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I've had quite a few dentist appointments in the past few months, and… 
17th-Aug-2010 11:36 am
Tardis
I've had quite a few dentist appointments in the past few months, and it got me to wondering...

When at the dentist, what do you do with your eyes?

Open
28(32.9%)
Closed
17(20.0%)
Depends on the situation
39(45.9%)
Other
1(1.2%)
Comments 
17th-Aug-2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Always open, basically staring at the ceiling. If I closed my eyes, they would assume I was dead. Or keep asking "Still with us?"
17th-Aug-2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
i voted closed -- its usually closed. but sometimes i'm looking around. i'm always freaked out at the dentist. i try to close my eyes and go into a meditative state. kinda.
17th-Aug-2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
I said closed because I can only get dental work done if I'm knocked right the fuck out.
17th-Aug-2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
Stare at that light they always move around so they can see into your mouth.
17th-Aug-2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
My hygenist likes to talk to me, and ask me questions.. when I can't answer. So I keep my eyes open, stare at the ceiling, and sometimes out the window.
17th-Aug-2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
It really depends on that overhead light, but mostly they're open.
17th-Aug-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Open if possible - if they were closed, I think I would *feel* any pain much worse. I did this even when I got my wisdom teeth out (but then again none of them caused much pain for me, even afterwards).
17th-Aug-2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
Stare fixedly at the ceiling, making no noise and pretending I'm not there (and trying not to tense up too much).

I hate the dentist. Haaaaaaate.
17th-Aug-2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I prefer to have them open but sometimes that stupid light is blinding me.
18th-Aug-2010 01:09 am (UTC)
I feel weird closing them unless they shine the light in my eyes. The dentist seems to agree, since the only time I did close them just for the hell of it, they thought perhaps I was in discomfort.
18th-Aug-2010 01:48 am (UTC)
A combination. I 99% of the time, I'm just in for a cleaning and my hygienist is a friend of the family, so we are usually chatting.
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