Herman by Jim Unger for May 21, 2024

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    Ratkin  about 2 months ago

    You know the drill.

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Had root canals, mine were more pleasant, not much!

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Ah, those were the days… long gone thank dog!

    In 1954, my mother, brother, sister and I were at Fort Hamilton, NY getting shots and dental work prior to boarding a MATS ship for Morocco. I am sure I cried over the shots (which would have been numerous in a short time period), but the dental work had me screaming! 70 years later, I don’t remember the pain, but I do remember the screaming…

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    Ubintold  about 2 months ago

    Another hand tool aficionado.

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    PraiseofFolly  about 2 months ago

    I’m afraid to think what he uses for anesthesia — a blow to the head with a mallet?

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    admiree2  about 2 months ago

    Scary part of the story is that his brother is a proctologist.

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    Captain Bars  about 2 months ago

    I’m afraid I’ll have to disagree with you on that one, doc.

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    sandpiper  about 2 months ago

    8 decades or so ago, my visits to the dentist were thought in terms of ‘why don’t my parents like me?’ But thing change.

    Just a couple decades ago had a half dozen crowns set. Get molds of the tooth, send them off, then grind down tooth, temp crown, etc. Took three visits over a month and all kinds of painful. But nothing like the early years.

    Last week, took 3d pics, ground the tooth, sent pics to 3d printer, hour later new crown with new ‘glue’ that set solid in 15 mins and went home. All in 2.5 hours. No residual pain, just ache where jaws were stretched.

    Kind of amazing. I’ll take it.

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    DawnQuinn1  about 2 months ago

    My dentist used a belt driven drill LONG after compressed air drill became common. I found a better dentist.

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    allangary  about 2 months ago

    And the spit basin on the left – long gone. I miss it. They never quite get my mouth rinsed with the spray and vacuum method.

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    Just-me  about 2 months ago

    LOL, and I am scheduled for a root canal on Thursday. Same side and apparent position on the lower jaw.

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    Daltongang Premium Member about 2 months ago

    This reminds me of many members of various car communities. They just can’t accept the improvements in technology.

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    wirepunchr  about 2 months ago

    Thank you Dr Yankum for embracing “new” technology. ;-}

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    monya_43  about 2 months ago

    I beg to differ with you, Doc.

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    mindjob  about 2 months ago

    He forgot to mention they used that drill to search for crude in the North Slope

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    kathleenhicks62  about 2 months ago

    It would be even more life-like if the dentist and his foot & knee on the patient’s chest. (Rio Lobo-John Wayne)

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    cuzinron47  about 2 months ago

    OK, I’ll go with the old ways, I’ll use a door knob instead.

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    andrew.scharnhorst  about 2 months ago

    THIS is why more people don’t go to their dentist!

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    David Rickard Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Seymour: What’s that?

    Orin: A drill.

    Seymour: It’s rusty!

    Orin: It’s an antique. They don’t make ’em like this any more. Sturdy. Heavy. Dull!

    Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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    Gina Carson  about 2 months ago

    Depends on which side of the drill you on, I would expect.

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    Chris Sherlock  about 2 months ago

    Have you tried the more modern methods?

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    EXCALABUR  about 2 months ago

    I still miss being able to rinse and spit.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  about 2 months ago

    Ahhhhh, the good old days!?

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    syzygy47  about 2 months ago

    Have an appointment tomorrow for a couple fillings in the back. I didn’t need to see this

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    paullp Premium Member about 2 months ago

    My dentist tries to pull anything like that on me, he’s out of business.

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    wildlandwaters  about 2 months ago

    Agree to disagree!

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    Jayalexander  about 2 months ago

    I’ll have another dose of Novocain, Doc.

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