Friday, October 26, 2012
Dental Horror Stories in time for Halloween
One thing that I have learned in my short career as a dentist, is that many patients have 'dental stories,' to share. Often they are not first-person stories (in other words, they usually begin with 'my friend told me that when he went to the dentist....'). The stories range from ranting-complaints to outrageous fairy-tales, but they can often be very entertaining!
Sometimes the stories share a theme. Common themes include 1) the dentist stepping on the patient's chest as leverage to pull out a tooth, 2) the dentist drilling maliciously with no offer of anesthetic, 3) the dentist drilling/pulling the wrong tooth, 4) the patient waited a long time in the waiting room. Obviously the severity of the stories ranges greatly!
In the spirit of Halloween, I would love to hear your dental horror stories! Please share in the comments!