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Old 03-12-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Ok, has anyone tried a sedation dentist. I think that's what they are called. Could you share your experience? Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Please don't go there...I can't take anyone funding more "HELLO...I'm Dr. Laura Greer" commercials. UGH!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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I'm curious too....
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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I know! I'm basically a big chicken and because I'm such a chicken, I need to know from someone firsthand how it was. One of my real concerns is do you feel "drugged". I hate the feeling when you get too much nitrous oxide etc. Is it truly pain free?? Really, I just wish they could knock me out like they do for surgeries and be done with it lol I do hope someone who's actually done it posts to let us know.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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Ok, has anyone tried a sedation dentist. I think that's what they are called. Could you share your experience? Thanks!
I do it, because I had a really bad experience with a Dentist when I was young. It took about 35+ years to get be back into a dentist chair. Fortunately I took really good care of my teeth and had few problems but I should not have let it go that long. Recently I had a cracked tooth and 3 fillings taken care of as well as a deep cleaning. I used Advanced Dentistry of Ballentyne for the first time. It was a great experience and never felt a twinge of pain. You are given a pill to take the morning of your appointment. You arrive and are given another pill, and after about 20 minutes you pretty much are out of it. I was kind of in and out, but mostly just out. I got a crown and 3 fillings and never felt a thing, they did 1 half of the deep cleaning and I went back for a second appointment to finish. The second time, I only did nitrous and it was fine. You are pretty woozy after the fact and they won't let you drive yourself home. I just went home and slept the rest of the afternoon and woke up fine without any pain at all.

I won't go for dental work any other way. Just know that insurance doesn't always cover the sedation part, so be aware and get all the pricing done up front.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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I was kind of in and out, but mostly just out.
Didn't you feel at all panicky when you were coming "in" and realizing where you were?

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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Didn't you feel at all panicky when you were coming "in" and realizing where you were?
Nah, you aren't really all that "in", mostly I was aware when they were repositioning the mouth piece they use to keep your mouth open. I was totally relaxed, and believe me, I get tourqued just sitting in the chair talking to the dentist. You get a good sleep through the thing, it isn't bad at all.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Going to the dentist doesn't really hurt. I have gotten tooth fillings done with no novacane although the only thing that kind of hurts for a few seconds is when he cleans the tooth out to prepare the filling.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Really, hmmmm well, call me super wimp then.... you must have some tough gums! Seriously, maybe you lack nerves in your teeth?? I've never heard of that.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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I have nerves I feel the pain but I can tolerate the pain. I think maybe letting my wisdom teeth grow in made me immune to pain lol. I remember getting my first filling back in high school and he used novacane on me and all that numbing stuff just made me want to pass out and plus I had to go home and go to bed just because it was making me nauseated soo unless he really has to I try to avoid anesthetics as much as I can.
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