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    Hi, my local dentist is quite a large person and it's very hard to get onto a dentist here. I get really scared when going to the dentist and they gave me a pure block of sugar last time I went after 2 teeth were pulled out because I was really white and just about to faint.

    You get a lot of reassurance and at 15 years old I still get my mum holding my hand. Having two teeth out was painful but I closed my eyes. Now I'm having my braces checked (probally taken out) and two back fillings which I really fear because of the needles.

    Is it possible to request it to be done in a hospital under anesthetic, what are the alternatives as I easily have panick attacks and that? The procedure?

    All advice from the dental students here
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    Hey matey.I cant help but i feel you would benefit more if you moved this thread to one of the dentistry forums. good luck and try not to worry Everything will be ok.
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    Hi
    My sister has a massive fear of the dentist. It took until she was about 10 years old before she would actually sit in the dentist chair. Now, she will let the dentist look in her mouth, but flatly refuses to have any work done. However, she has holes in some of her teeth, so she has to have a filling but in them now. She's been referred to a dentist (http://www.painless-dentist.co.uk/) to get this work done, as she is so scared of having it done normally. They are going to use I think it is called "conscious sedation" on her, which means you're still conscious, but unaware of what's going on. If you check out the site, you can find out more about it. Hope I helped
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    Is your dental practice an NHS one? Mine is private and although it costs a little bit more it's worth it. I used to have a really bad fear of going to the dentist and having work done but the guy I have now is very calming. He explains exactly what he's going to do and always says that I can tell him to stop if need be. When I had an orthodontist, she also had a TV in the ceiling which played a video with relaxing music and fish.
    Could you perhaps move or suggest something which would help calm you down?
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    I'd just like to tell anyone who is worrying - it's fine! Close your eyes when the needle is going in, my dentist is great! It isn't pleasant having loads of things and weird sensetations in your mouth but just think about something else. I thought about sex for some reason urgh. lol.
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    Watch out, the dentist might have a chain saw up his sleeve.
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    Man it up and get in there, it wont be as painful as an absess on the jaw.

    I had a root canal done, thats a bit uncomfotable. He put the needle into the inflamed area and it felt like it was pushed right out the other side of the gum. drilling the nerve out was fine, but when he filled the canal an air bubble popped out it felt like my head was going to explode.
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    I just got back from the dentist's. I think it helps if they're gorgeous and mine have always been . Apparently I grind my teeth in my sleep so i'm getting a gum shield :s:
 
 
 
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