Last week, the trailer for Spider-Man: Far from Home dropped. One of the most anticipated movies of 2019, the trailer showed that the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man would be going on a journey that made him a stranger in a strange (or dare we say “Mysterio-us”?) land.

But a couple weeks before, the star Zendaya tweeted about her own strange journey of having her wisdom teeth removed. The two announcements have a notable amount in common.

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How Wisdom Teeth Extraction Is Like Mysterio

The greatest reveal in the Spider-Man trailer is the reveal that the movie would include the villain Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Mysterio is one of the Marvel Universe’s leading illusionists. In most storylines, Mysterio is not a wizard like Dr. Strange or a telepath like Emma Frost, but a practical effects man, Quentin Beck. Beck uses his technical expertise to create illusions that seem so real, they can fool anyone, even Spider-Man, despite his amazing senses.

Mysterio is also one of Spider-Man’s oldest adversaries, appearing first in The Amazing Spider-Man #13, though his handiwork was visible as early as Amazing Spider-Man #2.

This is all well and good, you might say, but how is that like wisdom teeth extraction? Simple: for many people, wisdom teeth extraction is their first exposure to sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can help many people overcome anxiety about wisdom teeth extraction, but it can also help prevent or reduce discomfort as part of the procedure.

And it can have many side effects, causing people to see or think about the world differently. In this modern world, smartphones mean everyone can record video all the time. We have many videos showing people after extraction. Zendaya also shared her experience thinking and feeling altered by medication. Although she didn’t encounter any elemental foes on her way, she did see a strange world in the videos she posted to Instagram.

Looking for a Comfortable Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

Many people are like Zendaya, who started posting about her wisdom tooth extraction 9 hours before the procedure. They worry about it. They think it’s going to be a terrible experience. However, the truth is that it’s a modern dental procedure that is not particularly painful. This is especially true if you have your wisdom teeth removed when you are young and the teeth aren’t fully developed. The anxiety is often the worst part.

At Doolin-Haddad Advanced Dentistry, we don’t offer IV sedation dentistry, but we do perform oral minimal sedation dentistry. You will take a pill that will help you feel relaxed and anxiety-free before your dental procedure. This can help no matter what procedure is making you anxious, whether it’s an extraction, root canal therapy, or even just a routine checkup and cleaning.

Our office is also very different from most dental offices you’ve probably visited. We work hard to make you feel comfortable and welcome. You will understand your procedure completely, and this can often help you to avoid anxiety. Plus, you’ll appreciate our expertise and gentle touch.

To learn more about the benefits of oral surgery and other procedures at Doolin-Haddad Advanced Dentistry, please call (248) 656-2020 today for an appointment with one of our expert dentists.