Teeth cleaning trumps all

by Katie on May 24, 2013

A few days ago, Brandon’s many, many dental woes came up in conversation (let’s just say we’re both very much hoping Leyton gets her Mama’s teeth), and Brandon, defensively, shouted out, “You have no idea what they did to me in that office!”

He was referring to a “deep cleaning” they did to his teeth nearly two years ago now. Well, one-quarter of his teeth anyway. They planned to do one quadrant at a time, but Brandon refused to have the other three sections done after the first round of treatment. It was kind of a big deal, and in order to get his cavities fixed after that we had to sign a treatment refusal and I had to call the office to discuss the situation (Brandon was too infuriated over his pain level to handle the situation like a normal human himself).

Anyway, two years later, Brandon is still bringing it up.

“Have you ever had surgery, where someone cut into you and worked on you? While you were awake?” he asked.

“No,” I answered.

“Exactly,” he said.

“But I did give birth to your baby. Awake. With no drugs. Remember?”

“Okay, well, yeah. I’ll give you that. …But I’m really not sure which one would have been worse.”

“Are you kidding me? You’re really comparing child birth to a teeth cleaning?”


…I think it’s safe to say it’s a good thing the whole labor thing was left to me if my husband thinks having an in-depth tooth cleaning compares.


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