(Closed) I wish I'd never gone to the dentist :(

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1210 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve had a deep cleaning (scaling and planing, or something like that), and it wasn’t bad at all. I hate the dentist needles more than anythning, and my dentist uses a numbing spray and has me close my eyes. It really doesnt hurt with the spray – ask if yours has something similar?

Post # 4
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel your pain. When I went to get my wisdom teeth out at 16 I drank a small cup of water in the morning before my appt. When I went in then said they couldn’t put me under because I had drinken water. So my alternative was to get 18 shots in my mouth to numb it (4 on each tooth and 2 on the roof) I almost cried when they told me, and the needles were huge! I was awake the entire time and felt the pulling and cruncing my teeth. They gave me no pain medicine after and said just take tylenol and I could go back to school that day. But I surived and you will too! Idk if that helped but just be happy it’s not 18 shots!!

Post # 5
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MsGinkgo:  Aw πŸ™ It won’t be as bad as you imagine!  My dentist puts a numbing agent on my gum before he does the injection and you can hardly feel it. Good luck, try not to think about it too much!

Post # 6
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I had my wisdom teeth removed last month and I was given local anesthesia vs being put to sleep. The surgeon gave me anxiety medication (can’t remember the name) and I took them an hour before. Worked wonders!

Post # 8
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I also went to the dentist today and now waiting to see when my gum graft surgery will be scheduled for.  I’m so scared.  They will actually be sedating me, not because the procedure will be bad, but because I am so panicked about it!  Ugh.  I feel sorry for both of us.  

Post # 9
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsGinkgo:  Can you go see a different dentist to make sure you need all of this work? 

I hate dentist and it took me four tries to find someone in my area that I trusted. I am now on the seacrh for a specialist in my area because the one my dentist referred to me to was full of crap!

However, if you are pretty sure that you really do need this done then I would highly suggest sipping on some peppermint or bedtime tea the night or morning before πŸ™‚ 

Also, sucking on a peppermint tea bags is supposed to help gum pain. It may not do anything for me to suck on it before the dentist but it does relax me and make me feel a little more secure. 


Post # 11
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsGinkgo:  Oh that is so stressful πŸ™ 

If you like and trust them then that is already a wonderful thing! I am sure it will go fast and that you will feel better when they are done πŸ™‚ 

Post # 12
4933 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would honestly get a second opinion. I had a ortho try to convince my parents that I needed my jaw broken and all this major reconstruction for my teeth. These people are in buisness to make money, sorry to say.

Post # 13
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m the same as you and I get panic attacks over going to the dentist and I cry when I sit in the chair.

last time I went they did the scaling and said because of my anxiety level they should freeze me.  they said I could try and do it just using the numbing cream first, then if it hurt they’d give me the needle.   I opted to do the cream and I was fine.   No needles needed.    

Try the cream first and see how it goes.   

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