Have You Ever Experienced A Painful Visit To The Dentist?

@Cherryd41 (1121)
United States
March 5, 2010 12:39pm CST
Hi Mylotters I have only had a a couple of painful visits to the dentist one was for a getting my wisdom teeth removed when I was in the Navy and all they gave me was a local pain numbing medication with a very long needle which didn't hurt at all but when they started digging out the tooth they told me I would only feel a little pressure ........yeah right they had to numb me a couple more times I guess back then they weren't putting you to sleep for that maybe it was due to some sort of legal thing I don't know but I do remember the pain .... I had them both removed at one time. The other time was for a cavity when they start that drilling it always makes me a little nervous I don't like the sound of the drill but I don't want to put on headphones because I want to be aware of whats going on around me meaning seeing and hearing But the filling was really small and they didn't feel I needed anything they didn't even numb me but it did hurt a little but it was tolerable before I knew it he was finished . I know some people fear the dentist and don't go at all but thats not a good thing to do I go for my cleanings and x-rays on a regular basis and they dentist is pain free whenever I go I make sure I take good care of my teeth and when I go to the dentist for the past 10 years all I have to do is see the hygienist and cleans them in abut 5 -7 minutes the dentist comes in and checks me out no cavities KNOCK ON WOOD!! Whats your experience with your dentist ?
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• Pamplona, Spain
26 Apr 10
Hiya cherry, One time I had a general cleaning done and I felt like she was murdering me and she thought it was funny but not me. I went home and was taking pain killers for the damage she had caused and the excruciating pain I was in. Had to take painkillers for two days. Never went back again she was so rough she left a right road works job in there too.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
27 Apr 10
Hi Lovinangelsinstead I had that happen to me once too She was the hygienist from hell although she was very nice she was extremely heavy handed with her tools I don't think she realized it even when I winced every now and then , even when she rested her hand on my open mouth while she was cleaning (you know the way they do that when to sometimes steady their hands when their getting the back teeth)it almost seemed like she was leaning most of her weight on my mouth.
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Apr 10
Hiya Cherry, I´m not afraid to have a tooth out I´m petrified of having my teeth cleaned that way again. I have never been in so much pain I cried buckets willingly I would have taken out all my teeth. I have never taken painkillers two days running either with codeine too as the pain was awful. It seemed liked she was digging holes instead of the opposite she left me feeling like a Roadworks job and she shrugged her shoulders and I thought yeah because you are not me. I never went back she is awful. My teeth are healthy too but I am only like everyone else human.
@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
5 Mar 10
ahhh - drilled thru a nerve - how does that work for ya? TWICE first time WITHOUT being numbed... Honestly, the ONLY thing that kept me in the seat was the fact that the tooth was a BOTTOM one!!! I thought I was going to explode out the bottom of the CHAIR it hurt so bad! then there was the gum line cavity - that one took 3 SHOTS to numb me enough! AND, to top it all OFF, I've become allergic to most of the numbing shots, there's only one left that doesn't cause me to hurt WORSE after it wears off than the filling in the first place!!!
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
27 Apr 10
HI Elicbxn OUCH!! I can feel your pain! I felt the same way when I had my wisdom teeth pulled with just a local shot they gave me about 4 shots but it still wasn't enough to numb the pain. I don't mind going to the dentist for routine cleanings I try to go every six months for my routine cleaning and exam and I do brush and floss daily because I really don't like spending any more time in that chair than I have to
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@bunnybon7 (33048)
• Holiday, Florida
12 May 10
Ive had several bad experiences with the dentist through my life. some very good ones also. ive always brushed faithfully, flossed, the whole thing. but somehow always had bad teethe. maybe its a "gene" thing since both my parents had bad teeth, gum desease. im not sure. but when i was 7yrs, i guess i chewed way to much bubble gum and had to have a back tooth removed. i was supposed to be asleep but i felt it all. horrible experience. i could hear my mom and the dentist talking but couldnt tell them it hurt so bad then in my 20s i tried to tell a dentist i could still feel. it wasnt numb. he pulled it anyway. i finally got a good one here years ago that always made sure i had triple numbing because he realised i needed it.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
5 Mar 10
every time i go to the dentist, it hurts both financially and physically! we have no insurance because my hubby is not working and i only work part time (not enough hours for medical insurance) so i dont go to the dentist very often at all!