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Janeway
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From: Cyberspace, Delta Quadrant
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posted March 12, 2002 20:58     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tomorrow is the Day. Janeway is headed to the dark land of Molardor, where the Evil Lord Dentist will hack the wisdom teeth from her mouth. Alas, all help has fallen away. The fair elf Ty'Lenol has no more healing to offer, nor can the dwarf, Col-Gate, offer any more help. Her Companions will desert her at the border. Not even the Ring of Icepak can save her now. For it is thus destined that she must now travel into the land of Molardor, where the Surgery lies.

Wish me luck, people... I think I'm gonna need it.

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Jessycat
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From: NYC
Registered: Mar 2002

posted March 12, 2002 21:29     Click Here to See the Profile for Jessycat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't abandon the Ring of Icepak, Janeway. It'll be your best friend! 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, religiously, for the whole day. Make sure to wrap the ice in a towel so you don't burn your face. And don't drink from a straw or spit for the day either... you don't want to get dry sockets! (When you rinse your mouth just kinda let it drool out.)
Good luck! It's not fun but you'll survive.

Jess <--- used to be a dental assistant

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spungo
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posted March 13, 2002 02:20     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good luck, Janeway!

Jessycat, maybe you can answer this question I've always wondered - where does the dentist go when he/she leaves you alone for a minute?

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"You mean you've been up here in all this beastly mud and oomska without
wellingtons? This afternoon I shall take you both into Penrith and get you
fitted with some good quality rubber boots."

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Zwilnik
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From: London, UK
Registered: Dec 2000

posted March 13, 2002 05:21     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good luck Janeway, I had most of my front teeth replaced last year and one wisdom tooth removed. It's not fun at the time (especially as it took 3 months to do it all), but it's worth it for the lack of pain and hassle later.

Oh, and when the dentist leaves you alone for a minute, he/she goes into a little soundproof booth and laughs insanely for exactly one minute. It's in their contract.

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spungo
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posted March 13, 2002 05:30     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
Oh, and when the dentist leaves you alone for a minute, he/she goes into a little soundproof booth and laughs insanely for exactly one minute. It's in their contract.

I kinda suspected, although I thought there maybe drugs involved as well.

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"You mean you've been up here in all this beastly mud and oomska without
wellingtons? This afternoon I shall take you both into Penrith and get you
fitted with some good quality rubber boots."

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Swiss Mercenary
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From: All the way from the land of Chocolate, Cheese and Cuckoo Clocks.
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posted March 13, 2002 07:08     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
I kinda suspected, although I thought there maybe drugs involved as well.

Nitrous Oxide, Muhahahahahaha! Having played the Dentist in 'Little Shop of Horrors', I know!

Good luck Janeway, and remember if they start singing 'Be a Dentist.....' run.

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macadddikt18
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posted March 13, 2002 07:27     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
we all hope there are no complication with your surgery janeway. We will all be awaiting your return to the board.
Nayt

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spungo
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posted March 13, 2002 08:19     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, Janeway -

did the dentist ask you 'is it safe?'

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"You mean you've been up here in all this beastly mud and oomska without
wellingtons? This afternoon I shall take you both into Penrith and get you
fitted with some good quality rubber boots."

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Janeway
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posted March 13, 2002 10:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the well-wishes, y'all. I survived and it turned out not as bad as I had thought it would be. I didn't even have to have stitches. And thanks, Jessycat, for the advice. Now it's time for me to go take a nap--I'm still feeling woozy from the drugs.

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Tau Zero
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posted March 13, 2002 12:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speedy recovery to you, Janeway.

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homesalad
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posted March 13, 2002 13:02     Click Here to See the Profile for homesalad   Click Here to Email homesalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, best of luck indeed. I personally have been boycoting the dentist. I haven't been in 4 or so years now, and I'm not planning on going back. Though its more the fault of the hygenist than of the dentist.

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"When I worship a god it will be in a temple made by his own hands" -John Muir

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The Lama
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posted March 13, 2002 13:16     Click Here to See the Profile for The Lama   Click Here to Email The Lama     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
come back safe janeway

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SupportGoddess
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Registered: Jul 2001

posted March 13, 2002 16:04     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by homesalad:
Yeah, best of luck indeed. I personally have been boycoting the dentist. I haven't been in 4 or so years now, and I'm not planning on going back. Though its more the fault of the hygenist than of the dentist.


You could always find another dentist.

I haven't been in about 6 years, but thats just because I'm going to go in and have them tell me my teeth are fine, seems like a waste of time and money. Though I've been thinking about scheduling a cleaning, lately.

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Bregalad
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posted March 13, 2002 18:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Bregalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good to see you back and in fairly good form Janeway. I have a friend recovering from a nasty 3 wisdom tooth removal a week ago. She had to have stitches and prescription pain killers.

I can't remember the last time I saw a dentist. It could have been almost 10 years ago. Unlike SupportGoddess there's no chance of being told my teeth are fine. Even though my childhood featured very little candy I have a mouth full of amalgam. Now I've got some noticeable cavities and some badly worn teeth that need to be built up. The sheer amount of work that I need is scary.

What's worse, however, is my memories of past dental visits. Once frozen I was interested in what was going on in my mouth, but getting there was sheer agony. The pain of the dentist needle is one of the worst things I can remember.

It's a nasty cycle: worse teeth --> more dental work --> more fear of the dentist --> worse teeth, etc.

Of course I've alos been the victim of dental malpractice too. When I was a child I was getting some "baby" teeth pulled to reduce the need for braces and they accidentally pulled one of the adult eye teeth. Boy did that hurt! Those things have enormous roots on them.

Bregalad - who is wondering where my lower wisdom teeth are. The top ones are half visible, but there's no sign of 8th teeth in my lower jaw, not even bumps in my gums.

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