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Are you scared of the dentist.( Updated again )

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AnnMarieG

AnnMarieG Report 17 Jan 2013 15:12

Thank you all so much for your posts.
Dentist seen today and he was so, so nice. I explained how I felt and he couldnt have been any nicer.I have to have 3 out after seeing the hygenist for a really good clean up.(Dreading that ) but feel so much better at having braved it at last.
Janet, did treat myself today after going, not with a cream cake but with 2 new hand towels!!!!!!!I really do know how to live dont I. much better than cake for my expanding waist line.lol.
Thank you all for your encouragement and comments. :-) :-) :-)
:-D :-D :-D This will be after all my appointments.lol.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Jan 2013 15:26

Ooh Barb, your poor nephew, that is such a painful cancer I believe. And then to also have to have ten teeth out. Poor man.


Anne Marie, well done, it sounds as though the dentist will look after you well.

AnnMarieG

AnnMarieG Report 17 Jan 2013 15:30

Thank you AnninGlos. :-) :-)
Sorry Barb, meant to say how sorry i was for your poor nephew. What was I moaning about. :-(

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 17 Jan 2013 15:43

Thanks for your kind words :-)

After bad dentists and abcesses etc I have only got 4 teeth of my own and 3 are loose. But not going just yet. But with my dentures ( sh dont tell anyone) I have the best of smiles LOL

Janet

Janet Report 17 Jan 2013 17:07

Glad you got through your appointment ok AnnMarie,.... the towels will last longer than the cream cake-j

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 17 Jan 2013 18:30

yes *shakes*

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 17 Jan 2013 19:32

Glad it went well AnnMarie..... :-D

Mersey

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

AnnMarieG

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. :-)

AnnMarieG

AnnMarieG Report 17 Jan 2013 20:28

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

Mersey

Mersey Report 17 Jan 2013 20:36

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

AnnMarieG

AnnMarieG Report 17 Jan 2013 21:41

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

Jean

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......

LadyScozz

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 :-(

*$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 :)

AnnMarieG

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 !!!!) ;-)

Jean

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

AnnMarieG Report 19 Jan 2013 13:22

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

Barbinsglos

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

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