Dentistry and MeAs I plug amalgam into another 36MO, I wonder if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Don't get me wrong - I don't dislike dentistry. But do I love it?
I love the feeling of the periodontal ligaments ripping when I finally extract a tooth - triumphantly. A patient told me last year that he didn't believe that I could extract teeth - I looked so weak and ... un-dentist-y. I guess that makes my successful extractions taste sweet.
I love it when the resin composite is the exact color match to the tooth I'm working on.
I love removing walls of calculus on lower anterior teeth with the ultrasonic scaler...seeing all the pieces of calculus flaking off, exposing actual root surfaces.
I love removing caries with a slow speed round bur, the leathery stuff coming off in small clumps and then powder, leaving a polished hard clean surface.
I guess I love at least some of it.
Labels: Dental School