It had been entirely too long since I had been to the dentist and I needed a ton of dental work. So I decided to get sedation dentistry. It took several visits, even with sedation dentistry, but it needed to be done. So everyone at the office was super nice and helpful. They didn’t judge me, even though I was freaking because I heard about how much work was required. I just tried to stay upbeat and persevere. Well, I managed to work through everything just fine and everyone was incredibly helpful. Well, when I went back for a regular check up a few months later, the staff was really stand-offish with me. I felt like they were totally talking about me behind my back. Did I do something bazaar or offensive while under sedation?
-Ben in Texas
If you are in a good mood, which it sounds like you were a good sport despite the large amount of work that was being done, the staff likely reciprocated your attitude. If patients are having fun and open, they will do the same.
It is possible you weren’t as relaxed or outgoing as the last time around and they staff sensed it. Don’t jump to conclusions. It is probably nothing at all. Dental hygienists and sedation dentists have absolutely seen everything! If there was something particularly bazaar, someone would have discussed the matter. But you have no reason to think that way.
Just go in with that same, happy, easy-going attitude at your next appointment and they will likely sense it. Don’t over analyze the situation. Glad to hear the sedation dentistry and all the appointments were successful in getting you back on track with regular care.
This post is sponsored by Cleveland dentist Hylan Dental Care.