I thought I would add once again to this thread, just because I love that I'm not the only one who hates the dentist for other reasons aside from the fact that it's the dentist and he's going to be poking around inside your mouth with sharp objects!
I actually have an ortho appointment next week that I'm crossing my fingers for, hoping my skin remains under control. I've been on a brand of retin a since about August and things seem to be well under control, just tiny little pimples now and then, though my face is covered in redmarks from the innitial breakouts. Anyway, back in September I had an ortho appointment and during that time I'd been on Retin A for a little over a month, my skin was slightly broken out and trying to clear from it's first innitial breakout out and on top of that I was extremely dry. Dry to the point that if you try to smile the skin around your mouth cracks. It was all over my chin and above my mouth where the breakouts were so I was feeling horrible when I went in for my braces. I gave myself a little pep talk before hand and figured, "Who cares, it's only 20 mins and then it's over no big deal." But as my ortho was trying to change my wires my mouth refused to open wide enough because it was so stiff and so so so dry that he literally cracked and bleed! Ugh! My ortho even said to me midway through, "Oh, you're bleeding a little, you're a little dry here I guess. Must be that time of year with all this dry weather." I just went along with it, but inside I was so embarrassed.
The worst moments of any dentist/ortho appointment for me is when they insist on handing you one of thos handheld mirrors and shoving it right in your face, under that all revealing, bright light, to point out what to do with your teeth or what they just did. I get to see all my flaws and they look 100x worse under that lighting and up until the point that they hand me that mirror, I act all oblivious to how my skin is. I can live in a sort of comfortable denial and think, "It's not so bad," and then come the mirror.
babyhiltsMember Since 12 Aug 2009
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