Oh man, way long overdue gift for Panzertron, who was insanely awesome enough to send me a shirt that he got from his dentist that says NO CAVITRON, so that I can wear it when I go see my dentist!
Seriously, there have got to be more people that can’t stand that awful contraption.
This is excellent ^_^
And of course this thing has to sound like a transformer…
Yeah, it sounds like a little Transformer digging around inside my skull. Hahaha.
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I remember when I turned 18 my dentist was like “Oh cool, we can finally use this other thing on you that’s WAY COOLER AND FASTER AND BETTER THAN SCRAPING AT YOUR TEETH WITH A METAL PICK LIKE A LOSER” and I was all “SWEET LETS GO wait what is that thing that you’re holding I’m not sure I like it”. Turns out it was really horrible and my dentists give me the dirtiest looks whenever I go and remind them that I hate the nasty little noise scraper of horribleness and would rather they went after my teeth the old fashioned way.
I want one of those shirts. :[
Yeah, I remember the first time he used it. I was like, So… this is how I’m going to die? Getting your teeth cleaned with those metal scrapy things is bad enough, but they had to go and invent one that shoots out water and sound waves, and sounds like a bone saw. Ugh.
I’m totally gonna wear this shirt at other times that have nothing to do with going to the dentist, and people will have no idea what the hell it is.
I’m going back in February, so I’ll try to remember to ask if he has any more. (He was literally just giving them away, so I bet he’d give me another. What’s your T-shirt size, though?)
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My dentist gave me a T-shirt. Seriously, Cavitrons can choke on a bag of dicks.
If your dentist doesn’t use one, a Cavitron is basically like a cross between a Waterpik and one of those sharp hook things they use to scrape your teeth/gums. It uses sound waves to clean between your teeth. But a certain fraction of people (including myself) experience discomfort when the Cavitron causes the jawbone or inner ear to vibrate (or something; I’m not sure, exactly, but that’s what it feels like). Basically, while the dentist is using the Cavitron on my teeth, there’s occasionally an extremely uncomfortable high-pitched screeching noise that sounds like it’s coming from inside my head.
Enough of his patients complained that he had T-shirts made for us to wear when we come in for a checkup. Apparently, he can just use the regular dental tools instead of the Cavitron; its just less efficient or something. But also less terrible screeching inside my skull.