Saturday, July 1, 2017
X is for x-rays -- dental x-rays -- my magical cure! :)
Here's my true confession. When I have dental x-rays I gag ... like a lot... like disgustingly...like embarassingly. I'm always so embarassed -- for years and years -- as long back as I can remember, when it is time for dental x-rays I try so hard to retain composure but the minute those bite plates are in, I gag horribly and disgustingly :/ The dentist and/or hygenist always say things like "Breathe slowly through your nose" and the OH so helpful times that they say things like, "Don't worry, it's not going to fall down your throat." Oh really? Like I thought that would happen? Nope! It's just a physical response, I cannot help it, whatever I do.
At least I couldn't up to this point!
Last time that I got my teeth x-rays done I tried something new--I held my breath! And guess what??? NO GAGGING!!! Whooo!!! Yay!!! All the x-rays and no gagging! It was amazing! It's so quick, holding my breath for a couple of seconds, so easy!!
SO there's my wonderful suggestion -- if you have this same difficulty give it a try! After seeing how great this worked for me, the dental hygenist at our dentist's office has suggested this to other patients of hers with this same issue and it's worked for them too! Hope it will for you as well! :)
Posted by Sheila at 8:09 PM