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A Visit to Dentist

Posted: March 10, 2013 in General
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DentalPhobia

I had feared dentist all my life. 32 years passed and I never had to visit a dentist in my life.

Sometime back I started feeling pain in my tooth. I never cared for it

One day I was eating nuts and something cracked.

I said WTF with lot of pain

It was my tooth which broke down after spending 32 long years with me. Few days I spent with lot of pain in my tooth and gum hoping that it would fade away soon and never dared to visit the dentist. My face was swollen from one side and I was unable to bear the pain.

After a night long harassment by my tooth which resulted in a spoiled night at a hotel, I told myself with a lot of courage to visit a dentist the very next day.

I told myself

lets try it,

May be it’s a minor thing and will go away as soon as the doctor work on it.

I somehow slogged on and on to survive that night and finally slept at around 2 am but to my bad luck I had to be awake at 5 to catch a train for 6 am. I spent 1.5 hours of journey again with pain in a train.

So after the “Pain in Train” I reached home, got fresh, took appointment after heavy lunch and went to meet a dentist in the afternoon hours.

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Fortunately when I reached doctor’s clinic it was empty as it was close to lunch time. I was the last patient before lunch. I went inside a lady doctor asked me to lie down in a special kind of bed and open my mouth.

This was it !!!

Now there was no turning back

She cleaned a little something which was stuck inside my teeth and to my horror it was broken little small irritating tooth which was resting peacefully between my tooth and gum

A small tooth caused this chaos and made me visit a dentist.

Had an X-Ray which showed my tooth 80 % broken with cavity setting in.

The result

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The tooth had be to taken off !!

I was fearless till that moment but the above result kicked my head like a superb Beckham take a shot and I went to a tizzy.

The stage was set for 6 pm the same day and I was asked to be there after few test in the afternoon. I ate my favorite snack, thinking it may happen that I wont be able to eat anything solid for few days at least.

I reached at 5:45 pm at the clinic. There were already few patients lined up for the same doctor. Doctor came at 6 and asked me to come inside. My heart beat went steep upwards with the delirious anticipations.

I was asked to lie down again in a different room now and it was a different doctor. Now it was a male doctor. Thought to myself, Thank god this time I wont be embarrassed thinking about bad smell or ugly teeth.

So the sequence of events started…

The Doctor asked me to open my mouth to have a look at the target. He reconfirmed for the extraction and I exclaimed YES. He asked me to relax and open my mouth wide open. Pulled in 2 injections right inside gums for local anesthesia.

I almost fainted as it was shocking and painful which came without warning.

They left me for few minutes and started talking to a lady patient who was lying in similar conditions few meters away from me.

She had three tooth extraction.

I smiled and reassured my soul. You have just one to take out.

One side of my face was numb now as anesthesia was taking over my senses slowly. Doctor came and asked

Are u ready ?

I just smiled back and held my breath in anticipation.

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He started with his state of the art equipment (one equipment was to pull out the tooth and other to hold my mouth open and few others like a pipe to suck the wetness inside mouth and a blower), trying to pull out the three roots of my single tooth. It was painful as hell. I almost cried with few drops of tears came out, when the doctor was trying to take out one part of my tooth. I shouted instantly

I am feeling pain

Doctor replied

Its not pain, its just psychological impact of you coming in to a dentist clinic

After feeling the same pain next time I asked doctor to use anesthesia again and doctor gave me two more injections.

Same place with no pain due to anesthesia.

After this doctor worked on my mouth with his assistant like a artist for half an hour. I felt no pain but could imagine the pain and felt helpless.

Doctor sew the place after the extraction and said

Its Done !!!

I felt like I am a winner in a race or has won a war.

Left the special bed and went to doctor’s chamber where he instructed me what TO DO & WHAT NOT,

My left side of the face was swollen and it felt as if one side is my face and other Hulk’s.

Thank god in the end my tooth was out and hopefully now there will be no more visit to the dentist for the rest of my life as I have decided to take very good care of them and pamper them so that they don’t punish me the way they did this time.

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Sometimes when a travel plan just pops up in your mind and suddenly you find yourself on the road to this destination. Exactly this happened with me recently when I was on a business trip to Chennai (South India) for an exhibition. The exhibition was for five days and got finished on Saturday. We were all tired with my colleagues left early on Saturday to be with their family on Sunday.

I was unlucky as I was directly responsible for the exhibition and found myself working till 11 pm on Saturday with 2 other guys who had similar fate like me.

We reached hotel at around midnight from the trade centre, tired and hungry, but had lot of planning going on our mind as we kept Sunday for some small trip to a nearby beach. We started watching “Don’t Mess with Zohan” with beers in our hand and decided for Mahabalipuram in between. It was a sudden decision to visit Mahabalipuram which is also known as Mamallapuram, a small town in Kancheepuram district in Tamil Nadu state. It is around 60 km south from Chennai. It is an ancient historic town with lots of beautiful spots.

We started our travel in a rented taxi from Chennai early morning and it took only 45 minutes to reach the historic town of Mahabalipuram as the roads are pretty good. There was a bike racing going on which we realized when a fancy bikes zoop passed us in a flash. The 7th century port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. A lighthouse built on a hill from which you can see complete city over a group of temples below.

There are nine monolithic temples found in Mahabalipuram, the most important are Five Rathas known after the famous five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata. These monuments are carved out a single rock and are huge. You can watch them with unbelievable look in to your eyes. Just see yourself in the below pics.

If you are looking for a place for a weekend fun and adventure along with some historical sights-seeing than this place is ideal for you. We were more than happy to be in this place as it was a great relief after a week of hard-work. With beer in our hands at the beachside we were feeling relaxed and peaceful. This prepared us for the tough week that was coming ahead and we were ready to fight again.

Mahabalipuram also has some great cafes that serve good sea food. A backpacker’s delight you can find economical accommodations with plenty of activities to do specially surfing in this part of India.