This is a multi-part series.
Part 2 (this is what you are reading now)
My dental saga continues.
Today I went through the first treatment at Lake Baldwin Dental.
They put me in a chair that looks like the torture chair from every horror movie ever made.
I asked the hygienist where she went to school, expecting her to say, “Guantanamo Bay Dental Academy.” Nope. It was some other school.
The procedure was called ‘scaling and polish’. I don’t know who named it that. It sounds like a pirate’s boat cleaning routine.
“Avast ye need ta peel the scales off the bottom then polish it matey.”
In case you don’t know what that means, let me paint the picture. They shove a spike into your gums (for fun I assume) and then once they’ve seen enough blood and their bloodlust is sated, they move on to the next step. By the way, this is why I have a strict no dogs policy during these procedures. Refer back to my other post if you don’t understand.
Then there was the scraping. For such a small frame, the hygienist had Herculean strength and wasn’t afraid to use all of it while scraping the crap out of my teeth. I wonder if they get tested for steroid use? This went on for awhile and the whole time I was waiting for her to shatter my teeth.
Despite her efforts, my teeth did not shatter.
Chris 1, Xena 0
I expected the flavored slime scrub on my teeth like I remembered from the past but luckily they didn’t do that.
Then she went over flossing techniques. Learning this seems important and I wish I knew the right way earlier in life. It could have prevented a lot of the problems that I have now.
I thought flossing was done to remove ‘mirror meat’. (The stuff that gets flung onto the mirror while flossing.) Now I know better.
That’s all for the first easy visit. I return next Monday for the real work. I will be taking some drug to sedate me but I’ll still be conscious.
They were all very nice and I’m happy with them.
More reviewing to come after that appointment.