I'm scared of the dentist

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    Nov 04, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    I'm having two fillings today. I'm dreading it. I stay away from sugar and look after my diet but I still have to have to fillings. Booohooo. I don't want to go.

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    Nov 04, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    Do you floss/water pik??
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    I do everything. Floss, brush and use those interdental thingies.
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidI do everything. Floss, brush and use those interdental thingies.

    ... dunno what you need to do then... but you do have my sympathies... i loathe visiting the dentist too.

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    Nov 04, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    he's British...

    he's lucky he has teeth at all.

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    Nov 04, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    I just had a root canal last week and will be going back next monday to have that whole process completed. Also have to get one of my wisdom teeth extracted since the damn thing broke in half icon_cry.gif .

    Do really hate the dentist, just hate the sounds of the drills, the smell of your tooth when he's drilling, and the needle that they use to inject the novacaine into your gums. Other then that, my dentist is really good.
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    Nov 04, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    Call me masochistic....but I actually look forward to my dental visits - twice a year checkups basically. Although I did have 'the dreaded root canal' done a few months ago and the pain is way over-exaggerated. When it was finished I actually went back to work and was amazed at the reactions I got at the office....it was almost as if I was supposed to be laid up at home on the sofa moaning and groaning for sweet death to come take me away from my oral misery.

    Probably more mental than anything. Now if I could just think about spiders in the same way...ugh!
    Happy drilling, 'rhg'!!!
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    Nov 04, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    i love the dentist also! never had a cavity or any kind of problems with my teeth! Just lucky I guess.
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    Nov 04, 2008 6:10 PM GMT
    I love going to the dentist. My teeth always feel so clean afterwards. And the dentist and dental hygienist say I have wonderful teeth and gums. I glow inwardly from their praise.

    Last time I had cavities (two in total) Jimmy Carter was President.
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    Nov 04, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidYou're all a bunch of big babies.


    lol :=)

    I remember last year, I was soooo proud of not going to dentist for 12 years, he smiiiiled and said.." well now we meet each other 4x for each quadrant ". I got all amalgan fillings removed at the same time which I am really glad I did. I remember being in the States hearing all the patients talk in Mickey Mouse voice, you guys are having FUN at the dentist, we do not get the space commander gas here..
  • ShawnTX

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    I love going to the dentist, it's so relaxing like a massage. I've never had cavities or any other dental issues, so I'd probably have a different opinion if I did.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    My Dentist gets annoyed at me because I fall asleep in the chair.

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    I love going to the dentist, getting a good dental cleaning... last time I was at the office my dentist stuck his hand in my mouth to feel my gums in the back... he couldn't get his hand out, it was very odd icon_lol.gif
  • DuggerPDX

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    I used to be scared to death of the dentist as well. Very bad childhood experiences, I think my dentist went to the Nazi school of dentistry, and I had broken a couple of front teeth which required a lot of work. Over the years I have bounced from one dentist to another until a couple of years ago I found a great guy. He just redid four fillings, two front crowns and did some veneers which gave me a great smile now, it's amazing how much this has changed how much I smile now. I think the key is to keep looking until you find a dentist who you are comfortable with, it worked for me.
  • TexanMan82

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    I take immaculate care of my teeth. I floss religiously and they've always been strangely white and straight. I've never had braces and every dentist and hygienist have marveled at my teeth.

    Needless to say, I enjoy going for a bit of an ego boost. icon_lol.gif

    I'm very lucky.
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    Nov 04, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidhe's British...

    he's lucky he has teeth at all.

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    Indeed he is!

    But then, I can also get his fear a little, I've heard of english dentists there fcking scary!!!!

    I like my dentist though, shes lovely, big smile, very pretty, pushes her breasts into me, its all lovely! icon_biggrin.gif
  • GQjock

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    Nov 04, 2008 8:48 PM GMT
    Oh crap.....

    I've had more dental work than most third world countries

    buck up .... and take it like a Man icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 04, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    Well, it wasn't so bad after all.

    I can see how people get addicted to Novocaine, it's lovely.

    And now I have lovely looking teeth.

    Thanks for the sympathy.... and the British teeth jokes, how original.
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    Nov 04, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidI'm having two fillings today. I'm dreading it. I stay away from sugar and look after my diet but I still have to have to fillings. Booohooo. I don't want to go.

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    i'm scared of the optometrist.
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    Nov 04, 2008 10:20 PM GMT
    There are genetic qualities at work as well - I inherited my Dad's cavity prone teeth, and as a kid I had a ton of fillings. Thankfully modern care has helped mitigate that, but I've got a fortune in my mouth.

    My siblings, who practiced the same care I did, inherited my mom's hard teeth.

    It's a real blessing to live in a time of modern dentistry (and the fluoride treatments, etc, that help us all have better, healthier teeth.)

    It's good to remember that healthy teeth and gums can spare you a lot of other illness - not to mention later pain as they get worse. So keep up the good work!
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    Nov 04, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    Can you imagine what it would be like without Novocaine?
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    Nov 04, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidCan you imagine what it would be like without Novocaine?


    I don't need to imagine, I already know, I'm mortally afraid of needles, to the point where I have to scream at my self to get one.. well, in the first round the bitch didn't give me enough and it wore off to soon, but I was so freaked out byt the first needle I couldn't handle another so I suffered through the pain.

    Its not nearly as bad as you think, its tolerable, but its a really deep sort of pain.
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    Nov 05, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    I go to the dentist on wednesday afternoon and I am always a nervous wreck!
    I don't enjoy going and always get that speech about "visiting 2X a year"...when I do go once a year. I am a big pussy about it ....I get gas for a cleaning and I get both gas and Novocaine for a filling. My dentist is truly great and so pateint with me. I got lucky when I found him. He is a dental professor at Ohio State University and is the professor that all the dental students want as their advisor.....He is a super nice guy too, and a bit of a sarcastic smartass! We get along great. After all I have been through...needles are the least of my worries.....
    As a child my dentist didn't have gas and didn't believe in using Novocaine...so I had several large fillings worked on without any, until I bit him so hard I crushed his knuckle! He had his partner finish me off...with Novocaine, and he went to the hospital. He retired from practice shortly after that incident....bastard was the source of many of my nightmares about the dentist, even to this day!icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 05, 2008 12:35 AM GMT

    I have such a phobia of injections (and dental injections in particular) that my heart will literally stop. I can handle the pain of filling small cavities without anesthetic, but anything more serious means I have to be put to sleep. It's kind of a production and it's very expensive, but it beats cardiac arrest.

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    Nov 05, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    danielryan saidi love the dentist also! never had a cavity or any kind of problems with my teeth! Just lucky I guess.


    Same here! no cavities ever. i actually look forward to going to the dentist