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O.city 09:02 PM 12-04-2019
Had a pretty interesting day today at the office. Morning was pretty normal, drill and fill, check hygiene, extract a tooth etc. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

Pretty normal lunch. Trolled around on CP, ate an apple and a handful of wheat thins.

Then the afternoon hit.

I see inmates from the county jail here in town if they have a tooth ache or something, sheriff or deputy will call up and bring them up in shackles and the whole bit. It's not big deal, most of them are just happy to get out of pain and it's not a problem. So dude comes in, my assistant goes in to ask the normal "which tooth is bothering you, let me get an xray, blah blah". I was in the lab doing something so I wasn't really paying attention. She comes in and says "doc, you will need to come look at something" to which I responded "he need a tooth out, which tooth is hurting"?

"All of them". Huh, ok, weird response but lets go check it out. Sure enough, continued meth use pretty much causes things to not go so well intraorally, so he was pretty much decayed out and most teeth were broken off to the gumline (google meth mouth if you want to see it, i'm not messing with photos). Asked if I could extract all 26 teeth he had left in the 30 minute block we had on the schedule for him.

I laughed, said "nah, which one hurts the worst, we'll take that out". He pointed to one, I numbed it up, used an elevator to take it out, about 30 seconds worth of pressure and it was pretty lose. 2 teeth next to it are super mobile and infected (which starts draining as I get this one out, that smelt nice) so I told him he was getting 2 free extractions since he was already numb in that area and they were loose and I was right there, no harm no foul.

It's always fun when we see the inmates, the Sheriff comes up and sits in the room with them all serious, then when I come in the room we talk about hunting or why the Chiefs always break hearts or something.

He breaks down and starts crying thanking me, that he already felt better (if you saw the amount of infection I drained, you'd see why) and asked if he could make an appointment for when he got out. "Sure, how long you think you'll be in this predicament".

"I figure 4 or 5 years, you scheduling ahead that far yet"? Told him nah, just take care of himself and come see me when he gets out.

Next patient is an amish guy (we have a fairly big amish community near us), super nice guy, needs a crown. Asks if he can barter instead of pay, I ask what is in it for me, said he'd bring me a dozen eggs every week for 6 months (they have chicken barns or something) or I could have a quarter of one of the cows they're butchering. Sold, eggs and beef for a crown, sign me up.

Only problem with that is he scheduled an appointment for himself, but brought 4 other family members who all needed work done.

So we had a waiting room full of inmates and Amish this afternoon. Thought that might be a good name of a band or something.
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DJ's left nut 03:56 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by O.city:
It's just part of the routine. Honestly.

I say the same 3 or 4 conversation starters to every patient. Then we talk about something else to pass a few seconds, then I check them out then off we go.
You just like to floss shame.

Side note - my dentist got a whizz-bang water scraper thing about 4-5 years ago and asked me if I wanted to use that instead of the metal pick. Oh hell yes, I'll try anything instead of that damn metal pick.

I love it; high pitched whir I can ignore well enough and nowhere near as much agony. They get the last few spots they couldn't hit with the metal one but I don't have a screaming headache and bloody mouth anymore.

But now I specifically have to ask them to use it. They don't mention it and my wife doesn't even realize they have it. They do - it exists and they're happy to fire it up if I ask them to. Is there any reason why it seems to have fallen out of favor or do you figure this particular office just had enough patients who didn't like it that it's not at the front of their mind.
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O.city 04:05 PM 12-05-2019
Ultrasonic scaler.

My hygienist uses it on every patient. I hate the sound of it, it's right by my office so I hear it all the time I'm in here on CP.
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O.city 04:06 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
"How is everything going? Do anything interesting for vacation this year?"

"Have any interesting trips planned?"

"How is the family?"

"Epstein didn't kill himself."
Pretty much.
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O.city 04:13 PM 12-05-2019
Update.

Inmate starting sobbing loudly, apparently he wasn't as tough as he thought. Got him on some antibiotics and will see him in a week. He's a sissy, he was numb, just didn't like pressure.
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BlackHelicopters 04:14 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by O.city:
Update.

Inmate starting sobbing loudly, apparently he wasn't as tough as he thought. Got him on some antibiotics and will see him in a week. He's a sissy, he was numb, just didn't like pressure.
Heh
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O.city 04:16 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by BlackHelicopters:
Heh
Oh well. Had him numb, was stabbing him with a probe, didn't feel anything. Starting elevating, eyes got real wide and he started crying.

Another day.
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displacedinMN 04:26 PM 12-05-2019
What if the dentist does not like their dentist???
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ptlyon 04:31 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by O.city:
Oh well. Had him numb, was stabbing him with a probe, didn't feel anything. Starting elevating, eyes got real wide and he started crying.

Another day.
Imagine the shower episodes
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ptlyon 04:32 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by displacedinMN:
What if the dentist does not like their dentist???
"Quit telling me to take better care of my teeth"
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New World Order 04:35 PM 12-05-2019
I like these Dentistry updates
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OnTheWarpath15 06:19 PM 12-05-2019
This thread is awesome and cringeworthy at the same time.

TAKE A FUCKING BLADE AND JAM IT IN THERE UNTIL IT DRAINS OR YOU HIT BONE.


Soothing fucking words to read the day before a dentist appointment.
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BlackHelicopters 06:57 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by OnTheWarpath15:
This thread is awesome and cringeworthy at the same time.

TAKE A FUCKING BLADE AND JAM IT IN THERE UNTIL IT DRAINS OR YOU HIT BONE.


Soothing fucking words to read the day before a dentist appointment.
Canít speak for O. But draining pus with a 15 blade was great fun. Girls love it also.
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candyman 06:59 PM 12-05-2019
I brush only once a day (thoroughly though, probably a good 5 minutes no joke) and floss maybe twice a month. When I get my teeth cleaned I dont exactly enjoy it but I dont consider it to be painful either. Am I just a badass or genetically gifted?
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TwistedChief 07:01 PM 12-05-2019
It’s amazing that someone who knows so much about gums and gingivitis has so many questionable takes on the Chiefs.

It’s like learning Mahomo is a Greek shipping magnate or UChieffyBugger is Gary Glitter.
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TribalElder 07:09 PM 12-05-2019
Originally Posted by Three7s:
I was in a bowling team called The Amish Mafia. I think that would suffice for a good band name.
did you say The Amish Mafia



:-)
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