at 2:50, only 5 minnutes past my schedule appointment time, I was called. Impressive. In NYC, its not unusual to wait up to an hour after your scheduled appt.
I sat and the chair and looked down at my purple flops. this would all be over in half an hour. i ws nervous, but im always nervous, and generally for no reason. Dr Klein walked in. I know this sound sexist, but I blinked when I saw it was Dr ALISON Klein. Ive never had a female dentist before. Dentist and man seem to go hand in hand. this was cool. good timing and woman dentist .
until she started working. unlike most dentists, she didnt just check my teeth and run along. She did the whole cleaning proceedure. Ack!.
She had me open and pushed her hook down as hard as possible into my back teeth. No pain. We did some x-rays: no cavities.
"Now to cleans," she says. Ack!
She opened up a bad full of steril tools: hooks and horrible short pointed metal things" I flinched. The put a hook on a hanlde that was plugged into the wall. When turned on it made this high pitched noise worse thatn a drill. She shoved it up under my gums and in between my teeth like the hook, but it was mechanical. I kept yelling out. I squeezed my sweater so hard i could feel the sweat from my palm soaking through. I thought I was going to die and I tried to convinve myself to hold still. finally, I could stand it no longer. I yelled out stop!! (the best I could with my mouth open.
She says" seems like you have never had a cleanign with one of these" I shook my head. No way in hell!
She picked up the hook and started scraping inbetween the teeth on the front teeth...top and bottom on the back side. It felt like she was pulling off cement or something. Then the hook dove between the two top teeth, in the back. I could have sworn she dug it right into my gums and ripped them down the middle. I dried out.
"rinse" she said"
I rinsed. Blood and more blood. I was worried for my mouth. I had a headache. that drill was still reverberating though my brain.
Next came the gum test. She put a hook into my gums between each tooth twice and announcced a number to her assistant. it was like a pin prick over and over and over into my already hurtng gums. I was so unhappy. Id never had this done before either.
Polishing was the usual spinny thing with the bad tasting floride paste. fine.
My mouth hurt all afternoon.
Im never going back there ever. I hope what she did was actually good for my teeth. I dont know. it looks like i have a scrape across my front gum. ouchc