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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Dentist

Hello everyone,
For those that know me in person probably know that my single biggest fear is the dentist. It's not uncommon for even neurotypical people not on the spectrum to be scared of the dentist.
For me, I don't like the sounds, the drill, the quietly playing music or the strange medical words and tool names uttered while the dentist is doing his job. Then there's the smell of latex, disinfectant, clove oil, rubbing alcohol, acrylic and all the other smells that combine to make the dentist smell we all know and "love". I don't like the way I have to lay there with a bright light in my eyes and someone who's pretty much a stranger sticking fingers and mental things in my mouth.
Why am I writing about this you may ask, because yesterday I went to see the dentist. I've waited months for my dental referral to come through just to find out one been referred to the wrong people. So not only did I go through all that stress for nothing I have to go all the way back to the start of another long waiting waiting list. Now as far as dentists go mines a pretty cool guy, but this really annoyed me.
I need a lot of work doing, a mixture of bad dental hygiene when I was younger and bad genetics. Now I've become obsessive about brushing my teeth. It's something I hate doing but now do it around four times a day. I just don't want to end up back in this boat once I get sorted. It's hard because I'm having to pick between being unconformable from physical pain or emotional pain/distress and I'd rather go with the physical to be honest.

What are your experiences with the dentist? Why not leave a comment and help me out.

Thanks for reading,


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