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Are you scared of the dentist.( Updated again )

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*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 27 Apr 2013 18:23

I think my last post has disappeared into the back hole !


Elizabeth2469049 Report 27 Apr 2013 15:50

I think many of you must have been traumatised by the awfulness of childhood visits to the dentist, which were very dreadful in the days before painkilling injections. . These days drilling is nothing worse than uncomfortable and it is worth having regular checkups just to be sure any problems can be dealt with before they get too bad.


SpanishEyes Report 27 Apr 2013 15:20

Just reading about going to the Dentist made my hair stand up!
Until I was in my twenties I was fine but then I became terrified but cannot recall why!!!

I have 6 broken teeth but as they do not hurt I do not worry. Last one took my whole filling out,

I feel dizzy even writing this

:-( :-( :-( :-S


*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 26 Feb 2013 14:27

Glad that some of you have success with your dentists :-D

Big smile shows good teeth ;-)

There is nothing to be worried about..really...I'm not related to a dentist in any way .

Dau's teeth were a bit uneven and I spent many apts at dentist and hosp to sort it.
She fainted on one apt when I wasn't with her !! ( She was over 18 at that time )


AnnMarieG Report 26 Feb 2013 13:42

OneFootInThe Grave, I know exactly how you feel.I have had so much done by terrible dentists over the last 60yrs that I am so so glad I have at long last found one who is so nice.He and all his staff made me feel very at ease and although I was really scared today I am so glad I plucked up the courage to go.I really feel as though a weight has been lifted of my shoulders and I know that might sound funny to some but I have had years of crowns falling off at inconvenient times, pain when they did and of course back to the dentists again.I know false teeth arent the best option ( I still have most of my own lol) but at least it is for me. I hope one day you will be able to do what I have done, I'm sure when the time is right for you, you will do it. Best wishes :-D :-D


OneFootInTheGrave Report 26 Feb 2013 13:09

Well done AnnMarieG, I wish I had your courage, I am terrified to set foot in a dentists surgery.

In 1975 I had a very bad car crash and my top and bottom jaws were fractured in several places and had to be pinned. In 1980 I had very bad toothache which was traced to one of my lower molars, the dentist decided to extract it, a few hours later when the numbness had worn off I was in terrible pain and went to the local A & E, an x-ray showed that one of the old fractures had re-fractured.

I have never set foot in a dentists surgery since, I resort to pain killers and hot tea bags when I get toothache :-(


AnnMarieG Report 26 Feb 2013 12:26

Last visit today, 4 teeth out, 1 filling. now all dentures all in. Thank goodness its all over for now at least but because this dentist and his nurses and the girls on reception are so very nice and friendly and make you fel so much at ease I know I will go back again. Thank you all for your great comments. :-D :-D :-D


AnnMarieG Report 30 Jan 2013 17:40

Barbinsglos, sending positive thoughts for your nephew that all goes well for his laser treatment and chemo.(he's proberly had it by now though)
Had my deep clean yesterday and the hygenists was soooo nice and it wasnt too bad.!!! bit sore today though but I feel a big woos after hearing what your nephew is going through.
Got to go for impresions next week and week after have 4 out.

I dont know how I got a tooth in the roof of my mouth either . :-( :-S :-S :-S :-S


BarbinSGlos Report 19 Jan 2013 13:48

If I may AnnMarie, a little update on my nephew. He had the 10 teeth out yesterday using injections. My toes have curled up just typing. Laser treatment and chemo next week.
I am beginning to feel like a complete wimp being so afraid to go.

Still trying to fathom out how a tooth can grow in the roof of one's mouth :-S


AnnMarieG Report 19 Jan 2013 13:22

Jean, I'm not a one off are at least two of us.haha. :-D :-D


Jean Report 19 Jan 2013 01:56

AnnMarieG. the tooth i had removed from the roof of my mouth, was only found when i was 26yrs old. after having xrays taken before i had wisdom teeth removed. i had that done under a g.a. thankgod. things that happen to you as a child leave you in fear the rest of your life.


AnnMarieG Report 18 Jan 2013 10:55

Jean, I'm the same as you. my fear started in infant school when i had to have a tooth out from the middle of the roof of my mouth. the dentist yanked it out without numbing it.(always knew I was a bit strange to have a tooth growing there !!!!) ;-)

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 18 Jan 2013 01:53

I'm in the minority then !

I'd rather go to the dentist than the hairdressers.

Yes I had filings done with the school dentist without an injection.Just grin and bare it !

Mersey, glad your visit sorted a health problem for you :)


LadyScozz Report 18 Jan 2013 01:28

I don't like going to the dentist, but make myself do it every 6 months.

I make sure I get the usual dentist.

A few years ago my dentist was ill, so a "temp" dentist was there.

He didn't read my notes and gave me a jab with stuff I'm allergic to.

Thank goodness my doctor's surgery was next door. I spent three hours in the doctors, getting blood pressure taken every 5 minutes.

I reported the idiot to the Dental Association, he was told to write me a letter of apology. He did......... stating I should have understood that HE was nervous because it was his first week as a dentist! I sent a copy of that letter to the Association. I told them he should be severely reprimanded, maybe next time he doesn't read a patient's notes he could kill them.

If you don't get your regular dentist, make sure the temp reads your notes!!

I guess that little story will make people even more scared :-(


Jean Report 17 Jan 2013 23:29

my fear of the dentist, dates back to the school clinic. filling done without being numbed. they refused to see me as i could not keep still in the chair. didnt see a dentist for many years, untill after i had my first child. have allways gone for check ups since, but i still hate it. the dread of having false teeth makes me go. have to have deep a clean done at the end of the month. have bought a sonic toothbrush in the hope i dont have to have it done. have been told they clean under your gums, and isnt very nice. just typing about it makes me cringe......


AnnMarieG Report 17 Jan 2013 21:41

Mersey, glad its not just me then ;-) ;-) ;-)


Mersey Report 17 Jan 2013 20:36

Mines slightly younger......I think ;-)


AnnMarieG Report 17 Jan 2013 20:28

Mersey, this new dentist is quite dishy he is proberly about the same age as my grandchildren!!!!!!!


AnnMarieG Report 17 Jan 2013 20:25

Barbinsglos ,bad dentists have really been the bane of my life.I have had crowns on my front teeth since I was 16. Had lots of problems with them over the years, now have 1 crown, 3 teeth on a bridge and dentures so a real mis match.the bridge are the ones that are coming out.hopefully things will be a lot better after all this is done. :-)


Mersey Report 17 Jan 2013 19:46

Ann Marie I literally detested the dentist.....I have to admit I hadnt been over a year and last year I want because I new I needed something done....

I was scared rigid, and my dentist knew this, after a checkup and a few xrays he told me he had found a lump on the roof of my mouth I never knew was there, anyways he talked me through it and I was transferred to St Helens Oral surgery(Fantastic they were).....I was told there it could be cancer but I would have to have an operation to take the lump , ....Cut along story short, I eventually had to have 2 ops because they could not get it all and because where it was, right next to my nasal cavity.....Well Im glad to say it was a deep rooted cyst and yes it was uncomfortable and I thank my dentist for his noticing.......I never miss an appointment now and never will.....

I totally understand you being scared and fearful but its always better to go for checkups and maybe have a talk and tell your dentist or nurse your fears.....its amazing how they understand.......Please believe me I was a total wuss, a proper scaredy cat....

Im totall over my fear and to be honest my dentist is quite dishy lol :-D :-D :-D