Well the day had come when I could postpone it no longer. I've ignored it for at least a month then realized that I am just prolonging my ortho treatment.
So I scheduled the dreaded dentist visit.
I haven't had an extraction for ages, the last time was done back home. And this time it involves my still existing wisdom teeth. I've heard a number of horror stories. What's so different about this from a regular extraction, I wondered? I've mainly received painful stories about it. Off I went to the dentist feeling sick to the stomach as to what I should expect and experience that day---I was to get three teeth pulled.
They say, as you get older, the more frightened and anxious you become of new experiences. I think this is proving to be true for me.
Terrified as I was, I even took advantage of the attention that the assistants were giving me--even asking for a walkman to dull away the sound of grinding/pulling of teeth.
What a total wuss!
It was nothing to what I envisioned it to be at all. Although back home they'd just stuff a cotton ball and let you bite hard on it to stop the bleeding, here, they actually stitch it to stop it right away.
I came home tired from the anticipation more than from the result of the extraction itself.
Have not felt and acted like a five year old for a long time. You should try it, it takes away the gravity of everyday adult life.
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