photo by Seth W.
I had to take it under my tongue — and boy does it taste crappy!
I’ve got a dentist appointment in less than an hour — to have a tooth “surgically extracted” plus some other work.
I’m not very good about going to the dentist. It used to be a lot worse. I really hated going and I would put it off until I really had to.
However, the guy I’m going to now is pretty good. You see, he caters to “dental cowards.”
I have a prescription for xanax for appointments — one tablet the night before and another (under the tongue) an hour before the appointments to reduce my dental anxiety.
Then at the office I get gas before the novacaine. I usually don’t feel much until it’s all over.
When I was a kid, I think I only went to the dentist once or twice and never had any cavities. The water in the town we lived in in western Nebraska was fluoridated. At 15, I moved to the Houston Texas area and the water there was not fluoridated. I never went to the dentist there. When I was 20, I had the opportunity for dental work in San Diego — at Navy boot camp. That was brutal and probably why I have such an aversion to dentists. And 5 years away from fluoridated water had left me with a mouth full of cavities.
Boy, does that xanax taste crappy!