Fear of the dentist

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Hi everyone. I'm currently doing a project on the prevalence of dental phobia. I find it quite interesting that even some dentists are scared of going to the dentist. I have set up a survey asking your thoughts on dental phobia. Please could you fill it in if you have the time?

It's 9 multiple choice questions, and information given is anonymous

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FNBQR9D
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(Original post by Peanut247)
Hi everyone. I'm currently doing a project on the prevalence of dental phobia. I find it quite interesting that even some dentists are scared of going to the dentist. I have set up a survey asking your thoughts on dental phobia. Please could you fill it in if you have the time?

It's 9 multiple choice questions, and information given is anonymous

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FNBQR9D
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As a dental student I find it interesting too.

Done the survey for you.
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I'm very scared of the dentist, done.
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Why wouldn't anyone be frightened of the dentist, FFS? It HURTS!
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I once hit a dentist in the face when they stabbed me in the mouth with a sharp metal thing

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As a dental student I find it interesting too.

Done the survey for you.
Thank you! I appreciate it! It's great I'm getting a wide range of people completing the survey. I'd love you get your opinion in more depth for my EPQ as a dental student. If you have the time, pop me a PM
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Why wouldn't anyone be frightened of the dentist, FFS? It HURTS!

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I'm very scared of the dentist, done.
I second that. It's so interesting to see that the majority of people do have dental phobia to an extent, but we deal with it for the sake of our oral health.
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I once hit a dentist in the face when they stabbed me in the mouth with a sharp metal thing

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Haha! I've love an account of what happened! Did they not anesthetize you?!
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I once hit a dentist in the face when they stabbed me in the mouth with a sharp metal thing
That's their job!

"Dental phobia" as an 'illness' makes as much sense as "wild mad dog phobia" or "being run down when running across the M25 phobia".
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It's okay, dental phobic people. I'm scared of having impressions taken of my upper jaw. :hugs:

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Why wouldn't anyone be frightened of the dentist, FFS? It HURTS!
Find a new dentist lol, shouldn't hurt one bit apart from the obvious anaesthetic needle .
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Find a new dentist lol, shouldn't hurt one bit apart from the obvious anaesthetic needle .
I've had a few over the years - no difference. All psycho sadists, the lot of them.
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Done. Used to be very scared,now not really at all. All I was scared of was the needle, but I've gotten over my fear so really there's nothing for me to worry about. Don't get me wrong I still get sweaty palms before I go in, but it's more the unknown and the prospect of shelling out £100's!
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I've had a few over the years - no difference. All psycho sadists, the lot of them.
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Thank you! I appreciate it! It's great I'm getting a wide range of people completing the survey. I'd love you get your opinion in more depth for my EPQ as a dental student. If you have the time, pop me a PM
You can PM me with what you want to ask, I'll reply later on.
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What did others value the molar at? I had my wisdom teeth removed outside the UK, I didn't pay for it but the operation was meant to be at a significant cost.
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What did others value the molar at? I had my wisdom teeth removed outside the UK, I didn't pay for it but the operation was meant to be at a significant cost.
What the question is asking is if someone paid you x amount of money for your fully healthy fully functional molar tooth, how much would you sell it to them for? It is essentially finding out how much you value your teeth

In my opinion it would be priceless!
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What the question is asking is if someone paid you x amount of money for your fully healthy fully functional molar tooth, how much would you sell it to them for? It is essentially finding out how much you value your teeth

In my opinion it would be priceless!
Well considering I've had my wisdom teeth out anyway, I definitely wouldn't value them as priceless, the video of me after having them out though, that's priceless.
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(Original post by Peanut247)
Haha! I've love an account of what happened! Did they not anesthetize you?!
(Original post by Simes)
That's their job!

"Dental phobia" as an 'illness' makes as much sense as "wild mad dog phobia" or "being run down when running across the M25 phobia".
I'm not actually afraid of the dentist. She was just bad at her job

I never had any problems before. She had a metal thing in my mouth and was stabbing me with it to 'check my gums'. I told her it was sharp and hurt but she was like "no it's not, it's round". "Round" my arse. She gave my gums one big stab and my arm just flew at her by itself and hit her in the face. She looked really mad and said "well, we won't be doing that again" and then stormed out the room leaving it to the dental assistant.

The assistant was nice and gental

I only had to see this bad dentist once because she left not long after, she was new to the practise too.
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