September 6, 2019
Today was like my worst nightmare come to life. I have a bad history with dentists, and particularly with dental surgery. So discovering yesterday that I needed a fractured tooth removed was, um, difficult. Even knowing that himself, who hates doctors and dentists, thinks this oral surgeon is great wasn’t enough to dissuade me. The idea of being conscious throughout the procedure was enough to make me light headed and nauseated. But tonight I can gratefully acknowledge that while medicine may not yet quite at be Star-Trek levels, dental surgery has made some significant advances in the last four decades.