Your hatred for the dentist is strong, but your teeth depend on them to be healthy and happy. Going to the dentist is also something you fear because long, painful procedures and money out of your pocket may be your inevitable future. Its nothing but a place of misery, and youd rather do anything else on the planet then step foot into a dental office. Your mouth will need them in the long run, but that doesnt mean you have to like it. #3 is totally annoying!
#20. The Needle
To pull baby teeth out of your mouth, a needle is injected into your gums so you cant feel the pain of your teeth being pulled. The pressure of the needle against your gums is unpleasant and painful. If youre dentist doesnt let the liquid from the needle set for a certain amount of time, you will feel your teeth being ripped from your mouth. Oh the pain!
This is what going to the dentist is all about. Its your greatest fear as you enter the dentist office. Every procedure gives you some amount of pain that makes your visit to the dentist unpleasant. Sensitivity, tooth pain, and the needle are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to pain.
Do I have cavities? Do I have to wear braces? Do I need implants? How much is this all going to cost? Youre mind is spinning, and you dont know if your teeth will ever be completely healthy.
#17. The Drill
It doesnt look menacing when a dentist holds this tool but when it makes contact with your mouth, thats when the real pain begins. The sensitivity of your teeth coupled with the uncomfortable activity of keeping your mouth open makes you wish someone would just knock you out. You want it to be over so bad, but they keep drilling away in your mouth. When it is over, you hope you will never have to encounter the drill ever again.
The dentist is right up in your face. You feel your personal space is being invaded, and you cant explain how uncomfortable you are as eyes look down into your mouth. Your eyes try to avoid any interaction with the dentist as you look to the ceiling for salvation. You will cherish your personal space as you leave the dentist office.
#15. Sounds and Smells
The terrible smells will make you pray for death. Your dentist appointment feels like it has gone on forever, and you cant wait to smell the outside world. If you think the smells are bad, the sounds arent any better. The menacing sound of the drill makes you nervous as it approaches your mouth. The suction tube sucks up the water in your mouth but be careful not to choke or spill the water on yourself.
When you get your bill, youll feel like crying. The prices make you feel like you will never be able to pay for all the work needed to have the perfect smile youve always wanted. You could buy a house and car for less with how much they are charging you. Dental insurance helps a little but, but it barely makes a dent in how much youll have to pay overall to have a healthy smile.
#13. The Lecture
You feel bad all ready that you have cavities, terrible gums, and awful teeth. You dont need the dentist to rub it in and make you feel even worse then you do all ready. They make you feel like youre not even trying to take care of your teeth, which isnt the case. Dentist then recommend a specialized toothbrush for a healthier smile that you cant afford, and the coupon they give doesnt even put a dent on how much the electric toothbrush really costs.
#12. Poor Service
Miscommunication often happens between patient and the person at the desk. Its their job to deal with your insurance, and they make you deal with it when theres a problem. When you reach out to the insurance, they say they will fix the problem. A miscommunication occurs now between the person at the desk and the insurance company. Its poor service when you have to be put in the middle of something that was a big mistake in the first place.
#11. Bad Memories
Its not like you hoped to make great memories at the dentist, but you hope you can have a semi-pleasnat experience. If every memory you think about is bad, youll never enjoy going to the dentist, not even a little bit. Youre discouraged from even setting foot in a dentist office ever again. You shouldnt have to have an unpleasant time at the dentist, but thats just the way it is.
#10. Too Busy
With the dentists unpredictable schedule, you dont have time to make an appointment because youre busy. You work, and the dentists hours dont coincide with your schedule. Lets face it the dentist is never as busy as you are. Its not like you can set your on schedule.
#9. Waiting Too Long
You could be waiting in the waiting room for an hour or two after your dentist appointment was suppose to begin. You dont have all the time in the world but apparently the dentist does. When they finally get to you, youre in a bad mood. All you want to do is leave and say forget it. They take your money and put you through painful procedures, and they have the nerve to make you wait, unbelievable!
#8. Waste Of Time
They take your money and hardly any improvement has been made to your mouth. You feel like its a waste of time, and it probably is on some level. Where else can you go to fix your mouth? It looks like youll have to grin and bare it.
#7. Unpleasant Procedures
Cleanings, pulling teeth, removing cavities, applying braces, and putting in implants are just some of the unpleasant procedures you may have to go through in your lifetime. A sense of dread fills you as you wonder if you will ever make it to the other side where your teeth are happy and healthy. These procedures are daunting to all patients who come to the dentist, but you know they are what you need to have a great smile in the end. Hang in there!
#6. Office Environment
Whether its an all white design or a more home like appearance, you will never feel completely welcome at the dentist. Just knowing you have to leave the office in an uncomfortable chair to sit in any even bigger, uncomfortable chair makes the environment in the office constricting. The anxiety you feel is enough to make you want to run out of the office and never look back. Plus the outdated magazines are terrible.
#5. They Make More Money Than You Do
You wish you could be a dentist and take peoples money, but youre not. Youre stuck in a job behind a cubicle, and you hate the people you work with. Your jealousy consumes you, causing you to hate the dentist. You think about how long it would take you to even become a dentist, and you realize you dont have that much time to even make the money you want.
#4. Dental Insurance
Its useless. It barely takes a chunk out of your dental bill but what other choice do you have? Its either insurance or no insurance. You even have to pay a monthly fee for your insurance plus what the insurance doesnt cover when it comes to the procedures youve had.
#3. Dentist Talks During Procedure
You just want the whole process to be over. What makes the dentist think you want to talk during a very delicate and unpleasant procedure? If theyre not talking to you, theyre talking to the dental assistant. You dont care about what theyre talking about, and you just want them to stop. You cant because their hand is in your mouth.
#2. Interns Watching
You think the dentist and dental assitant's eyes on you are uncomfortable. Well imagine multiple pairs of eyes on you during your procedure. Interns are observing for educational purposes, but you start to feel like youre some kind of experiment gone wrong. Why cant they just go away?
#1. Only Care About Money
They dont care about you. No, they only care about your money, which makes the whole experience even worse. Youre nothing but a cash cow to them. If this doesnt make you hate the dentist, nothing will.
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