On this day, the eve of my 8th – count them – 8! – root canal, I thought I would tell you the story of the best compliment I ever received from a dentist.
Now if you will remember, I have the worst teeth in the history of the world. Meth addict teeth, if you will. So, as you can imagine, I don’t receive a lot of compliments from dentists. They may tell me I have a nice smile every now and then, but, for the most part, once they see my teeth they don’t have much to say in the way of niceties.
They probably don’t want to encourage my TOTALLY NONEXISTENT meth habit.
Anyway, there was one time that a dentist paid me maybe the best ever compliment he possibly could have.
I was in Florida and I had broken my tooth on a Toblerone bar (note: on the list of things I have broken teeth on, a Toblerone bar is NOT the most ridiculous. The most ridiculous was a tortilla chip from Chili’s. Have you ever had a tortilla chip from Chili’s? They are paper thin people! A paper thin chip shattered one of my molars. Literally. It broke into 3 pieces). ANYWAY, I had broken my tooth on a Toblerone bar in EPCOT and I found a dentist and went in to put a temporary crown on it.
I went about my life for a few days and then my tooth started to hurt. I was busy working at Disney and doing awesome awesome summer things, so I just figured I would just ask my new dentist about it when I went in to get the permanent crown.
About two weeks passed, I went in to have my new crown put on and that’s when he said it. My dentist looked in my mouth, took off the temporary crown and said:
“Wow!! You have a REALLY high pain tolerance!!”
Apparently my tooth had become infected and all sorts of blood and puss and nasty started pouring out of my tooth as soon as the crown came off. It took them a few minutes to get it to stop oozing.
He was pretty impressed with my ability to not cry from the pain for the past two weeks. Needless to say, I was pretty darn proud of myself. And my incredibly high pain tolerance. I am not lying to you when I tell you that I still think of this compliment at least twice a month, Internet.
Anytime old roommate tells me I’m a wuss I can say “HEY! My dentist said I have an extremely high pain tolerance! Suck it old roommate!!”
Anyway, I should have a bridal shower update for you soon. I meant to write it sooner but I have been super WIPED ever since getting back. This week has been a week of trying to catch up on sleep and failing miserably. But that’s ok because Bridal Shower Weekend was s super amazing sauce! I will have stories and pictures up by the end of the weekend!
So, what is the best compliment a medical professional has paid you Internet?