might be sensitive for a while.  Then we talked about Days of Our Lives for a while and then she got busy.  It wasn't too bad until she cut her finger and bled into my mouth.

yeah, that's right, I said, BLED INTO MY MOUTH!

That kind of sucked for both of us.  Now I have to go to the clinic later and have some blood drawn to prove to her that I don't have HIV or HCV or HBV or an other kind of virus. I wonder what I caught from her?  Probably nothing, I'm not worried about it, but I am so ticked about having to have blood taken (I don't really feel like fainting today) that I didn't reassure her about my virus-free status and instead just said, ".... oh..... no.  I'm so sorry that happened.  To you."

Now I'm sitting at home and the novocaine is wearing off and the tooth she said might be a bit sensitive is hurting like someone was pounding on it with a jackhammer.  Oh well, at least now I don't have to go back to the dentist for another ten years.


  1. She bled in your mouth? Call a lawyer! LOL

  2. I can't believe she bled in your mouth?! Didn't she have gloves on? Sorry about needing a blood test. She should need to get one - not you.

  3. Gak! She bled in your mouth? She should give you unlimited access to laughing gas for that little misstep. That stuff is awesome.

  4. Yeah, she had gloves on. I think that during the hour of endless drilling she was filing my teeth to razor sharp points and she cut her glove and her skin. I would seriously love some laughing gas right now.

  5. Probably took your mind off of your ankle pain.

  6. Anne, I think I'm going to have to go to the chiropractor for my ankle. It's not getting better. At least the pretend doctor (probably) won't bleed into my mouth.

  7. How about when your at the regular doctor's office getting your blood drawn, ask the phlebotomist to check out your ankle, too.

  8. When I read this yesterday I was so grossed out!!!!!
    She bled in your mouth - she needs to get checked not you!!!
    WTF - I think you just got yourself some free dental work!!
    I can't believe they didn't immediately contact their insurance company.......oh wait you know they did.

  9. Oh, my God, that's disgusting.

    But does it mean you're Dr. Stephanie's vampire wife now?


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