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Are you scared of the dentist.( Updated again )

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AnnMarieG

AnnMarieG Report 26 Feb 2013 12:26

Last visit today, 4 teeth out, 1 filling. now all done.new 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

OneFootInTheGrave

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

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

*$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 )




SpanishEyes

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

\bridget

Elizabeth2469049

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.

*$parkling $andie*

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

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