You know your dentist is inexperienced when…


Went for my dental check up a few months back, and my dentist said I should take an x-ray cos my lower wisdom teeth looked slightly weird.

Went to Raffles Dental at Jurong Point, dentist’s name was Rachel. SIGH. Warning bells were going off… But bo bian.

Anyway, name aside, everything went well until she knocked out one of my fillings (and didn’t even offer to ‘fill’ it back… Pfft. Luckily I don’t really feel it at all.

Then it was time to take the x-ray. I swear it gets better every moment.

Her: you’ve to remove all your earrings, otherwise it may obstruct the s-ray..

Me: Can’t remove some, tried it before. Is that ok?

Her: ok, just hope it won’t turn up on the x-ray

me: -thinking why would the ear piercings affect the x-ray of the teeth but NEVERMIND. I can be quite dumb at times so I probably won’t get it..

Came out of the x-ray room, and there it was, the r-ray in all its glory:

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Her: See, the earrings did obstruct the x-ray! Luckily we’re looking at your wisdom teeth, not the front teeth…

BUT WAIT GUYS. On the left of the pic at the edge, you can see a super ‘white’ barbell, that’s the earring I couldn’t remove. And if the position of the barbell indicates where my ear was, GUESS WHAT THE MIDDLE BARBELL IS?

THAT’S RIGHT KIDS. IT’S MY TONGUE PIERCING. DENTIST TOLD ME TO REMOVE ALL MY EARRINGS FOR A MOUTH X-RAY, BUT FORGOT TO ASK ME TO REMOVE MY TONGUE PIERCING.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAH.

Well of course I didn’t bother telling her that she was wrong, it’ll probably hit her later…

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