Are you scared of going to the dentist?

@karjyo (830)
India
July 27, 2008 10:17am CST
I brush my teeth twice everyday, but still i have so many fillings done. It is really painful. Now again one of my tooth is sensitive and am really scared of visiting a dentist!!!!!!!Are you too scared of the dentist? Do you also have any cavities? How do you take care of your teeth? Can you tell me any home remedy so that i can avoid going to the dentist?
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34 responses
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
27 Jul 08
Not just dentists but all the doctors.They are really scary with needles and knives.. I use a local medicine by an ayurvedic doctor and sorry I dont know its contents.But that is good enough for me
@karjyo (830)
• India
27 Jul 08
Thanks for the response. Have a nice day.
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• Italy
27 Jul 08
Yeah!!! Terrified!!!! But only when I come in.... When I go away I think "then.... it was not so terrified..." but the next time I will be terrified again :D
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@karjyo (830)
• India
27 Jul 08
Thanks for the response. Have a great day.
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• United States
27 Jul 08
TERRIFIED! I have a dental phobia. But..there are real good ones that specialise in people like me and you that are afraid. -Look in the phone book. You can have them totally knock you out with gas before they even go NEAR your tooth, if it hurts!(Mine knows it is the only option and does that for me..or I could not make myself ever get there.) Truse me..afraid or not, nothing is worse than being afraid AND having a tooth hurting. Why suffer? Find a dentist that takes care of those of us with true dental phobias and make yourself go get it taken care of. You'll be glad later. The only other HOME option is to be brave and yank the damned thing out, and you don't have to lose it.
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@karjyo (830)
• India
27 Jul 08
Feeling good to know that other people are also scared to visit a dentist. Thanks for the response.Have a nice day.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 08
Well, I'm a dentist and I must say 8 out of 10 persons are deathly afraid of us.So, you guys are not alone in the world.I beg to disagree with a post here that dentists are BAD PERSONS.It is bad if you have bad oral hygiene. Most fears are brought about by traumatic experiences.If you have children, try bringing them at an early age say 3 years old to familiarize them with dental procedures.This too will expel fears they could have when you bring them at a much later age.Visiting the dentist twice a year is a must.Tartar build up cannot be removed by ordinary brushing.More than 80% of the world's population has cavities.Do not be scared of dental treatment. A badly carioused tooth can cause you your life. This is a fact. :)
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 08
hi coffeebeatnik! I am so sorry that you have to encountered all scared patient, i think you should sue the "The Dentist" film maker who makes people scared of the dentist. I wasn't afraid of the dentist when I was a kid, I like it being in the dentist room where it is all clean and smell good. But then one incident happened when a dentist took my tooth because a new tooth is growing. It is not about the tooth, but she took it so sudden and it is quite traumatic for a 6 years old girl. Since then, I tried my best not to go to the dentist again..
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Hello Claudine.It's ok.In my profession, it's normal to encounter hindrances such as fearful patients.What I do especially for children is to familiarize them with dental procedures.For first timers I usually do prophylaxis (cleaning) only to enable them to get used to the idea that there is nothing to be afraid of. Unfortunately, as with all other professions, not all practitioners are the same.I'm sorry you had a traumatic experience.Still, this should not inhibit you from visiting other dentists because dental problems could also lead to other illnesses.It is a matter of finding a dentist you'll be comfortable with.Good Luck!
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 08
thank you coffeebeatnik Well, I almost never go to the dentist again after the orthodontist took out my tooth braces. I wore it for 4 years, and I went to the dentist 2-3 times a months. Paid her well, and still now my teeth looks bad because the braces effects has gone. sigh. I'm glad to know that you are a good dentist. Keep up the good job, Coffeebeatnik!
• Brazil
27 Jul 08
i fear dentists a lot xD they are BAD PERSONS!! actually i go twice in month just to check up. and this is good because he just look and i go away i hope the things dont change and about what i do i do nothing.. Oo everything i do is the normal and i suppose everybody do =p thanks, Scorpionok.
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@karjyo (830)
• India
27 Jul 08
Thanks for the response. Keep smiling with sparkling teeth.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 08
im scared going to the dentist. but i have no choice, i have to go see my dentist 1month from now, heheeehehhehehe
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• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Your scared? Why? For me I'm not scared.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I go regularly. Good dental health leads to good health overall. We use Ora Jel for ocassional mouth pain. But thats just til we get to the dentisit. We don't avoid going.
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@chrisone (99)
• Belgium
28 Jul 08
a dentist is a bad person lol as you i hater to go to the dentist , cause i once did and he made it happen i could not talk for about 2 weeks :|:( he did smth wrong and my tongue swelled like a spongue :| i almost shoked as big went my tongue .... so NO TX to those kinda dockters 4 me :-) yours trully chrisone
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 08
Well you haven't seen anything yet. I used to wear a tooth braces, for 4 years. All those years I have to go back over and over again to the dentist ever 1 or 2 months. Can you imagine that? lol And you don't know what happened after the regular check, my teeth would all feel painful because the braces pull the teeth to fix the teeth structure. yeah... tell me about it..
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
When I was young I am scared and ashamed of going to the dentist. Because my teeth are rotten and I was afraid the dentist will scold me for it. But as I grow old, I realized the importance of going to the dentist. For they help us solve our problems concerning our teeth and gum.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Hi karjyo, When I was younger, it always scare me to see any dentist plus I have no budget for that..LOL! Then when I started to have problems with my teeth, I have no choice...I got it fixed and have cleaning often.. I have a bad gums and needs attention really as flossing regularly..SO this time, I am not really scared to see a dentist but my purse do! LOL!
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• United States
27 Jul 08
i am very scared of the dentists. the last time i was there was about two years ago. but now i have a chipped tooth and i am afraid of it becoming rotten so i have no choice but to suck it up and go to the dentist.
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@Elixiress (3893)
27 Jul 08
Maybe you should change your toothpaste to sensidine it is meant to be good for sensitive teeth. You should go to the dentist, otherwise I problem will get worse and that will mean more visits to the dentist at a later date. I am not scared of the dentist, I just hate the sound and taste of the rubber gloves that they use. I have one filing, but that is it and the rest of my teeth are in good healthy. Another thing you can do to avoid going to the dentist is brush your teeth more thoroughly for two minutes per session. Also try and cut out certain foods that contain acid.
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• United States
27 Jul 08
Many years ago, I was. I was so freaked out about going to the dentist because of the recent experience I had with it, and it was painful. Last time I went was when I was a kid, and I had a dreadful feeling when they were about to operate on my teeth. It felt so painful that I squealed at them to stop, and they did. That's when I don't EVER want to go to the dentist again. I'm not afraid of needles because now I have to do bloodwork done in letting them draw blood from me, but I am afraid of the dentist because of what I said earlier. I've never went back to one ever since.
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
27 Jul 08
n i m really scared of dentist n i think that there is no such method to cure it but what u can do is precaution like brush ur teeth well, stay away from sweets n so on n when u experience toothpain u can salt goggle, take some paracetamols, use cloveoil
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
27 Jul 08
i have experienced a very bad incident about my tooths n can never forget in my lifetime, when i was pregnant i had a tooth problem, two of my wisedom tooths were paining n when i visited to dentist he told me that i might have got removed both of my tooth before pregnancy n at this point of time he is not suppose to pull out my tooth n if anything can be done is only after my delivery it was such a pain for me i really suffered with pain n gave me some paracetamols to bring down the pain n then after a few days he had disconnected the nerves of my tooth to avoid any further problem in this time of pregnancy an after my delivery i had no problems with my tooth n we had come to germany in the meanwhile everything was fine but after a few days again the same problem rised n i suffered here in germany n finally after a great struggle i got removed my both wisedom tooth this talk will especially help the ladies who r going to be pregnant i can suggest u to please take preventive step in regarding ur teeth
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
19 Sep 08
thankfully i have nice teeth.i can eat steal and still no problems with my teeth.seriously when my younger times we dont have money to buy junkfoods.we just go somewhere in our province and eat guava fruit and i am sure that made my teeth healthy and strong.till now i am 35 yrs old i still dont have problems of it.so the dentist could not get money from me hehehe[em.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
2 Aug 08
It is advisable to have teeth cleaning every 6 months.I don't scared going to the dentist because it is for taking care of my teeth.We also floss every night before brushing our teeth.Nobody could fix your teeth so i would suggest you should go to the dentist and don't be scared.Its better than having a toothache.
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
31 Jul 08
Yes I am scared for going to the dentist. My teeth is perfect till now I dont have any problem but I went once to dentist along with my aunt she had some filling problem and her situation was horrible, I can never forget how the dentist has given the treatment to her, it was really horrible,she could not bear the pain at all. I dont know any home remedies but if you want your teeth to shine or become white you can brush the teeth with little salt!
@MaeTsuen (257)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
oh nonono my dentist is the best... i love to go to my dnetist she has the best hands in handling her patient when she pulls teeth you won't be in so much pain.. she hummms, she talks to you so you will distracted from what she is about to do with your teeth hehheh =)she is simply the best