I helped myself onto my dentist's chair and found as comfortable a position as possible.
It was supposed to be just an ordinary visit. A check-in after a 2 year absence.
“Aha. Okay. Okay…” He snooped around my mouth with his little stainless steel mirror and touched my every tooth with another tool resembling a toothpick.
Then suddenly I saw his reach for the drill and I panicked. I grabbed the chair tight as if someone was trying to tear me off it and I mentally prepared for what was coming.
Within seconds the drill was already in my mouth, happily grinding against my upper right 2.
At first it was just the noise, but pain soon followed and I just wished I were home under my sheets, watching cute monkeys on Animal Channel.
I’ll admit it didn’t take nearly as long as I had anticipated and I was overjoyed to learn he was done drilling.
He talked to the nurse to come help him with the dental filling, and I was certain that was it.
Little did I know he would then reach for the dental floss and started flossing like a madman in the place he had made the filling. Apparently he glued my teeth together and now needed to separate them.
The grinding noise, the pain and the taste of blood were far too much for me to handle, so I cried.
Tears came pouring down my cheeks while the dentist was still on his merry way with the floss with no signs of stopping.
Now that I think about it, he must’ve flossed my teeth with my tears.
"I floss my tears"
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