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Thursday Tree Love: At the Dentist


“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” John Muir

At the dentist

As yesterday’s dental appointment approached, I became more apprehensive. I’ve always had a fear of needles and knew I’d have to be numbed for the work I needed on my tooth. Dr. Plage’s reassurance helped. He told me exactly what he was going to do and honored my request to talk about his waterfall photo as a distraction during the numbing shot. It wasn’t that bad. The view through the window also helped ease my tension.

I’ve been going to this dental office for many years and have always appreciated the natural setting of pines and young magnolia trees. Any urban office or business park that keeps lots of trees around gets extra points in my book. Medical and dental offices especially need trees nearby.

During the extensive drilling into my tooth, I constantly reminded myself to relax the tightness in my neck, jaw and shoulders. When we got to take a break, the trees were still there, ever green, life-giving, and lovely, waiting on the other side of the window. After my procedure I walked around the building (discreetly and with permission) to take more photos of the trees and landscaping.
Here’s some of what I saw around the dentist’s office building located within the city. The trees have been there for years. I hope they remain. You can click on any picture to see it enlarged.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

20 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: At the Dentist

  1. My post about my trip to the dentist was quite different. I am glad it went well for you and that nature pulled you into its nurturing calm. Gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Beautiful surroundings for a dental office. I hate going to the dentist. Glad you’ve survived the ordeal intact.

    • Thanks, Rosaliene. So far so good. I don’t like going to the dentist, but the trees help, and so did my kind and caring previous dentist that I had for twenty years. Can you believe he RETIRED?! Now that I’m getting used to this new, young dentist, I probably have to change since they don’t take my new Medicare advantage plan. I know, I should be thankful, and I am. One day a time.

  3. I hate going to a dentist … your doctor seems very considerate indeed. What a wonderful way to reassure his patients …a beautiful site for the clinic..

    • When I used to work in a stressful job, I liked going to the dentist just to relax in the chair and my previous dentist was a sweetheart but he retired. I’m still getting used to this new guy. He did okay. It is a beautiful site. Sort of takes the edge off the discomfort.

  4. Such a wonderful setting! Love the pictures. Great that everything went well. 😊

  5. The photographs are lovely – the drilling not so 🙂

  6. You had a wonderful focus on your natural surroundings! How fortunate you are to get to go to this place 😉

  7. I hate visits to the dentist with a passion! Yours, though, looks so idyllic, almost as if it stands alone amidst nothing but nature. Glad your trauma is over and that you had such gorgeous pictures to share with us. Hope all is well now!

    • The building is in an idyllic medical office park not far from the hospital, so it’s in the city. What I love about it is that they kept so many of the trees in the “development” process which was at least 30 years ago. I have to go back April 1, but that should be easier. Have a great weekend!

  8. Hugs! Hope all went well at the dentist. Those surroundings and view would have sure helped. It brings calmness. Thanks for joining with all the green and happiness. Thank you, JoAnna. See you on the 25th!

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