Why the heck do dentists talk to you, or ask you questions as they have your mouth open, and they’re digging around in it? My dentist had an entire conversation with me, and nearly succeeded, even though I never once said anything back to her. Just some random gurgle and grunts.
The word “numb” has got to be the worst word for it’s meaning.
Because when your mouth is numb, it’s nearly impossible to inform people that your mouth is numb. The word alone doesn’t translate. You just end up sounding like some kind of monster from the goonies.