Dentist

United States
October 11, 2011 8:15pm CST
I had to have four teeth pulled today and I realized just exactly why I do not like the dentist. The shots hurt and you feel bad after leaving from having any work done. I am glad that I had the work done, but I sure have not felt like doing anything since I got home. Do you like to go to the dentist?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Oct 11
Even cleanings hurt me, so no I don't like to go. I think I read once that they're the most depressed Drs. because nobody likes them. Yet without them, we'd be in much more pain and it wouldn't be temporary either.
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@Amfyre (515)
• Canada
12 Oct 11
I hate the metal picks they use for cleaning, I have a new hygenist that uses a water pick, its so much less painful!
• United States
14 Oct 11
I don't like those picks either. They can be very painful.
@romscabs (310)
• Philippines
12 Oct 11
I honestly do not like to go to the dentists. However, we need them (: to take care of our teeth. I do not like the idea of the shots, tooth cleaning, filling or pulling. It scares the hell of me. Some dentists just don't care of whether his patient is in pain or not.
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@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
12 Oct 11
I guess I'm lucky to have a good dentist. Only the shots hurt. This suddenly reminds me I need to see him again soon.
• Indonesia
12 Oct 11
I went one to a dentist to pull my teeth. Pulling a teeth is very painful, hurt. It helps me to get away from toothache. Thank you dentist.
• United States
14 Oct 11
I know that we must go, but I wish there was a way that it could be without pain.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
12 Oct 11
I don't blame you at all. I think you deserve to do nothing after having four teeth pulled. I don't like dentists either, never have and never will.
@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
12 Oct 11
Yeah, right! I wouldn't want to do anything after having one tooth extracted. Imagine four! I think that would leave a person really weakened.
• United States
14 Oct 11
It did cause me to be tired and now that I can't take the pain pills I am really feeling sore from this.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 Oct 11
I know what you mean. I like going when I can get rid of a tooth that is aching me, but I hate the numbness when I leave.
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• United States
14 Oct 11
I didn't stay numb for long as so it really didn't matter. I believe that the toothache pain is great to be rid of.
@GardenGerty (100376)
• United States
12 Oct 11
I do not mind too much, but have not gone in a while. I hate the bitewings for x rays, they always hurt my mouth.
• United States
14 Oct 11
They scratched the bottom of my mouth with the bitewings when they done my xrays.
@anhhai123 (161)
• Vietnam
12 Oct 11
I have no problems with dentists or doctors. Just because I think they will bring to me a good health instead of pain instant. Try the best to overcome the pain and hurt
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• United States
14 Oct 11
I know that dentists are important to our health, but it can be such a painful experience.
• Philippines
12 Oct 11
The last time I went to the dentist was when I was just a primary school student after that I never been to dentist to have my teeth check. Although I am aware that there are shots that are not painful, I still want to believe that it is painful. Whenever i have a tooth that is aching, I only drink pain reliever and I bear the pain. Every year I have a tooth ache and it is not a good idea to have that as the pain control my decision. Instead of doing my job, I am there on the side lying or sitting until the pain is relieved. I have to visit a dentist anytime this year.
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• United States
14 Oct 11
I would advise you to go see a dentist, even though it is a rough experience at times. I know that it can be a lot more painful if you go without seeing one for a while.
@AmbiePam (49493)
• United States
15 Oct 11
I don't like going to the dentist, but after having no cavities all my life, then waiting six years before going again, I now go every six months. Because when I finally went I had four cavities. The bill was enormous. With no dental insurance I came to the conclusion that I'd rather pay a high bill every six months for a cleaning than a huge bill for worse things down the road.
@AmbiePam (49493)
• United States
15 Oct 11
Did they offer you the "laughing gas"? It can sedate you to where you feel more comfortable.
• United States
16 Oct 11
You are right that it is worth paying for the six months work than to have a larger bill later. No, I had 6 shots of novacaine, but no laughing gas!
• China
12 Oct 11
Oh! I don't simply believe in my eyes,Having four teeth pulled!I have once seen a dentist,when decayed tooth gave me toothache,but I had my two bad teeth pulled out without the dentist's help.I frequently swayed them ,day by day they were extracted with little effort.Strange as it may sound ,but it was true,believe it or not.
• United States
14 Oct 11
Yes, four at one time. I have pulled my own tooth before too and done it the same way, but these were really bad to get out.
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• China
14 Oct 11
Yes,It took a quite while.The reason why I don't go to the dentist is that their disinfection conditions doesn't assured me.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
12 Oct 11
i had 4 taken out today actually and was shaking when i was at the dentist. i told my boss that i may not be at work for a couple of days. i hate, hate, hate going to the dentist. why should i pay money for something that causes such pain?
• United States
14 Oct 11
Well, I hope that you are doing ok. I was but had to quit taking the pain medication because of it making me sick and now I am feeling a lot of pain.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
12 Oct 11
no, a dentist scares me to the bones!
• United States
14 Oct 11
They are scary to many people!
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
12 Oct 11
I do not mind going to the dentist....but I have had just regular check up and fillings. If I had to have 4 teeth pulled or a root canal, I wouldn't like him either. I hope you are not in to much pain. Feel better.
• United States
14 Oct 11
Today I do feel some pain and I don't like it.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
12 Oct 11
I have to because I am suffering from TMJ and my dentist is working on some kind of alignment bridge cap for my teeth. I used to hate dentist because I am afraid to have my tooth extracted by then my TMJ got worse and I paid for not regularly visiting a dentist. I am really sorry for myself!
• United States
14 Oct 11
I suffered from TMJ for awhile too and it is painful!
@Amfyre (515)
• Canada
12 Oct 11
A dentist is like a pair of shoes! You can't just grab any pair and go for a walk, they should fit right, feel good and not kill you! Today you can actually a make an interview appointment with the dentist, or speak with the receptionist about how he/she is as a dentist. If they are not forth coming then move on. My dentist just retired, the dentist that took over is okay, I am not use to him yet but he did wonders for my small child when she broke her two front teeth and he built up a new teeth for her. Remember shoes :)
• United States
14 Oct 11
Great analagy! I never thought of comparing them to shoes.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
31 Oct 11
I definitely hate to see the dentist on my opinion. But I have to take care of my teeth. Somehow, I think my dentist trying to rip me off, and encourage to do this and that. After it, my insurance won't pay this and that. I just want to switch to another dentist, and avoid those unnecessary bills.