I have never heard of anyone looking forward to a trip to the dentist, let alone an appointment for oral surgery. But some things in life are unavoidable. For me, in order to take the next step in having my teeth straightened it was imperative my wisdom teeth be removed to make room for teeth shifting. I was referred to Canyon County Oral & Maxillofacial to get the job done.

I had no clue what was in store. I have had very little experience with anything dental. I asked friends and family what I should expect. Everyone seemed nervous for me. I guess having wisdom teeth removed isn't a walk in the park. Safe to say by the day of my appointment I was feeling more uneasy than anything else.

The team at Canyon County Oral did an excellent job of easing my nerves and assuaging any fears I had regarding the surgery and post care. The last thing I want is to screw up somehow and end up with an infection. I had so many questions, I knew I was making the appointment run long. But Jessica, the surgical assistant, just kept on answering every little thing. No judgment, no annoyance, just genuine concern in making sure I knew everything there is to know.

As for my oral surgeon, Nicholas A. Massoth, DMD, I knew I'd be in good hands. I'd looked up his credentials beforehand. 14 years of school and 15 more of experience to dig into my mouth is more than enough. He's also personable and kind and genuinely passionate about what he does. Before I knew it I was in sleepy land while he yanked the wisdom out of me in enamel form.

When I came to, I was worried I'd forgotten the answers to all the questions I'd asked. Thankfully they had a very detailed printout with all the post-care instructions ready for me. And they placated me through all my loopy ramblings until I was on my way home.

I'm not saying that having dental work done is something to do recreationally for fun, but if you have to get it done, Canyon County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is the place to go. I'm already feeling great and it's been less than 24 hours.