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Old 09-21-2003, 09:12 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

It's me that has had loads of dental problems for the past 3 years which has left me with a severe phobia. I had a root canal done in feb and it continued to hurt so i was referred to a specialist, he could see nothing wrong with the tooth but because it has a very large tempory filling this has caused problems with the gum around it and now I have a pocket there. This tooth has been hurting for months until I saw the specialist but now with only 2 weeks to go until I fly to the usa to get married my dentist wants to put a tempory crown on it. I just don't know what to do and it is driving me nuts, I wouls much rather wait until I get back from my trip but the dentist says it needs doing now for the health of the gum. I am terrified and instead of thinking of my wedding all i can think of is this tooth and the dreaded dentist. the tooth is the 1st upper pre molar. I am scared of haveing my tooth cut down, the crown coming of, just so many things. please help!

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Old 09-21-2003, 12:43 PM   #2
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Hi Maz,

first of all, ...DEEP BREATH, lol

First, it's perfectly normal to be nervous of any dental proceedure, especially the ones on areas of your mouth that are already in pain, I would 1st ask, how long you are expected to be in discomfort after the proceedure, (you want to be able to enjoy your special day) second, you might want to consider some form of sedation, if you are still that nervous, or you could get a second opinion, but if it were me, and it was still hurting and I had a chance to have it taken care of and not be in pain ant longer, then I would probably just do it, lol but you're not me, so, I would talk all of this through with whoever is supposed to do the proceedure, they need to know your fears and concerns before they can help you, ya know,

Thirdly, Congratulations! you're getting married! I hope you have a wonderfull wedding, and a painless proceedure

 
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Old 09-21-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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Thankyou so much for your reply, I know it makes sense to go ahead and have the treatment but my nerves are in shatters, i really can't put in to words the fear the dentist puts in to me. I am so looking foward to my wedding in Florida but I have this big cloud hanging over me at the moment which rather dampens the excitement. I know one thing though my other half has been wonderful with me ,he has put up with so much hassle from my teeth problems and takes time off work to go with me everytime so I really should do it for his sake.

Kind wishes

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Old 09-22-2003, 12:57 AM   #4
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Maz,
I know exactly what you are talking about, TRUST ME on this one lol
let's be honest here, having to go to the dentist for whatever reason usually is NOT fun, lol unless it's to get yourself out of pain, and even then we have to endure the proceedures to get out of that pain, ya know, lol,
Like I said, TALK TO THE DENTIST, lol one of the things that has always bothered me about the whole dentist/patient relationship thing, is that people have a hard time just being able to talk to the people in this field, ya know, when you go to your reg. doc, it's alot easier to just say "Hey, I'm really not feeling great about this, and to be honest it really sucks," lol I wish it could be the same with dentists, and so far from my experiences, alot, if not most of the time, they don't take the time to ask these questions of us, ya know, stuff like "Are you ok with this, what do YOU think, what can I do to make you less nervous, ?" if they would just TRY some of these I bet it would make a whole lot of people a lil less frightened,

sorry rambling...again,
anyhow that's my 2 cents worth lol I hope it all goes well,

 
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