Dentist : So, what's seems to be the problem today?
Patient : Well, I just came in for a check up and a dental cleaning.
Dentist : Hum. Open up. Let's take a look . . .
Patient : Okay. Uh . . .
Dentist : Hummmm. [ Humm? Uh? ] Wow! I've never seen one like THIS before. Let me try this.
Patient : Uhhh . . . Ouhhhh [ Man screaming in pain . . . ]
Patient : Well, the tooth has been bothering me, and it sometimes hurts when I drink something cold. Does it look that bad?
Dentist : Well, we're going to remove the decay , and then we'll either put a filling in, or if the decay is extensive , we can't repair it, we might have to put a crown on your tooth. Or as a last resort, we may have to extract the tooth.
Patient : Uh, well, that sounds painful!
Dentist : Don't worry. I've done this . . . once before. [ Huh? ] Nah, just relax.
Patient : Wait! Aren't you suppose to give me something to dull the pain?
Dentist : Uh, chicken. Oh yeah. I almost forgot. We can either use a local anesthetic or nitrous oxide . . . laughing gas. . . to minimize the discomfort you might feel. Or you can just grin and bear it.
Patient : Nah, Nah, nah! Put me under! [ I thought so. ] I can't stand pain, and I'd rather not be aware of what's going on. And, if I need a filling, can I get one that looks like my other teeth?
Patient : Okay, well whatever. Let's get it over with.
Dentist : Okay, pleasant dreams. Drill please.
Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations.