DDS Confession

Aug 6th, 2019 by thegooddoctor in 100 Words

Here is a secret–it’s not about the pain. Rather, it’s about prolonging the discomfort.

I like to let the saliva build. Oh, you need suction? Sorry, it hadn’t occurred to me.

Pinching gums with the film is also a winner (hope you don’t have gingivitis!), as is leaving impression compound in too long (can you feel it hardening?).

But the all-time best: we exchange pleasantries, and once my hands are in your mouth I start the questions. The mask covers my smile. But look closely, ever so closely…

…and you might just catch when my eyes roll back.

From Guest Contributor Jeff H.

Jeff is a high school English teacher. He blogs at with his wife, a dietitian, about writing, food, and everything else.

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