Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rain on my parade why dont'cha?

Today was another dreaded 6 month checkup at the dentist. I hate going to the dentist worse than anything. I would go to the OB/GYN every day for a year if it meant never having to go to the dentist again (with no cavities). When I get there the receptionist gives me flack about my insurance card. My husband's insurance only gives you one card for both medical and dental and she was trying to refuse it because she thought it was only a medical card. I got it all straightened out after I explained for the 3rd time that the Met Life Dental number was on the card wouldyoufreakingcallthempleasethx!

They call me back and of course my blood pressure is way higher than normal per usual. It is always fine when they check it at the doctor and always ridiculously high at the dentist. Coincidence? I think not. The hygenist comes in and starts cleaning my teeth and asking a million questions. It is very difficult to sound intelligent while talking with a spit sucker stuck in the side of your mouth. When will they learn?

She gets me all cleaned up and the dentist comes in to verify her work. She tells him I have no cavities and he follows that up with an "I hope you're right, lets just check why don't we". So I get to sit through the stress of him probing my mouth too. (She has missed a cavity before that he found on a previous visit) But alas my mouth was perfect. I like to think it is due to my $100.00 electric toothbrush I bought myself for Christmas. Who needs jewelry or purses when you can have clean teeth?

So at this point I am feeling pretty good. Smug, almost. Then as a parting shot he say "Your teeth healthy but you would be an excellent candidate for cosmetic work like a whitening". Ugh. That just pissed me off. I think its just the way he said it but it just took the freaking wind out of my sails. Now I have a new reason to hate the dentist, he is insulting. Imagine if you went to the OB/GYN and during your breast exam he mentioned that you were healthy but an excellent candidate for cosmetic surgery like a boob job? I really need to find a new dentist.

14 comments:

Bea said...

My dentist tried to sign me up for braces last time. I haven't been back.

Amanda said...

Gosh, you don't want a freaking sales pitch when you go to the dentist. He just sounds greedy. I would definitely find a new one!

abrightfuture said...

That last part was the best...your OB/GYN suggesting some boob work. HA!!!

Kristine said...

Remember the dentist who ran over her husband in a hotel parking lot for cheating on her?

That was my dentist.

The last time I saw her she wanted to replace all my fillings, and drill in 5 places that "weren't cavities yet, but will be." (A total of 15 places to drill)Whitening treatment and cut my gums to make my teeth look bigger.

I did none of it and my next dentist was all "ok, mouth looks great, see you next time." I fell in love with him immediately despite his very rude receptionist lady. Also, he cleans my teeth - not a hygenist.

So yeah, get a new dentist.

Marmarbug said...

LMAO! THat would offend me. Um are you trying to say I have yellow teeth? RUDE!

Stephanie said...

Ewww, definitely find a new dentist!!! I guess you could chalk it up to him trying to get more money because if he treats all of his patients this way, he's definitely losing some and has to make the most out of what he has left! Send him a letter thanking him for the idea and gloat about how wonderful your new doc is. HA!

Tranny Head said...

What a jackass - it's like those people at the nail salons who say "you want eyebrows done, too?"

I, too, loathe the dentist and sadly, I have to go to the dentist again far, far too soon to have fillings replaced. *shudder*

Haley said...

My dentist has been a jerk to me too. Needless to say, I haven't been in a long long time.

I can't believe he said that to you!

Bon said...

i was at the dentist yesterday too! the whole talking while my mouth is full thing escapes me too...but luckily no one mentioned whitening, or they'd have been spat on.

stacey said...

i agree, totally dump him! i took the kids to the dentist today too...nicest people ever! wish you could have had the same experience!

Amanda said...

Oh, that stinks. Why in the world would he say something like that (except to make a few hundred quick bucks). Good luck on your search...

thediaperdiaries said...

Ewww. Yep, definetely time for a new one. I once was getting a pedicure and the woman asked if I would also like a brow wax. I was insecure for WEEKS>

Nini said...

What a nice dentist..er... um... yeah

My guess is he wants to upgrade his car or sumpin' and needed to make some extra dough.

Indy said...

I don't do well at the dentist office. I can't believe he tried to sell you tooth whitening. Pi$$ him off and tell him you are getting it done at the mall. One of those new tooth whitening kiosks. That'll teach him.