Tuesday, March 07, 2006

That wasn't too bad!

I went to the dentist this afternoon. I had been dreading it, but it really wasn't so bad after all! I only had one tiny cavity, and that got filled at my visit. It didn't even need any pain killer. I guess it was quite shallow. But that's all fixed! I wasn't able to schedule a cleaning before I went in, because they are booked all the way to October! But while I was there, someone cancelled, and I can get in this Thursday.

This experience was so much better than the past two experiences at the dentist. For instance, it doesn't bother me if two people want to speak in their native tongue when they are around me, but please, refrain from speaking in Vietnamese you have your hands in my mouth! Obviously, that was not a trip to the dentist that I enjoyed!

My second experience I'm referring to wasn't so fun either. I arrived on time for my appointment, waited in the waiting room for an hour, then waited in the examination room for another hour! Oh, and when I got escorted to the examination room, I got a magazine thrust in my lap. It was a Latino magazine--HELLO! I don't speak Spanish. Do I look like a Mexican? Well, ok, most of the magazine was in English, but it was all about being Mexican/Spanish and living in the United States. I did what any extremely bored person would do, and read the magazine from cover to cover (excepting, of course, the articles that were in Spanish!).

But this dentist was nice (hey, he could speak fluent English! LOL) and so was everyone in the office. Everyone was just polite and friendly and hey! Going to the dentist wasn't so bad as I thought it would be!


Susan said...

I'm glad your appointment went well! Our problem with English speakers here is that many of them are from another culture, and English is their second language. They are very hard to understand, but I'm betting they have a hard time understanding me, too! LOL

Holly said...

I've had the same problem too! I've had Vietnamese, Chinease dentists. I couldn't understood a word that either of them said. Then when I came back home, I picked what I thought was a very English sounding Dr. (Dr. Mann) and somehow got his partner, who is Russian???!:-) My current orthodontist is Brazillian and usually does not understand a whole lot of what I say and I do not generally understand what he says! But do you know what's worse than not being able to understand your Dr.?? Getting a hairdesser that doesn't speak English!!!!LOL!:-)