Pure Torture

There are very few things in life that I truly despise. I attempt to find the positive in any situation, but there is one event that I avoid like the plague. It is far worse than cooked green beans or my annual OB/GYN visit. In fact, I would choose to give birth to my 13 pound twins, all over again, before partaking in this event. You’re probably thinking, what can be worse than that!? One thing…the dentist!


I dislike…. no, despise the dentist. Going to the dentist is a fancy cover-up for a modern-day torture chamber. Contemplate this… When I enter that bright and cheery waiting room, complete with Nemo, swimming in a large saltwater tank, I instantly become suspicious. There are perky ladies, behind the counter, with flawless pearly whites. (Those teeth would give Michigan’s freshly fallen snow serious competition!) Overly perky, middle-aged women, with perfect teeth??? This was also a serious concern.

No one is that happy, every moment of every day. It is impossible! I can say this from experience. I am an upbeat and perky person, 95% of the time. Yet, I do have a dark-side. I can get the grumbles and have my panties in a wad in 2 seconds flat. Once again, no one is continuously filled with perfect smiles and fairy dust…it is purely impossible.

Tomorrow, I am the victim… I will sit and wait in agony, knowing what the dentist will do to me. A humongous auger will drill in my mouth, mining for gems and treasures. The sounds that will come from the back room will fill my body with chills, from head to toe. My teeth are instantly clenched just contemplating the thought.Β  I must try to relax and focus on Nemo, who will whisper to me, “Just keep swimming”, from the tank.

If you don’t hear from me again, you will know why…


Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

40 thoughts on “Pure Torture

  1. We all have fears to overcome, I admit that I did not see this one coming from you though! Stay strong my friend😊 For the record, I would take the dentist over childbirth any day!!πŸ’•

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  2. I visited my dentist yesterday. My dentist hugs me. He is awesome. My appointment scheduler hugs me. She is awesome. I am sure you know what I’m going to say about my hygienist. You need a dentist who hugs you. Truly, if you are frightened of the dentist, you need a new dentist. In this day and age, dentistry should be mildly uncomfortable, at worst. I don’t know what you are having done, but I just had a crown installed and it wasn’t a big deal at all. For years I’ve told people I am a queen and I should have a golden crown…and now I have one!

    I tell you what. I will send along my dragon Malac. She and her partner Garnek are in charge of making sure doctors and dentists are nice to me, and my loved ones. She’s never let me down. Garnek will be with Bill while he is getting his test results to make sure his cancer is still gone. You will both have watchful dragons. So when you see your dentist, know that Malac is in the background. Who knows, you might even get a hug! πŸ‰ ❀️ πŸ‰ ❀️ πŸ‰

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  3. Haha Roda two thoughts here. First you don’t see them all the time and they are paid to be upbeat and show their pearly whites. Second based on all the billboards along the road the first time I visited US I told my friends that all you needed in the US was a good lawyer and a good dentist πŸ˜‰ Good luck today!

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      1. My dentist is very nice. I am just a tactile person and the whole process drives me crazy. I don’t have an issue with pain, it is the sounds and textures!

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  4. If we never hear from you again. Ha ha that made me chuckle . For some reason I am thinking Steve Martin in the Little Shop of Horrors now. Good luck with it all . Just out of curiosity, if they do finish you off in the dentist chair would that mean my t-shirt would go up considerably in value? Just asking out of curiosity that’s all.

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  5. You’re so not alone. I also hate the dentist. I remember on Seinfeld they labelled one character as an “anti-dentite.” That would be me. First of all, you go so they can torture you and they always insist on finding every little darn picky thing wrong with your teeth so they either a) give you a huge bill, which would make your mouth drop open if it wasn’t all numb or b) attempt to use up all your insurance allowance for the year. Along with the billing comes the smile, flashing the pearly whites, and “let’s set up your next appointment,” a phrase which is never finished with, “so we can torture and bill you some more!” I might be exaggerating, but that’s how I feel when it’s time to see the dentist. Please, dentists, don’t take too much offense. You must admit it isn’t fun to be drilled into and charged for it. At least you can keep your teeth a little longer. That’s the only plus. Then again, there are dentures and implants, which are either better or worse forms of torture. Oh well, maybe it’s teeth that are terrible.


  6. Ditto.
    However, my daughter and wife have found a new dentist who they claim is the best they have ever been to.
    Ems in particular, who has been having a series of procedures over the past month has nothing but good things to say about this lady, and she is amazed that she never hurts her or goes nuts with the injections.
    She has returned home without as much as a numb tongue and gone straight to work.
    In my book, that is impressive.

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      1. I cannot speak from experience — yet., However my crew always had issues with the previous dentist and always returned home in discomfort if not outright pain.
        I reckon after so many years finding this lady has ensured she has at least two patients for ”life”

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  7. T’is the ‘going to the dentist’ season! … must be an after Christmas thing. πŸ™‚ … good luck and don’t forget to pamper yourself afterwards. Even if it’s just for a check-up, one can never have too much pampering … and heat, a hot water bottle or heat pad on the face is a thing of wondrous relief. πŸ™‚

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