Friday, May 11, 2012

From the Highs of African Safaris . . .

. . . to the lows of a Hartford root canal.

But, I will be glad to eat out of both sides of my mouth again.

(The endodontist and his assistant both like photography, so they were willing models for this shot.)

24 comments:

Kate said...

Great shot, and they really look like they mean business and have no mercy!

Mo said...

yikes. Little shop of horrors

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is scary. Very creative to take a fantastic photo opportunity out of a root canal.

When I had a root canal, the doctor asked if I wanted him to remove the tooth instead of the root canal. I asked why, and he said about 5% of root canals do not work.

I said i like my 95% odds of success. Of course, you know what happened. When I later went through the oral surgery to have the tooth removed, In the middle of the surgery, I could hear (but fortunately not feel) the oral surgeon struggling, I heard him say to his nurse, "Wow. T\I don't think that there is another oral surgeon in the country who could have done that."

That is not what you want to hear while undergoing a procedure, but all is well.

JM said...

At first I thought I was watching a scene from E.R.! :-) This is so cool, Jack, what a great idea! Hope everything is alright now.

brattcat said...

and what a fabulous shot it is.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I hope it wasn´t too painful.

Halcyon said...

This is fabulous Jack! I'm glad your dentist and his assistant have a good sense of humor. I am smiling just looking at this. I'm sure you were in good hands with this team. :)

Sharon said...

Such a fun photo in such a scary environment!

Luis Gomez said...

What a great shot Jack! Funny and wonderful to start the weekend. Hope you are well.

nicki said...

what a great idea! Nobody here ever wants their photo taken...maybe I shoudl offer masks!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, this is perfect! All we need are the sound effects.... whrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Hope it went well!

Bises,
Genie

Sylvia K said...

Hmmmm you and I were in the same place this week, Jack! Fortunately, for me, mine was just for a cleaning, not root canal!! Not sure my dentist and assistant would have been happy, willing models though -- grumpy lot they are!! Well, I didn't actually bite them on purpose!! Have a great weekend and enjoy chewing on both sides again!!

Sylvia

Kay said...

Well, here's to making lemonade out of lemons! This is a great shot. Here's to a quick and painless recovery.

RedPat said...

What a guy to think of such a shot at a time like that!

Elf said...

You had the "A" team!

Great shot of my husband! In my opinion, he's the best endodontist in the universe. Thanks for taking such a great pucture of him. To his assistant, you look terrific and are terrific.

Regina K said...

ha ha... This brought a chuckle to me. Well done. Carrying your camera to the dentist!

Virginia said...

Pass the Novocain svp!
V

Madge Bloom said...

Ouch!

Gunn said...

Ha- ha!:)
Creative image!

Steffe said...

Ha, clever portrait.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is so great! So glad you had this idea -

PerthDailyPhoto said...

OMG horrors!! Fantastic shot Jack, but OMG!!!

SRQ said...

Love your creativity, Jack. This is wonderful. And, a tip of the hat to your endodontist and assistant. I had a root canal just before Christmas two years ago. It was no big deal. I've experienced pedicures that were more painful. Hope you're feeling better.

Aiketa said...

This is a great photo Jack!