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Post Reply Are you afraid of the dentist, and what have you had done?
Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
uhhh.. haven't been since the time i had to wear braces. frankly, i reckon my teeth are fine and i take good enough care of them.
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Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
Really afraid

When I was younger I had really poor dental hygiene and constantly had cavities, I would go bi-yearly and I think once I had as many as 9 cavities they needed to fill. On one or two occasions the cavity was massive and I had quite a large amount of the tooth taken out, luckily no root canal needed to be done. Finally got my act together in high school and started brushing and flossing daily, when I started college I cut out sodas from my diet almost entirely which helped a lot out too. But at this point all of the work I needed done as a child has scarred me, now when it comes up that I do need work done (thankfully not often), I will opt for the Nitrous, and on one occasion I had to take Xanax, just to deal with the stress.
Posted 9/13/15

severticas wrote:

uhhh.. haven't been since the time i had to wear braces. frankly, i reckon my teeth are fine and i take good enough care of them.


Ah, i knew there was a reason why i woke up this morning with a tooth ache. It was you freakin show off T_T now my gums are jealous
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Posted 9/13/15
Got a tooth pulled about a year ago, other than the shots to the gums everything else was fine. I like how when dealing with a dentist you are in and out quickly (at least through my experiences). Doctors appointments, checkups, and physicals on the other hand can last a lifetime.
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Posted 9/13/15
Nah, never really found a reason to fear the dentist.
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Posted 9/13/15
I was never afraid of the dentist, but between the dentist, and oral surgery. It doesn't bother me.

At work, I cracked my upper tooth and chipped the bottom tooth, where the nerve was exposed. The bottom tooth, got filled, so that was fine. The upper tooth was a lost cause, and that had to get pulled. Oral surgery pulled it, and had to drill up into the bone, to put the implant in.

Once that was done, they put the implant in, which pretty much screwed into the bone, where they made the hole. Then they closed the gum, to let it heal for a few months. After all that was done, I was finally able to get a post, and a fake tooth put in it, which unfortunately, happen to fail in less than a year.

Had to go back to oral surgery, to see if the implant failed, or if it was the post that attached to the implant. Fortunately it was the post that failed. If the implant failed, I would have to unscrew the implant, and I think regraft some bone, and let it heal, and start over again.

So the dentist, had to use a dremel like tool, and also small dentist pliers, and a puller thing, to brake the fake tooth, off the post. The post was removed, and put something in the implant, and let it heal again. After a couple of weeks, I had a new post and a new fake tooth put it.

In this whole process, I was only ever numbed, when my tooth was pulled, and when the first post was put in. The second post, I wasn't numbed up, but just dealt with the pain. Now a year later, all is still good with it.
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Posted 9/13/15
I once had a tooth pulled that tore out a chunk of my jawbone with it. I still have the tooth lying around somewhere, but I kept coming out of the sedation they put me under because it hurt so bad.
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Posted 9/13/15
I was never scared of the dentist. Actually during my recent visits my dentist would give me a mirror so I can watch
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Posted 9/23/15
I was not satisfied with the dentist in Oakville where we were staying earlier. Now we have shifted to Burlington and I have never had a problem in visiting my new dentist Dr. Sam Gupta. He is really a pretty cool guy and the atmosphere in the clinic also made me comfortable. I’m 21 years old and now having invisalign braces and so far everything is going well.
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Posted 9/23/15
This post made me cringe, because just yesterday I took my brother in to get a tooth removed and he had a horrible experience. Said he felt the entire procedure. :(

Luckily, I've always had fairly healthy teeth so I've never had any horror stories of my own. The dentist I go to is nice, but I don't think I'll ever LIKE going.
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Posted 9/23/15

YayForKittens wrote:



Luckily, I've always had fairly healthy teeth so I've never had any horror stories of my own. The dentist I go to is nice, but I don't think I'll ever LIKE going.



Your lucky. The last dentist i went to was a giant SOB that had a ego the size of texas. Just walked out on him.
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Posted 9/23/15
I've never been bothered by going to the dentist. I did have my wisdom teeth taken out (wasn't enough free space in my mouth for them, so removal was recommended).

I've never had a cavity, so no fillings or anything.

It does surprise me that so many people younger than me are posting about fillings.. I figured since they add fluoride to water now they'd be less common.
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Posted 9/23/15
I've had them drilling into my teeth before where the numbing agent wore off because they wait to late. That was the last time I went to that Dentist.
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