The loudmouth goes to the dentist

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The new blog is taking time to take shape. Yes, I want abandon this one, for the embarrassment of, let me be honest, of the URL. How unoriginal. And WordPress don’t have the option of changing the URL as you like, unlike Blogger or Tumblr.

So yeah, I went to the dentist, just, after Goat knows how long. Since primary school I think, when they have those dentist, sponsored by Colgate, to come over and give us teeth check. Which surely don’t need much fixing back then. I mean, how bad can your teeth be at that age right? Unless your mom gives you candy buffet daily at home, or you goes by the name of Hansel or Gretel.

Cheek-y (about to be ripped open) bastard me answered, when asked by the receptionist, the purpose. I told: Overhaul. Which painfully (later and soon) proven to be true. So I told the doc: you give me a overall check and we’ll see what needs to be done. Of course I don’t go to a dentist without a reason, I was feeling piercing pain already while consuming cold drinks since sometime ago-it comes and goes. I have already wanted to go visit teeth doctor when I was at the Motherland, but as I’m stuck with the whole transfer back to the West-syde hullabaloos and gobbledigooks that I need to attend to, I didn’t. Till now. Another sharp pain last Wednesday, so I know something needs to be done.

Dentistry has the unique characteristic of being BOTH ‘medical-live-saving’ and cosmetic at the same time. You can’t say the same to, say, many other fields- plastic surgery or oncologists for e.g. ..Ok, there are plastic surgery to work on disfigurement from untoward accidents, but you know what I mean. Some say that if you can’t be a ‘real’ doctor, you become a dentist. Well, what do I know, I’m just a guy with teeth problems.

The chair. Now, I have heard all these while how the chair is a symbol of status. My friend who use did fine art used to do an art installation about chairs. And of course, from the tale of how the term ‘Chairman’ of how it first came about, back when they were wearing togas and the fella who is sitting on a chair having the most ass-kicking status. I wonder the giant chair at Geneva is actually some holier-than-thou status of those guys have being the place where the ‘Chairmans of nations’ gathers. But it only have 3 legs. Why eh Ayuk?

Yeah, sorry, I digress. The dentist chair however, for me, symbolise a totally¬† different thing altogether. That chair is a chair of trust my friend. Sitting on the chair is a contractual gesture of giving all your faith to the dentist. Where the dentist is God (or Goat, to each it’s own), looking down on you, with a bright halo (from the spotlight), deciding your fate, when for you to have your pain and when to have your (seemingly paradise) pauses.

I did filling for four teeth. Some ngilu induced drilling and some patching up. I actually visualize in my head slabs of plaster of paris being putted on my holes. The drilling a bit painful, but that, I believe, is nothing compared to what I will further encounter. The doc said that I need to remove, not one, but TWO of my wisdom teeth. But that is for the next visit.

Filling for four teeth: RM 195.00 (I hope that can be claimed)

Other incurring price: The shrilling pain

The experience: Priceless (as in, who the hell wants to pay for that kind of experience?)


1) If I can sit through 4 hours of pain getting my tattoos for cosmetic purpose (yes, I lied about the whole practicing the culture thing! I am just vain.) there is no reason to not to sit through my wisdom teeth removal. I rest my case.

2) The title is written so as a kind of self-imposed sentence, albeit necessary from medical point-of-view, for all the sinful things that came out from my mouth.

Next Friday 4pm: Wisdom teeth removal appoinment. Check. The removal would be on two separate occasion, one for each. Can’t I just let it rot till it fall off?


Written by yuenkokleong

August 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

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  1. Ah Leong arr…aiya.. itu kerusi tiga kaki macam itu luahan suara hati mangsa-mangsa periuk api yang hilang kaki, tangan dan nyawa. kalau tunjuk gambar orang tarak kaki tangan, orang Geneva sini manyak gili tengok gambar macam itu..jadi bikin kerusi tiga kaki jadi simbol loh..


    August 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm

  2. hhmm… the wisdom tooth thingy is really testing your wisdom and the size of your pocket at times. I had 3 of my wisdom teeth taken out. the last one was the tiu-est of the lot. It gave me the most pain and broke in the midst of extracting. So had to go to a specialist to extract what was left embedded in my gum..the price? good luck sure you’d be fine..hehehe


    August 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    • The price? Your wisdom will be gone man since thats wisdom tooth that they are extracting. Not only one, but two. tsk tsk


      August 1, 2009 at 11:50 pm

  3. seriously, i love going to the dentist!! That is the only time you can ask for an anaesthestic shot!! And fuck I love the pain when they inject the needles into your gum. It is oh so awesome. I don’t get high from the Lidocaine itself but needles and gum?? Heheheh… it’s like cheese and pasta. And after that you lose your muscles control and you’re drooling all over the place, so, you get a fuckin day off!! Woohoo!


    August 2, 2009 at 3:06 am

  4. Kerja gila babi, that pulling out of gigi.


    August 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm

  5. Ayuk: Baru saya paham.. Saya tahu kampu pasti tahu jawapannya.

    Gustri: I am questioning too the need to pull those mofos out. Is the doctor trying to make a quick buck? I have just heard of countless broke-while-extracting stories. I hope i can just let it be, and not do anything to it.

    barklarky: It’s called the wisdom tooth because the goat lost his wisdom when he created those. How we dun have the need for it. It’s like appendices. He just wanna have fun. Some would tell you to look at platypus to strengthen that point.

    Sourmilk: Masochists have the most fun. Period. The problem is I am not one.

    Langkau: Kerja yang saya tak mau buat.


    August 3, 2009 at 11:44 am

  6. My tooth broke coz the bloody dentist didn’t do an x-ray to figure how deep the root is and apparently my root was in L-shape. Of course we knew this after it snapped in half. Some more the idiot didn’t give me enuff local anesthetic so the word ‘pain’ is meaningless to me now..i think if it is a problem for you, better find a good dentist. Meanwhile, kumpul duit or ask around for a better dentist. Eh, tak bleh ka you use the buku perubatan?


    August 6, 2009 at 3:03 am

  7. Aaaahhh. I am all psyched for it now. Haha. I would. Dun think the buku can use la. Dunno. My dad ask me go Klinik perintah. Cheap wor. Luckily me hunneybun got me some painkiller. Updates soon.


    August 9, 2009 at 8:05 pm

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