the week in short sentences.
i didnt have dental insurance. so i didnt go to the dentist.
for SEVEN years.
fittingly, when i went last week, i had seven cavities.
this is slightly nightmarish for someone with dental phobia (google it). even the little metal scraper thing the dentist uses to poke around in there and check things out sends shivers down my spine.
last week i called a dentist and asked for drugs. i went in for ex rays (do these make evryone practically throw up on the hygienist? wtf?). drugs i got. but after picking up the Halcion prescription which can cause retrograde amnesia (yeah) i freaked myself out. then the receptionist was condescending. i almost chickened out.
but i didn’t. i swallowed the pills and tolerated 3 fucking hours of drills, needles, poking around and the awful taste ofyour own teeth dusting your mouth. thank you Halcion
for making it tolerable to th point where i FELL ASLEEP during parts of the procedure.
god bless the responsible use for the drug class “sedative/hypnotics”. and a huge shout out to the previously unknown (to me) world of sedation dentistry. that prescription was the best $9 i’ve ever spent.