Thanks to my shitty genes (survival of the fittest does not bode well for me), I just endured a two-hour long bone grafting/Osseous procedure with the periodontist. It wasn’t the most pleasant of experiences, so as a defense mechanism I closed my eyes as soon as the procedure started and entertained myself with nothing but my witty imagination and the noises coming from my mouth, which I assumed to be a horrifying 8-bit cat sacrificial ritual.
Here are some of the things that went through my head:
- “Man, he’s like spray painting my mouth with sprinkles right now. Ooh, or maybe vodka.”
- “I wonder if he goes through this much trouble if he dropped a penny underneath his couch.”
- “Open… open” he kept saying. I guess he’s a big fan of those Mervyn’s door-busters sales.
- “‘Open wide’ he said. I wonder why dentists don’t ever tell me I’ve opened my mouth wide enough.”
- “Now I can tell this is a saw, but I would much rather think of it as a live reenactment of Transformers: The Movie. That Megan Fox is mad bleeding right now.”
- “Is he helping me floss right now? Wait, wait, nope, that floss definitely just went through my gums.”
- “The periodontist’s belly is touching my head and he’s got at least three fingers in my mouth; this is at least second base by my book.”
- “Ok, he definitely reiterated ‘Don’t spit, just swallow in the next 24 hours’ one too many times.”
- “Oh sweet! He just told me that he hooked me up with some human bone implant (instead of cow bone), but is it bad that I want to ask ‘What ethnicity?’”
And as much as I’m unable to talk in the next few hours, I’m really dying to say this:
You got stitches on your arm? That’s cute because I got a stitches on my gum, bitch.
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