Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Open Up And Say ARRRGGGGHHH!!!



Greetings.

I stand before today a changed man, different to the one who you have come to know and tolerate. Older, wiser, more highly schooled in the secret workings of mouth torture.

Yesterday I went to the dentist for the first time in twelve years, and got my first ever filling. All in all, the experience was a barrel of laughs, what with the injections in my gums, scraping and drilling and general WWII era contraptions stuck in my mouth. I felt thoroughly justified in having only been to the dentist three times since 1989. Hey lets go to this rad place where sadists butcher your mouth, and then you give them lots of your money. Yeah, lets.

Melodramatics aside, the dentist was pretty nice (for a sadist)and thankfully apart from decay in two teeth there wasn't anything else to worry about. The break was pretty big though. I have to go back one more time for the second tooth, but after that I shouldn't have to return before we are driving in flying cars and operating computers with our minds (ie, Tuesday week).

Gotta say, whose great idea was it to make fillings grey? Why not white? It's like they just stuck a wad of Blu Tack in there and hardened it with one of those creme brulee blow torch things. I could've done that out in the garage for nothing.

Anyways, I can now bite hard popcorn kernels again, and that's the main thing.

6 comments:

Laetitia :-) said...

Grey! Seriously? If it's truly grey and not a colour that more closely matches your teeth then your dentist hasn't updated themselves, well since the last time you went to one. I hope your dentist isn't using amalgam (silvery grey metallic stuff) as that contains mercury.

Anyway, if you go more often to get a simple scale and clean (and maybe a dab of fluoride) you're less likely to need fillings.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Hey, where I live they only just stopped using horse and cart.

fional said...

I am very hesitant to ask this question, but when you say *the filling was grey*, do you also mean that now *your tooth is grey*? Cos I went to the dentist earlier in the year and now one of my teeth is a little grey. But I think he just didn't notice. #secrettoothworry

Ben McLaughlin said...

Hi Fiona. Hmm. No, I meant the actual filling was grey. My teeth are more a dull beige colour..

fional said...

Oh.

fional said...

Dear.