I don’t appreciate going to see the dentist for our annual teeth cleaning.
- I procrastinate for as long as possible.
I don’t have dental insurance, so the appointment costs me quite a bit of cash. I always spend a long time resting in the waiting room, so the start-to-finish process takes up a great deal of our day. The procedure is unpleasant, uncomfortable and downright painful. Afterward, our teeth hurt so bad that it’s difficult to eat. Plus, the dentist always tries to upsell me on all sorts of luxurious fluoride treatments, pale whitening treatments and gum surgery. One of our largest complaints with the dentist office is the air conditioner. My last appointment was toward the end of June. The outside temperature was 87 degrees with brilliant sunshine, orange skies and high humidity. I dressed for the weather. I wore shorts, a tank top and sandals. As soon as I stepped into the waiting room, I knew I had a problem. The dentist office felt appreciate a refrigerator. I instantly started to shiver. I tried more than two different chairs, attempting to escape the chilly cold air blasting from overhead vents. I asked the receptionist if she could possibly raise the control component settingâ€¦ She promised that she would, although I observed no improvement in the temperature. I waited for nearly an hour before I was escorted into the back. I then waited in the dentist’s chair for another twenty minutes with cold air directly blowing on me. I was seriously upset. It’s bad enough that the dentist wastes our time and hurts our teeth. I shouldn’t need to pay such high costs for her maintenance if she can afford to run the air conditioner at maximum capacity. She should create a comfortable environment for her clients. I observed that the dentist and all of her staff were dressed in long pants and long sleeves.