Really a metal pick scraping the teeth and gums is relaxing? Who? Besides Wilbur Force?

Oh god a cleaning out of Hell. Hell I say. Amazingly she thought I was doing a much better job on my teeth.

We started with the yearly gum test where she checked the pockets around each tooth. She used a pick.

Three in front and three in back of each tooth. Scores were averaging three.

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A third of the way through this hellish exam she left to get an assistant who used clamps to keep my mouth open. About every seventh number hygenist said a number and “bleeding”. Seriously I did not need to hear that. Of course I tensed up.

After a long twenty minutes. Seemed like forever. She started cleaning my teeth by getting hardstuff off that forms in the mouth.Assistant still used metal clamps. Twice I felt a sharp pinching of course twice I pointed to the assistant since stuff was in my mouth.

She did put gel which did numb the gums. I was of course totally tense and of course my lips kept fighting them. 40 minutes later I was so utterly exhausted. She said “some folks find this relaxing”. She then polished them without the assistant.

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An hour and five minutes later. She also looked exhausted. She wants to use novacaine the next time to numb the lips. I emphatically said “no needles”. She said she will use a bottle if possible. Is it? Needles in or around the mouth are the worst.

When I told my mother she said “that’s why you are labelled one of their most difficult patients”. That’s what the hygenist said a year ago to me when she just started.