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Dentist office waiting room

March 30, 2016 | Author: | Posted in american literature, literature and language

I still remember the day when this horrible incident happened to me . I had been to a Mexican restaurant with a friend . He had been praising the restaurant to the skies for many days in the past and I was compelled to check it out . We went to this place after office hours and were savoring an authentic Mexican dish , when suddenly I heard a cracking noise inside my mouth . I was shocked to see a small piece of my molar tooth , which had broken off . I got that salty taste of blood in [banner_entry_middle]

my mouth and I realized that I may be in for big trouble . My friend was more shocked than I was . Though there was not much pain , my friends convinced me that a trip to the dentist was necessary to rule out any problems

The last time I had let a dentist investigate my teeth was in school when a famous toothpaste company had arranged some dentists to visit our school and give a free checkup . I still remember the beautiful dentist advising me to get my teeth checked up every three months so that I could have trouble free teeth for the rest of my life . I was wondering if I did not have teeth problems , then how I could see such a beautiful dentist every time . I never took much care of my teeth because of this reason , but I never had any problems , not even a small cavity . Now , the moment that I had been waiting for , had finally arrived

I consulted a couple of friends who advised me to consult a reputed woman dentist whose clinic was located in downtown . I took an appointment for a Saturday evening and reached her clinic on the appointed time . Once I reached inside , I was amazed by the whole environment . It looked like the clinic of a person who was a stickler for cleanliness , all the walls painted in white and tastefully decorated with paintings . Also hanging on the walls were pictures of various dental problems and a cute child ‘s advertisement suggesting daily dental care . The red sofa kept in the hall contrasted with the walls . There were a couple of patients seated on it , waiting anxiously for their turn

A grumpy , elderly receptionist was seated in one corner behind an arc shaped desk , busy knitting a sweater . I went straight to her and told her about my appointment . She scanned me thoroughly , browsed her diary and then told me to have a seat . I had a look at the persons sitting around me , each of them eyeing me as if I was the next to be sacrificed at an altar

A young man sitting opposite me had a swelling on his right cheek and was pressing an icepack to it . I presumed it was a tooth extraction . He seemed to be in severe pain and the icepack was evidently not providing much relief to him . There was a young couple sitting next to… [banner_entry_footer]


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