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Old 01-02-2016, 12:44 AM
 
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Does anyone have severe anxiety about having dental work done? I always feel like I'm drowning when they spray water in my mouth, I start to panic at times and the dentist probably thinks that I'm crazy! Does this happen to anyone else?
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:32 AM
 
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I had dental phobia dating back to my childhood in England where the normal procedure was to gas you into unconsciousness to do whatever procedure was required. Throughout my life dental problems always ended with an extraction, it was a joyous day when they finally pulled that last tooth as it was the end of my dental phobias.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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Does anyone have severe anxiety about having dental work done? I always feel like I'm drowning when they spray water in my mouth, I start to panic at times and the dentist probably thinks that I'm crazy! Does this happen to anyone else?

Family members and friends have it. Talking to them about it - it seems to stem from over treatment, misdiagnosis', dentists taking phone calls re: their vacations while doing a root canal (and breaking off a reamer), dentists not waiting until the lido cane takes effect, dentists over drilling and causing root canals - I think their phobias are justified!
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Old 01-02-2016, 01:14 PM
 
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Many people suffer from acute dental phobia. Perhaps a pre-med to relax you or nitrous oxide will help
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:08 PM
 
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Thanks for everyone's advice, I have to get a check-up soon and I'm getting really nervous about it.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:22 PM
 
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If you're that nervous look up sedation dentistry.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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I had a major dental phobia - I would break out in a cold sweat just entering the rooms, I've run out before, etc.


I went to a specialist dentist


they talked everything through and 100% guaranteed it wouldn't hurt


It didn't


they cured my phobia
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:08 PM
 
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If you're that nervous look up sedation dentistry.
This. Just get sedation. Very simple solution.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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This. Just get sedation. Very simple solution.
But sedation doesn't help one make the appointment - lol
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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But sedation doesn't help one make the appointment - lol
Sometimes they can give an anxiety pill to take the night before and/or the morning of. But at some point you gotta put on your big boy/girl pants and act like an adult and take responsibility for yourself. Nobody is going to hold you down and force you to have treatment. This is elective and you have to make a choice. Nobody else can make that choice for you when you're an adult.
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