So, I survived my DODT . 2 hours and 29 minutes of drilling, poking, pulling, pushing, sanding, filling and “are you okay’ing?” Such nice people they are to put up with my fear of dentistry – seriously, they never made me feel one bit bad or silly and that’s worth a lot to me.
When I was done they offered to phone in a prescription for pain meds, but I declined. I pretended to be really strong and brave but in reality, I knew I already had the perfect medication at home.
Behold: Ben & Jerry’s Peach Cobbler Ice Cream, which seems to also involve Willie Nelson somehow. I have a feeling that my no-solid-food diet is not going to lead to much weight loss. But I did lose a tooth which contained a hefty amount of wisdom, so maybe it will all balance out.
Also: Thank you, Dr. Brad Hester, his awesome assistant Susie, and the Bend Family Dentistry team for working with a big baby like me and providing a truly better-than-expected DODT. You guys are the BEST!
If you live in Central Oregon and need a good dentist that doesn’t make you feel dumb for not liking to go to the dentist, you need to check ’em out.