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Old 06-09-2006, 06:07 AM   #1
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I Did It!!!! :)

I DID IT.......... l had my tooth removed this morning years of pain and fear for nothing honestly it was nothing!! I wasnt sedated or nor did l have any pills to calm me l am proud as punch!! it took approx 8 mins from start to finish that included freezing me l had no reaction to epi she injected slowly l admit l had tears pouring down my face when l got in the chair but l think that was because when l got there they said my appointment wasnt until next week and if anyones read my few posts here well my appointment has been cancelled a few times in the past and l thought its an omen something bads going to happen l wasnt meant to have this out just yet.. and l got upset at that.. but hey anyone here who is scared honestly l am telling the truth....... DONT BE!! if l can do it anyone can l even brought my tooth home its massive lol l cant believe l suffered when all it took was approx 8 minutes to deal with it under 2 mins of that was taking it out!! I am so pleased with myself thank you to all those who responded in the past have a nice weekend xxx

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Old 06-09-2006, 08:55 AM   #2
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

congrats, why did you have a yanked though. are you gonna get a replacement?

 
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:12 AM   #3
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

Hi and thanks l had a filling and it dropped out and l left it for 2 years it was too far gone to save and no guarantee it could be saved.. come along way to today dentists sick cancelled appnts etc but ive done it im so proud of myself l go back in 2 weeks time as l need 2 fillings but the teeth that need the fillings are packed right up together l cant even floss between them so she says she might have to remove one to get to the other ...... lve done it once l know what to expect and all that fear was a total waste of time and suffering, have a nice weekend x

 
Old 06-09-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

No no replacement its at the back it wont be missed

 
Old 07-12-2006, 10:57 AM   #5
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

Okay - i'm in the same boat. I need a tooth pulled - actually, it's a post that has decayed. I went to oral surgeon once and had a panic attack and left. I'm going to a different dr. ina few weeks. What can i expect? I have white coat syndrome so bad. Do they take your blood pressure when you go to oral surgeon to have tooth pulled. I will not be put under.
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:25 PM   #6
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

I remember going two years ago for a root canal (my first) and was scare to death. I can get heart paps with the novocaine and it's scary...I told the doctor and he explain everything he was doing step by step. He was just great, he told me it was normal for the heart to race for a few mintues and said he even gets it. The root canal went smooth and I would not be scare to have another one.
Last week I broke a tooth, after x rays, it will have to come out, just broken to bad, so I opted for a implant.
It's a few weeks for my appt. since I'm not in pain and they are busy.
But Here I am again nervous... Not so much about the yanking part but the implant.
I really like my family dentist and family doctor but they just don't do much anymore. So you get shipped out to a specialist. A doctor you have no relationship with and it's scary!

Cyndi, tell the doctor you are scare and they will help you to calm down even if it's just talking. Most dentist I find are gentle people.
AND Remember to breathe!
Number one reason for a anxiety attack is holding your breath! I also try and get a song stuck in my head and sing it over and over (to myself !
Will let you know if it works again

 
Old 07-13-2006, 03:54 AM   #7
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

Hi there try some relaxation exercises breathing etc take a paper bag if you have to .......... when its out you will wonder why you were scared!! HONEST!! its easier having a tooth out and quicker than getting fillings!! I have white coat too noone took my pressure etc never have at dentists just go in and think this pain will soon be over ..... mine was horrendous thats what give me the courage and after she had took it out l was totally amazed how quick it was!! Good luck x

 
Old 07-13-2006, 05:51 AM   #8
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

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Originally Posted by cyndi627
Okay - i'm in the same boat. I need a tooth pulled - actually, it's a post that has decayed. I went to oral surgeon once and had a panic attack and left. I'm going to a different dr. ina few weeks. What can i expect? I have white coat syndrome so bad. Do they take your blood pressure when you go to oral surgeon to have tooth pulled. I will not be put under.
Thanks
HI cyndi627................One thing to say..........it is not as bad as you think........mental state of mind...that is why dentists offer gas..takes the edge off and you litteraly don't care what they are doing. Trust me, there are worst things to panic about, but I totally understand. My fear got me no where, except getting dentures at 43, because I would not go tothe dentist until the very last moment, which is the worse thing you can do! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ask for laughing gas.

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Old 07-22-2006, 08:29 AM   #9
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I'm 27 years old and just yesterday I went in for an extraction of a wisdom tooth in my lower jaw. I was terrified, really I was, especially once I got in the chair and the surgeon told me the tooth did have to be removed. (It was causing me pain cause it was trying to come out but was stuck halfway under bone.) But three shots and less then five minutes later, the tooth was out, and I didn't have to have any bone removal or drilling.
Today it still hurts a little, but the bleeding has stopped and I can move my jaw pretty well.
All in all, as long as you go to the RIGHT person, you shouldn't be worried about dental procedures. Believe me, I'm pretty nervous even about fillings...not too long ago I had to have a root canal and the endodontist was such an expert that I was actually falling asleep in the chair while he was doing the procedure. After the numbness wore off I had NO pain with that root canal.
An extraction creates more trauma to the jaw, but the less they have to do to get the tooth out, the better. Post-operatively, it is imperative one follows all advice and takes the antibiotic. Not doing so is why I think so many people suffer with dry sockets or infection, because either they don't take the medicine properly or try to eat solids too quickly. Just force yourself to do everything in the instruction booklet the oral surgeon gives you and take extra special care of your wound. (Remember that your body has just suffered an immense amount of trauma to the jaw...after all a tooth has been YANKED OUT. The severity varies, but I think some people take it too lightly and that's why they suffer for it.)
Eating is very important too, even if all you can get down is liquids, try to drink juices with vitamins or eat yogurt, jello, oatmeal, etc. This keeps the nutrition coming so you can HEAL FASTER. Even if when you eat you experience some pain, just deal with it. You'll be glad you did when you realize that only a few days later the tooth extraction site doesn't hurt anymore and is doing well because you ate properly. (And drink lots of water, bleeding can cause dehydration and make you feel lousy.)
This is all my personal advice and I'm no doctor, so be sure if you have any concerns to speak with your doctor before doing anything. But I hope I can be of some service with this advice.
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:27 PM   #10
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Re: I Did It!!!! :)

Thanks everyone - my new appt. is August 2 with a different oral surgeon so we'll see. I'll let you all know how i make out.
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