Back from the dentist.

@garymarsh6 (11903)
United Kingdom
February 18, 2016 6:51am CST
I had an appointment at 09:00 this morning at the dentist for root canal work. Oh boy two hours lying on my back with my mouth wide open as he drilled and pulled and did all kinds of things. At one point I thought one of the nerves must have been attached to my big toe. Well he has done the prep work now so in a few weeks time I will return for the tooth to be capped. This dentist is an excellent chap I am glad I have found someone who is really clever and very gentle. I was so relaxed I kept nodding off. I am not the greatest of fans of the dentist but this guy is really so good I have no worries about going there. The anaesthetic is wearing off a bit now so it is a bit sore and throbbing. I have taken some pain killers to make it a bit more bearable hopefully they will kick in soon. I have a lot of things planned for today but at this moment I am not feeling the love to do any of them so I will carry on reading some posts here. Do you like going to the dentist?
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
18 Feb 16
You make a scary experience sounds like a visit to the spa. I bet you have to take some soft food at the moment, not likely for you to have steak for dinner tonight.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
I feel quite relaxed there Sheng and have complete faith in him.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Nope. The people there are very nice, but even when they are examining your mouth, it's annoying. I have a small mouth, so keeping it wide open is painful. Oh, well. I just put my mind on the beach outside of Cape Town.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
That's the best tonic. I started dreaming about a nice holiday and kept dropping off. I must have looked a right mess lying there with my mouth wide open!
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• United States
19 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Hey, dentists pick this profession. They see what they see.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
@ElizabethWallace Money money money is my guess! LOL
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
I see you wrote this yesterday so I hope you are not feeling any ill effects. Going to the dentisit is a necessary evil
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
Hi Janet. It feels like someone has kicked me in the mouth today! I am not a happy bunny I can tell you! Never mind keep smiling eh even if it hurts!
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Oh I'm sorry Gary, I hope that doesn't last too long.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
@jaboUK yes so do I. I made some tomatoes and mushrooms for lunch but even that hurt to eat! I think I will stick to soup for dinner! LOL
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@Lucky15 (33469)
• Philippines
18 Feb 16
no for me, always scared of them
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
This dentist is a diamond find. I hope he never leaves. My previous one was a bit of a crook plus he hurt me terribly. I keep getting letters from that practice to go back. That will never happen this side of me dying!
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@celticeagle (111600)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
Don't even get me started on dentists. I have had several bad experiences. My teeth are in bad shape but you won't get me to one.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
I have been having treatment now for around year because of my fear after the last dentist I went to. Not only over charging me but actually ruined a couple of teeth. I am paying for it now with all this treatment,
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@celticeagle (111600)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 ....My daughter was traumatized by one when she was a child. And, another didn't give me enough pain killer and couldn't believe I could still feel what he was doing and shouldn't have.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
@celticeagle He gives enough and if it is not enough he will inject a bit more.
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@Shiva49 (8783)
• Singapore
18 Feb 16
I don't mind if he/she is helpful and understanding. I have lost some teeth and I came to the conclusion dentures will be best for me as others like implants were quite expensive and I have to bear the full cost without any subsidy -- siva
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Cosmetic treatment is very expensive. I think it is about £1,500 for one tooth to be implanted here. (3019.31 Singapore Dollar)
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@Shiva49 (8783)
• Singapore
19 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 All told, it will come to about SGD 5000/tooth here. I gave it a pass obviously - siva
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
@Shiva49 I Can't say I blame you!
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
25 Feb 16
I dont mind visiting the dentist
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 16
I do not mind visiting this one Lany. I now realise how bad the last one was.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 that one way of looking up - maybe the next wil be even better
@marguicha (76291)
• Chile
21 Feb 16
I am about to have a mayor dentist job after the dentist comes from his vacations. In my country it is also very expensive.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 16
Actually my dentist is from Chile! How strange is that!
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@marguicha (76291)
• Chile
21 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 There are a lot of strange things in this world!
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• Midland, Michigan
19 Feb 16
I can't imagine anyone liking to go to the dentist, but I've learned to deal with it. I studied certain procedures several years ago so I could ask the right questions. I've had several root canals and this tuesday I go back to have a crown seated.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
It is not pleasant. This temporary filling is not so good I can feel the pain. I will be glad when it is capped.
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Is a cap over there the same as a crown over here? I just got a crown placed on today, where before I had a temporary. Mine didn't hurt at all, but we're trying to save a tooth that was loaded with filling. I have mouth full of crowned teeth, or so it seems.
@anh101 (1389)
19 Feb 16
I got a wisdom tooth which made me hurt a lot, should i pull it out?
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
Yes it will continue to hurt and become infected. You do not want to end up with heart disease too if left untreated.
@anh101 (1389)
19 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 then i will get it pullout since it was wrongly growing i think
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@bluesa (9652)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 , oh Ouchee! I hope the pain killers are helping. I have never had a problem going to the dentist, I just find it tedious that once they have injected a person they tend to wander off, and I wonder where they have gone, that injection only lasts so long.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
The anaesthetic last between four and six hours here.
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@bluesa (9652)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 , probably here too, but, I always worry that the numbness wears off...a bit silly of me really. :-)
@LadyDuck (108857)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
I do not like to go to the dentist, but it's not something that I hate. I have a good dentist and I trust him. It's almost worse to go to the hairdresser.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
Haha I don't have any worry about going to the hairdresser as he is a very good guy! ( I cut my own hair!)
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@LadyDuck (108857)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Now, I do the same, I was so upset that I decided not to take any chance anymore.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Feb 16
Poor Gary but you are blessed the dentist was a good one. We all know how bad it could be if not. I had a terrible dentist once. He ruined my teeth(some of them) permanently. So you have some good pain killers I hope. I had a root canal once, but like I said, it was the bad dentist. I would love to go to the dentist, a good one, but I am in fear after that episode.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
I had no choice I had to go last year and a year on I am still having treatment to correct for that stupid dentists work.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 Oh you see, the damage they do Gary..sorry it also happened to you.
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@Gillygirl (15165)
• Sutton, England
20 Feb 16
It must have been painful. I hate going to the dentist but will have to soon.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 16
I hope you can find a good one Gill
@LoriAMoore (12568)
• United States
19 Feb 16
I don't mind it because it gets my teeth nice and clean. Which reminds me, I'm due to make an appt.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
My teeth were clean and I use an electric tooth brush which makes a complete difference to how your teeth feel.
@Tampa_girl7 (20993)
• United States
19 Feb 16
You poor thing. Two hours would seem like eternity.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 16
I did nod off a couple of Times Marie. Oops!
19 Feb 16
i used to like it, but haven't been for years. so now i'm a little scared to go
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
It is for the best if you can find a decent one.
@Corbin5 (70140)
• United States
18 Feb 16
I never used to like going to the dentist, but the dentist I have now is incredible. My dentist is from China and that man, as he says, 'knows ancient Chinese secrets." Never once have I felt any pain when he has worked on my teeth.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
OH that is great news.
@JudyEv (90199)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb 16
I had a dreadful fear of dentists until we found an incredible man who was a good dentist and managed to put us all at our ease. I used to nod off in the chair too as I had such faith in him.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
That's good Judy glad you have found a good one too!
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@gudheart (12808)
18 Feb 16
Ouch I remember when I had fillings and it was awful not being able to eat anything for days. I hate going to the dentist, manly because it costs too much!
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
It is the pain I don't like!