Yesterday I had to go to the dentist because I had a few teeth bothering me. That dentist is Dr. Toto cause he is one of the few dentists who can do nitrous oxide and actually give a good enough concentration to get you to the point where your body is pretty much numb to most prodding…
Let’s face it, I can’t take pain. If you know me you will know that if you put me in enough pain ill spasm or worse I’ll spasm and go into a seizure or even worse than that, I’ll spasm go into a seizure and then go into V-Tach or SVT, both are really bad. So what the hell do we do about dentistry, obviously doing it in a surgical setting for stuff like a cleaning would be paid by medicare and medicaid for the anesthesia, at least theoretically. But why do that when we have a dentist who does the right stuff right on top of the house.
So I went in got situated, it was about 2:30 PM and they took X-Rays and they saw the cavity on my upper tooth in my left side, odd didn’t have sensitivity issues there, then he was picking around the bottom teeth, that didn’t kick me into spasms but he knew which teeth were uncomfortable… Reason… I have no idea how the hell it happened but I wore down the enamel. So he scheduled a filling for the upper tooth and two sealants for the bottom teeth, the bottom teeth didn’t need to be drilled into, just rough up the surface, ok, no biggie there.
Right before the filling at 3:00 PM I started doing N2O ‘Satting’ which is short for saturating. Closed my mouth and was breathing the nitrous right off the machine through my trach, times before I had run it through my nose and the effect of the nitrous was quite limited, today the effect was much stronger and potent. I think I can also owe it to Dr. Toto and his assistant / anesthesiologist for kicking the machine up to maximum permissible exposure limit.
At 3:03 PM he began drilling and then he hit a big spasm and obviously seeing the spasm he instinctively stopped and turned up the nitrous. Before this I discussed with him the possibility of a novacaine injection.
I said hows about that novacaine, how big is the needle.
He replied 27 gauge
When your numbing the lower jaw it’s called a nerve block, in the upper jaw it’s an infiltration he said, because at first I said GO FOR NERVE BLOCK!
Well then right at 3:06 PM I said GO FOR INFILTRATION and all the sudden we hear the star wars symphony playing the theme music to Star Wars… And this was on THE RADIO. No MP3 player or any trickery, it was on WFMT 98.7FM talk about WTF grade coincidence.
Now that is classic.
Too bad I didn’t record that on youtube!
Who said you can’t have fun in a dental office…
There’s a reason why they call it LAUGHING GAS because either your gonna laugh from it or your gonna MAKE people laugh.
Now why did I name this post A Totolly awesome dental experience. Well duh, his name is Michael G. Toto DDS and his website is here