Meet Miss Sparkle

Well, I survived the dentist.
I confess I was shaking a little when I went in and asked if she could knock me out.
She laughed and said it was unnecessary as it wouldn’t hurt. I didn’t believe her.
I told her how sensitive my gums are and how I didn’t have a very high pain threshold. She was very kind though and agreed to use the numbing gel.

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She began. And the water stopped.
Seems the reservoir wasn’t full so there I am lying in the chair, pipes dangling from open gob, and wringing the tissue in my hands to shreds.

She applied more gel, and it tickled! I burst out laughing and she was very surprised as obviously that hadn’t happened before, or very often!
Water now gushing, she set to again with what felt like a dremel and chisel. The gel helped, but I still had a couple of OW moments.
I felt such a wimp. I do not have a fear of the dentist as such, just the work they do on you.
This goes back to a very early age when I had a brute of a dentist who hurt me every time I went and became obsessed with removing teeth to make room for a brace which cut into my gums. At my last visit, I told him to shove it, and my Mum was gobsmacked.

Rinsing my mouth, I spat out quite a bit of blood, which was not surprising as on one back tooth, she put in a wad of cotton wool which came out bloody. I guess she got a bit carried away there, but actually, that one didn’t hurt.
I was still a little shaky and needed a few moments to get my act together.
Then wishing them all a Merry Christmas, I left to make an appointment for 6 months, which takes us up to February for a check up.

I’ve had something soft to eat and the tingly feeling has now gone. It’s been recommended I use an electric toothbrush, so I will share Hubby’s with my own colour coded brush head,
floss twice a day, and use Corsodyl mouthwash daily. My teeth aren’t too bad for an old gal, but my gums are another matter.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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32 Responses to Meet Miss Sparkle

  1. Carol anne says:

    glad you got it over with for another six months! I’m glad the dentist was kind!

  2. cagedunn says:

    A lot of sensitivity issues come from tooth-grinding at night (and kids who sleepwalked/talked become adults who grind their teeth – to keep the secrets silent!).

  3. murisopsis says:

    My gums have receded but my teeth are strong… I guess that happens! I’m glad you survived with a minimal amount of pain!

  4. Sadje says:

    I’m glad it’s over.

  5. I just went through the same routine.

  6. Dental issues are the antithesis of joy.

  7. A visit to the dentist can be intimidating. I’m glad that the visit went well

  8. Sore subject, dentists… I am almost two years late for my check up, but they keep cancelling! I’m not complaining, just hoping I don’t get a toothache…

    • I don’t like them much, but we keep to our 6 monthly check ups as far as we can.

      • Apparently, if you don’t, they take you off their list!

      • Now that’s odd………… we moved away and bought the boat, then when we came here, signed on to the local dentist, which closed a year later. We rang our previous dentist and had never been taken off their books! They are over 35 miles away which is why we really needed somewhere more local, but as far as we know, we are still registered with them so if our current dentist fails, we may still have a back up!

      • You mean there are still some decent people out there? Really good to know, for around here, they don’t give an inch. You can be struck of our doctors list for simply raising your voice!

      • We seem to have found a decent Doctor’s surgery (no complaints or issues so far) and the dentist isn’t bad. Our optician is from way back who went into practice on her own with her husband and is terrific.

      • I hope you realise how lucky you are, Di…

      • I do indeed. After the farce of the local surgery and lack of healthcare, I am glad we switched, even if it means traveling further. We have a lot going for us and hopefully some of the stress has now been removed. I certainly count my blessings every day.

      • That’s the secret these days, I think. Once you find a blessing, hang on to it at all costs…

  9. Great to hear, you have survived the appointment. 😉 Enjoy the weekend! xx Michael

  10. willowdot21 says:

    Well done you ,you were so brave 💜💜

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