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Good Times at the Dentist

I had all four wisdom teeth pulled last year and boy what an experience that was.

Because oral surgery was needed and it wasn’t a simple pull and extract operation I was given the luxury of sedatives. The dentist hooked up an IV to my vein and pumped me full of drugs. Unfortunately, there was a slight problem with this. The usual dosage that the dentist gave me wasn’t enough to put me out. I was fully awake; following the dentist’s every movement with my eyes. He walked over to the stainless steel bench holding his tools and began to talk.

Dentist: “I don’t know why we have to keep putting out our patients. They’re having their teeth pulled out! It’s not necessary! I’m tired of having to pry open their mouths and listen to them mumble about their boyfriends!” (I left out the swear words…he said two).

The dentist then grabbed a scary looking tool and walked over to me. I couldn’t talk or move, but I stared at him wide eyed hoping he would notice. I was awake! Thankfully his assistant noticed.

Assistant: “Uh, Dr._____ she’s awake.”

Dentist: “Not possible.”

Assistant: “No really, she’s awake.”

The dentist looked at me with shock. Probably because he knew that I had heard his rant.

Dentist: “Give her another dose.”

The assistant walked over to the machine hooked up to my arm and pressed a button. I watched as more liquid flowed into my arm. I stared up at the ceiling because it was too awkward to look at the dentist now that I had heard him swear. I thought about his comment of patients mumbling about their boyfriends, and wondered if I would say anything embarrassing while out. I hoped not. I then had a moment of confusion when the lights turned out. I remember thinking: how is the dentist going to pull my teeth out if the lights are off? The lights then flickered back on and that was all that I remember. I was completely out after that. Completely.

I won’t lie to you, it felt nice. It felt really nice. I understand now why drug addicts are addicted to drugs. The feeling of forced unconsciousness is a wonderful sensation. Unfortunately and fortunately, that wonderful feeling was gone when I woke up; unfortunately, because I wanted that great feeling to last, and fortunately, because if it had lasted, I would be a drug addict. I woke up feeling groggy and unaware. I could barely walk and my mind was all over the place. I felt stupid and probably looked stupid. As my husband was escorting me to the car I actually pointed to a car and gave it a thumbs up. Yes, I was out of it. I was giving thumbs up’s to cars.

All in all, it was a crazy experience. One that I hope never to repeat.


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October 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. That sounds scary! A few weeks ago at the dentist I was given that numbing stuff but instead of doing its job, it went right into my blood stream. So my mouth still had feeling but my arms were like 40 lbs each, I could hardly move my legs, and my heart was racing. I didn’t know that could even happen. Felt really cool too. Not sure how good that is for you though being 3mos pregnant.

    Comment by sue | October 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Oh yikes! So your mouth wasn’t frozen but your arms were? That’s crazy! I had a similar experience, only no arm numbness. I was at the denstist and they kept pricking me with the numbing needle, but my mouth wasn’t freezing. Eventually they just started working on it even though I could feel everything! It sucked!

      Comment by susieboldt | October 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. This post made me have a dream about going to the dentist. After the dentist, I went to a job fair with Sue where she promised me a job, but then we got into a fight and she recommemded someone else for the job. It was an awesome job, too. $5 raise in 3 months. Thanks, Sue!

    Comment by Christina | October 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m glad that you didn’t have a dentist nightmare over my post! That would be awful!

      Comment by susieboldt | October 17, 2010 | Reply

  3. haha I got all mine out at the beginning of the summer 😛 it was the funniest thing ever, apparently when I was going out I rambled about how cute my doctor was O_o
    Haha and afterwords when I was all stupid from meds I wouldn’t shut up, I repeatedly told my mom that I wasn’t affected by them at all 😀

    Comment by Jaina | October 28, 2010 | Reply

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