Take a Nerve Pill Before You See the Dentist?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
September 22, 2009 9:00am CST
I don't mind going to the dentist. I haven't had to have anything major done to my teeth so I don't get nervous about going there. I have heard of some people that have to take a nerve pill before they go to their dentist. Have you ever done this?
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
23 Sep 09
You bet I do !!! Got false teeth and my original came out one tooth at a time !!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
That seems to be the way to do it.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I was down for about a year doing that way. But, i am poor :) and had to do it that way for ins. to pay and besides I am a nervous wreck :) dentist or not !! But, yes, it worked out really good for me and now I have my smile back !
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
24 Sep 09
That's a good thing. Everyone needs a smile.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Sep 09
NOPE and the Dentist thought I was going to pass out lololol then he tells me the teeth all have to go! well I went to the hospital to have it done so they put me to sleep had 21 teeth pulle dat one time and have had dentures since I was 23 years old!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
You must have had some bad teeth huh? You were smart to go to the hospital. Good thing they did put you to sleep.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
23 Sep 09
yup really bad they wetre just soft teeth and to many cavities and pain for 5 years so was time!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I get nervous sometimes when going to the dentist. It all depends on what I am having done there. I have never taken a nerve pill though. I have thought about it though LOL. I just don't have any.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Most dentists can give you something to take while you are there.
• United States
23 Sep 09
No, but I'm sure that the dentist offers a calm down cocktail to those who need it. I've had my teeth drilled, pulled and straightened so having a relaxing time at Dr. Yankums office won't be happening for me.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I think if I had to have a lot of work done then I'd need something to relax me.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I hate to go to the dentist but even tho i do take nerve pills at times I don't ever remember taking one just because i was going to the dentist.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Nerve pills do come in handy for other things thank goodness.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
22 Sep 09
i have never taking a nerve pill before going to the dentist it don't bother me that much i always hated the feeling after they gave me the shoots to deaden the tooth
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Those needles can be buggers can't they?
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I've never taken a nerve pill before going to the dentist, it doesn't bother me anymore to go, I just do it and get it over with..haha. I know they can give you some kind of shot to make you relaxed and not be nervous, they can even sedate you if you need it. I know some people are just terrified of the dentist, and I guess it would help.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I'm sure it does help many people. Whatever gets them through it right?
@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I do this, I have a very tender mouth and am worried about pain, my Dentist, bless his heart works very hard to not hurt me. Over the years of his care I have gotten much better.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Sounds like you have a very caring dentist.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
22 Sep 09
I owuld like to take laughing gas when I go to the Dentist. A pill? Yes. At lest 2 pills!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Do they even still have laughing gas? I know they used it years ago.
@UK_Shree (3604)
22 Sep 09
No I have never done this. But it doesn't surprise me that there are people out there who have. Some people are absolutely terrified of going to see the dentist. I suppose I am a little bit like you as I do not have unhealthy teeth and have never had to have any major work done on them.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Lucky us. Let's hope we never have to either.
• United States
22 Sep 09
I never have BUT I will the next time! I have just gone through 3 weeks of the most excruciating pain. Yesterday was the first day I did not have to take a pain killer. I wakened up on Saturday with pretty bad toothache and waited until Monday to see the dentist. He said I needed a root canal ($2,000.00 I had no dental insurance...OUCH) So I decided to have it pulled ($250.00... smaller ouch) But needed to take antibiotics and painkillers for a week. Then came the extraction and it took 1 1/2 hours as it broke off and the dentist had to dig and dig all the way down to my jaw bone to get all the pieces. I did not feel anything until later and then the pain started. I do not think childbirth or all the broken bones I have had in my life was anywhere nearly as bad as the pain I suffered for the next two week. The painkillers never took the pain away even when I doubled the dosage it only took the edge off. So you can believe that if I have to go to the dentist again I need to be doped to the eyeballs. That was the first extraction I have had since I was a child. Root canals are a cake walk compared to that extraction
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I'm so sorry to hear that you had to go through all of that. You're a strong person to deal with that. Yeah, you better get doped up next time.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I hate the dentist and i can feel my stomach knotting when the time for dentist. BUt nope, so far I don't have to thake any pill to calm the nervous rack...hahaha..and glad when it's over.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I know some people do get that stomach knot just thinking about the dentist. You are not alone.