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A New Reason to Hate the Dentist
Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen
by Dan
Citation:   Dan. "A New Reason to Hate the Dentist: An Experience with Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen (exp74167)". Dec 22, 2022.

  repeated inhaled Nitrous Oxide (gas)
    repeated inhaled Oxygen (gas)
I was about 12 years old (eight years earlier) and I had to go to the dentist to get a tooth pulled, I was pretty nervous like any kid would be. After I got there I sat down anxiously awaiting what was to come, I had no idea that that having my tooth pulled was the least of my worries that day.

After I sat down I asked the nurse innocently if it was going to hurt and she said not to worry because they would numb me and give me 'laughing gas'. This didnt sound so bad, the nurse left and the dentist came in. He laid the chair back so I was facing the ceiling. He was nice like dentists usually try to be but I was still a little nervous about having a tooth ripped from my face. He put an orange mask over my nose and told me to breath in. Instantly I began to laugh and thought to my self 'how neat'. Then I felt my entire body fall asleep (like when your foot does after sitting weird) and I stopped laughing as suddenly as I had started...then things get crazy.

This will be hard to explain but I'll do my best. The first thing I remember is looking down at myself from the ceiling, I saw me and the dentist. We had cartoon bodies but our faces seemed to be cut out of a black and white photograph, there was music and we were both bobbing our heads back and fourth to it, the music was kind of like the music from the old mario brother video games but different. There were three circles of 'yoshis' around us. (the little green dinosaur from the mario games) they were dancing too. Both me and the dentist had huge creepy smiles on our faces. Again, our heads were like 2 dimensional pictures. The way we were moving our heads seemed like a creepy flash video were you skip back and fourth between two pictures of someone to make them look like they are moving. He pulled out a large sharp needle but our smiles never faded (I had no idea I was tripping, I was just there watching.) There was no fear at this point. He stabbed me in the mouth 7 times and each time I would lay my head back, he would stab, I would look up at myself (still smiling my creepy smile) and say ouch in a voice that was very high pitched and not my own, then the 'yoshis' would turn red and say ouch to all at the same time. This repeated 7 times all exactly the same way.

The next thing I remember was the scariest thing I have ever experienced. I open my eyes and everything looks normal again but I cannot move or speak. I see the dentist and my mom leaning over me talking, I cant hear anything at all, just silence. I cant figure out what the orange thing was though (it was the mask). The dentist looks down at me and asks me if I'm ok, I cant hear him but I know thats what he asks. I scream inside myself NO! And then I nod my head yes which scared me even more. Remember I cant move and I'm screaming NO inside my own body but something (not me) makes my head nod yes. I felt betrayed that I could no longer speak for myself. That was a horrible feeling.

Then I wake up and I am very upset, the dentist had left the room and it was just my mom, I tell her what had happened and she is shocked, I said 'couldnt you tell there was something wrong?' She says 'no, you just laid there with your eyes open and never moved.' Then I notice my tooth is still there. I think what the fuck? I ask why its still there and my mom said he had only given me the shots to numb me, he had given me 7 in total. I had no idea he was going to do that, I thought the numbing and the gas were the same thing. He came back in the room and I'm crying part because I still have the tooth extraction to look forward to and part because of the terrifying experience that had just took place. Aall the dentist said was 'oops, guess I had the gas on a little too high.'

Exp Year: 2000ExpID: 74167
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 12
Published: Dec 22, 2022Views: 394
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