ABSURD THINGS PATIENTS SAY

Heard while working as a #dentist #struggle
  1. 1.
    But my two year old loves to drink juice
    Ma'am, your two year old needs all his teeth pulled out because they are so decayed. He's two, he's not the one doing the grocery shopping. STOP FEEDING HIM SUGAR.
  2. 2.
    I floss every day
    Mmmmm no you don't
  3. 3.
    Will I be able to go to crossfit tonight?
    You're about to get 4 wisdom teeth out sooooo probably not the best idea.
  4. 4.
    I have a hole where you pulled out my tooth
    ...
  5. 5.
    Will my tooth grow back?
    You're a grown ass man! You should know that you are not a shark
  6. 6.
    Will this hurt?
    The truth? Yes. It's going to hurt. I'm about to jab you with a needle and then remove a part of your body and replace it with resin while wedging a piece of plastic in your gum. That's what a filling is
  7. 7.
    But I've never had a cavity before.
    That's because you haven't gone to the dentist in 10 years. That's like me never getting an oil change and then telling the mechanic: I don't understand why my car blew up, I've never had a problem with the oil before.
  8. 8.
    My gums bleed when I brush so I don't do it
    Flawless logic
  9. 9.
    Can't you just put a filling?
    You have pus coming out of you and your tooth is rotten and wobbly. You have bigger issues.
  10. 10.
    If I get all 3 fillings done at the same time can you make me a deal?
    Do you walk into the gap and negotiate the price of your jeans? This is a medical facility not a farmers market.