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    I know I am an idiot. I live in Scotland and I have never visited a dentist. Right now my lower wisdom tooth is trying to come out but half of it is still under the gum and my top teeth basically bite the gum and it's swollen and sore. I am quite sure it's called pericoronitis. I am embarrassed to visit the dentist and I am not even registered. I am embarrassed because I think my teeth are bad. Plus too much of my lower teeth are exposed, and they hurt.
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    Not to scare you but sometimes wisdoms don't erupt properly so getting it checked out is a good idea.
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    I know I am an idiot. I live in Scotland and I have never visited a dentist. Right now my lower wisdom tooth is trying to come out but half of it is still under the gum and my top teeth basically bite the gum and it's swollen and sore. I am quite sure it's called pericoronitis. I am embarrassed to visit the dentist and I am not even registered. I am embarrassed because I think my teeth are bad. Plus too much of my lower teeth are exposed, and they hurt.

    So why else would you go to the dentist? To fit a set of tyres to your new car? It is the job of a dentist to sort out mankey teeth and give you advice on oral hygiene. When my wisdom tooth played up, it was one of the worst pain I ever experienced. However it took about an hour or so at the dentist to have it removed and thus cure the problem. I even went back to work after it and still got paid for the full shift.

    Which is worse:

    A bit of embarrassment
    A whole lot of physical pain for a very long time
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    (Original post by Laomedeia)
    So why else would you go to the dentist? To fit a set of tyres to your new car? It is the job of a dentist to sort out mankey teeth and give you advice on oral hygiene. When my wisdom tooth played up, it was one of the worst pain I ever experienced. However it took about an hour or so at the dentist to have it removed and thus cure the problem. I even went back to work after it and still got paid for the full shift.

    Which is worse:

    A bit of embarrassment
    A whole lot of physical pain for a very long time
    Niw that's what I call motivation. Cheers I have got an appointment for friday. I have a fear of dentists and my teeth are quite bad(atleast thats what I believe) so i could never get ovee the embarrasement andgather up the courage. But yeah hopefully I'll not miss the appointment
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    Not to scare you but sometimes wisdoms don't erupt properly so getting it checked out is a good idea.
    Thank you. Got registered today and got an appointment for friday. Although its a normal teeth checkup ill mention my wisdom tooth aswell
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thank you. Got registered today and got an appointment for friday. Although its a normal teeth checkup ill mention my wisdom tooth aswell
    If its your first appointment they should take an x ray to see how your teeth are doing (i had no clue i had wisdom teeth until my last x ray:P)
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    Niw that's what I call motivation. Cheers I have got an appointment for friday. I have a fear of dentists and my teeth are quite bad(atleast thats what I believe) so i could never get ovee the embarrasement andgather up the courage. But yeah hopefully I'll not miss the appointment
    Fear of dentists, doctors and hospitals is normal. However I remember the pain I was in. The toothache was actually more intense than the sting of any needle. In some way I was actually looking forward to it in the knowledge that once the anesthetic kicked in, my toothache would be over. Just a bit of soreness after. Haven't had any toothache or similar since.

    I also use an electric toothbrush (nothing really expensive), would never go back to a manual one as I feel they are much more effective.
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    Trust me, your teeth feel so much better once a dentist has cleaned them. It's got to the point where I actually look forward to going now.
    I also have wisdom teeth problems, I'm having one out soon and I'm so scared!
 
 
 
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