Sunday, March 11, 2012

my root canal

Remember here how I didn't have the courage to even schedule my long overdue root canal because I was terrified of the pain?

Well, I finally mustered up the courage to schedule it for yesterday. And this was how I felt the whole day yesterday, leading up to my 5pm appointment...

Actually, I felt this more while I was waiting in the dentist's chair with the bib already around my neck and the drill bits & injection were being laid out on the dentist's little table. My sweet Isabella was holding my hand, encouraging me, telling me I could do it. And when I cowered like a child and asked for my mommy, she reminded me how old I was. I know it was embarrassing, but I really have the lowest tolerance for pain. :(

By the time my dentist was seated beside me and I had my mouth wide open, I felt like the arrow was heading straight for my forehead!

But surprisingly, it wasn't painful! Turns out, Dr. Villareal is my-Disneyland-dentist here come to life! It was quite unnerving to hear the sound of what-looked-like-needles scraping the inside of my tooth and to watch his hand twist them like screws. I cringed when I saw the nerve he took out - which looked like a tiny, little uod [worm]. But throughout the injecting, drilling and scraping, I did NOT feel a thing!

Dr. Hermogenes P. Villareal, D.M.D.
F.P.C.O.M.S., F.P.A.I.D., F.I.C.D., F.P.F.A., F.A.C.D.,
Diplomate - Int'l Congress of Oral Implantologists
Oral Surgeon/Implantologist
Chairman, Dept. of Dentistry AHMC
Asian Hospital & Medical Center - Unit 415 Medical Office Bldg.
Tel. No.: (632) 771-9358

Photo from annnniegirl


  1. he's the dad of my classmate who is now a dentist too :)

  2. @trisha Really? Wow, small world! They actually seem to be a whole family of dentists! :)