Extracting teeth is never something i look forward to, especially for children. A young girl came up to me and said " kaka, gigi fany udah goyang, bisa dicabut gak?". I was taken aback. I was taught not to say any words like cabut (extract) or suntik (inject) in front of young patients, as it might scare them but she was different. a very clever girl indeed.
Instead of the patient being scared, i got scared. The only thing running through my mind was don't traumatize the patient. i was worried that with one bad experience, it might ruin her perception of dentists.
Despite my worries, she was very calm, even when injecting, she persevered and overcame the pain with a smile. Thanks~ :)
|a primary lateral incisor (baby teeth)|
p/s: a craze for rainbow cake~ :)