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Would You Rather? Dentist’s Needle Edition

Having now shared two dental dread stories already, I decided to turn the tables on my readers and ask them what things they would rather do than get a freezing needle from their dentist. I kicked it off by saying that I’d rather change 100 dirty diapers than get another needle in my mouth and then the answers started pouring in. Some I couldn’t use for family friendly reasons (shout out to the guys in the Heathcliffe Cup hockey pool), and other answers were surprisingly in support of getting the needle.

So, without further ado, let’s find out what my readers had to say about having needles poking around in the gums!

“I’d rather pluck out leg hairs one by one” ~ Julia from Just Me, Julia

“I’d rather listen to Nickelback” ~ Daniel from Post Post Modern Dad

“I’d rather wear a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey than…. No I’ll take the freezing needle.” ~ Justin from Life in 140

“Honestly don’t mind the needle! Is that weird?” ~ Karma Brown, author of Come Away With Me (PS – Yes, it’s weird)

“I’d rather change my phone number… (which I have) to avoid my dentist altogether” ~ Jen from Ninja Mommers

“I’d rather get my vasectomy for a second time as my vasectomy was a walk in the park compared to visiting the dentist.” ~ Jay from Inked Up Dad … (Yikes!)

“Clean poop off the floor when my 5 year old decides she doesn’t want to use the toilet” ~ Angele from Domestique Manager

“I’d rather get a nipple ring than get a freezing needle from a dentist.” ~ Devan (Ouch, bro!)

“Spend 5 months creating, then rewriting then scaling back then adding then rethinking then reskinning then restarting then repositioning then reediting then resubmitting then recreating again…a deck presentation.” ~ Pamela S.

“I’d rather listen to every Mini Pops CD loudly while drinking Kale and Dandelion smoothies in a room full of cigar smoking climate deniers and Fox News on a 4K TV showing 24 hr Donald Trump stump speeches and reruns of the Apprentice.” ~ Eric from Enviro Dad

“I would rather listen to a room full of grade three students play recorder” ~ Maureen

“I’d rather babysit my neighbour’s kids pet snake.” ~ David

“Get a vasectomy from a blind surgeon…” ~ Jason from One Good Dad (There’s that V word again!)

“I’d rather read the Canadian Dad blog than get a needle. Nothing more painful than that.” ~ Ouch, Mike! That cuts deep!

Hard to disagree with any of these, except maybe the people who said they enjoyed the needle… And, of course, hockey pool Mike! Sadly, the freezing needle is a reality for most patients who require extra dental work and while you can’t replace the needle, it is nice to know that you don’t have to deal with the extended effects of the freezing anymore. There are options available that reverse the unwanted lingering numbness after routine dental procedures where local anesthetic was used so that you can get back to your day to day activities faster than ever before!

Check out this promo video from Septodont and see if you can recognize any of the symptoms of that lingering numbness. Thanks to everyone for your answers and for everyone else, please feel free to leave your own “What Would You Rather Do” answer in the comments!

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