Sunday, September 04, 2005

Excessive Treatment

Just had a visit to the dentist and she recommended a wisdom-tooth extraction:

Q: Well, Dr., is the tooth coming in crooked?
A: No.
Q: Is it affecting a nearby tooth?
A: No.
Q: Is it infected?
A: No. But I suppose later on it could get infected.

I swear this dentist jammed that dental pick into two of my fillings harder than usual, only to break apart a portion of the filling. And now she's recommended that I get two new fillings. Both of my pre-existing fillings were mercury-based (amalgam), and what do you know, now have white-colored fillings!

For some reason, dentists are no longer happy cleaning our teeth and keeping them healthy. Instead they insist on railroading us with teeth whitening, replacement filling procedures, 20-plus x-rays and uneccessary extractions.
You bastards.

1 comment:

E-Beth said...

Dentists are evil. They can't make any money just cleaning your teeth anymore, suddenly you have weird disorders that rot your teeth from the inside out. Oh no you can't SEE it and I can't prove it but we will need you to spend $200,000 on new teeth. Just for shits and giggles. No wait, I'm not bitter. I swear it.