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Dear off_stretched,

Last night I was playfully chewing on a pen when this happened:

Needless to say, I freaked the fuck out. I haven't been to a dentist in two years, because I had such horrible experiences with the last one I went to. After crying for a few hours (it was a Sunday and no offices were open), I managed to get ahold of the list of insurance-approved dentists in my area and made an appointment with the closest guy to my house.

Turns out he was awesome! They let me watch Avatar while I was getting my teeth worked on. And the best part is, they didn't ask me to take out any of my piercings for x-rays (unlike the aforementioned terrible dentist). He literally did not say a single thing about me having a stretched oral piercing. Eventually my curiosity/nervous tension got the better of me and I asked if I had any gum recession or if stretching my philtrum piercing would cause any gum recession. He pretty confidently told me that it was in a pretty non-problematic placement and that he seldom sees upper-lip piercings that cause any sort of gum damage. All in all, I'm really stoked to have a mod-friendly dentist who doesn't make a huge deal out of all the shit in my face..

Can you tell me some amusing stories about mods + dentists or other doctors?

P.S. I am getting my conches punched tomorrow and thanks to the experiences on stretched, I'm feeling pretty comfortable/not scared.
  • Random story about dentures. Apparently if you have a top and bottom set and a tongue ring it will sound like a horse is running in your mouth all the time. My friend's husband removed his tongue ring because it was driving him insane.

    Other than that every friend I have, including my boy, that has dentures loooooooooooooooooves them. A lot. Though the pain is in fact pretty fucking bad.
    • my teeth don't LOOK bad...it's all the back ones that have broken and needed to be ripped out. i want them gone cause i'm in CONSTANT PAIN and have been for like 20yrs. i'm the only person i know who LOVES going to the dentist cause he shoots me up w/a boatload of novicaine and while i hate that feeling, it's still WAY better than painland...at least for a few hours.
      • No, no I wasn't suggesting they do. My point is that my friend Kristie has weak enamel so she had all of her uppers removed because they were literally crumbling. I can't imagine that's particularly comfortable. My friend's husband had barely any left from weak enamel from a childhood illness that involved him taking such high doses of penicillan that it eroded his teeth. Awesome teeth stories are awesome!

        And actually I love the dentist because we were so poor as kids going to the dentist was a luxury and meant whatever pain we had in our teeth would go away. For the record I am really sorry you're in pain. :( I can't believe he won't make you a bridge, or, well, whatever they make for back teeth.
        • i'm just pleased that at least they don't LOOK as bad as they feel. it does make eating difficult since chewing means things STABBING MY GUMS. i'm missing top+bottom in the back on one side and just bottom on the other so my left side is my eatin side ;)
          my teeth sucking is genetic. my dad once touched one of his front teeth and it broke clean in half. it was pretty disgusting.
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