what do you think about in the dentist chair

United States
April 12, 2007 2:37pm CST
This morning I had to have a root canal. The day was already stressful because I just found out that my son is leaving his live in girlfiend and 2 kids. I really wish they could stay together.....but they have had a rocky relationship for 2 years. Anyway, back to the dentist: What do you think about when you are under the influence of 'gas' in the dentist chair? I always pray a lot, guess it just makes me feel closer to God. I think of what I have to be thankful for and that life is in His hands and he loves us and can do anything. I am a captive audience????
2 responses
@natrlvr2 (384)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I really have no specific thought when I am under the influence,LOL!All I know is, I am having a good time and amazed I don't feel a thing.Sometimes I feel like chattering away to the dentist but how can I when his hands are in my mouth.LOL.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
Usually I try to talk myself through it and it works. but I did make a mistake, I only had a crown. At least it was done in one day.
@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
12 Apr 07
You want to know what I do? I freak out! I think that going to the dentist is the scariest thing imaginable. i know that we have to go but i think that it is one of my biggest fears in life! The drill the pain. I hate when they say "not this wont hurt a bit" Dont lie to me old man I know its going to hurt. I get all freaked out and start sweating and shaking. Then they try to pump in that easy listening music like it makes it any easier. AAHHHh!
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• United States
12 Apr 07
I totally understand, I was afraid of the dentis for years. Once you feel the pain of the drill on a nerve you never forget it. As as child I had a mean dentist, you don't forget something like that either. I have learned to talk myself through it......and the 'gas' helps a lot too. sorry to say I made a mistake tho.......I only had a crown, the gas must have still been affecting my brain when I asked that question.