Going to the dentist can be a very painful experience. Here are some things to think about as you sit in the dentist’s chair and are about to face the drill:
- It’s not going to hurt. Wait a minute. Why am I hearing screaming from the room next door? I got to get out of here.
- Oh please give me some pain killer. Numb my mouth. Numb my body. Help!
- When I leave here, my teeth will be nice and clean. Just relax and it will all be over soon. Who am I kidding? The hygienist looks angry. She looks like she’s going to take her anger out on my teeth. I want my mommy.
- The dentist said my teeth looked great. X-rays showed that I had three cavities. Now I’m faced with the consequences. The dentist said that it wouldn’t hurt a bit. Sure it won’t hurt a bit. It’ll hurt a lot. I’m sweating already. I want to go home.
- Nice picture on the wall. A smiling boy is having his teeth examined by the dentist. Isn’t that comforting? Next to that picture is a chart showing the results of not brushing your teeth. Look at those gross gums. That could be me. My dentist shook his head when he saw me. Am I in trouble? I’m freaking out!
- I feel so calm. I’m on a exotic island. The sea is calm and the breeze feels very pleasant. I’m relaxing on the beach. Nothing can bother me. Nothing at all. Oh no! The dentist is coming in my room, and she is crying. She just got the divorce papers. She told another dentist that she hopes that her husband goes to hell. Now she’s going to look at my teeth. My paradise dream has just turned into a Nightmare on Elm Street. I can’t stand the sight of blood, particularly my own. I’m doomed. Help! My dentist is about to floss me to death.