DENTIST How Do You Feel about Going

Dentist - Waiting patiently in a dentist chair for the horrid Dentist!
@wmg2006 (5383)
United States
January 26, 2007 10:06am CST
I am beginning to go to the dentist a lot here lately. I have reached an age where my teeth are needing a lot of attention. I have always HATED going to a Dentist unless it was just for a cleaning. I hate getting fillings, root canals, and crowns. Starting in February I will be going to a Dentist for extensive dental work which will take me over one year to complete. Do you detest, hate, or loathe going to the dentsist? If so tell me why.
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@milott (2647)
• India
26 Jan 07
I hate going to the dentist. Previously i have had very bad experiences with a dentist where he had put the root canal very carelessly and had a very bad pain and suffered from it a lot and had to ultimately remove that tooth and after that i will try to avoid going to the dentist for the maximum.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Yes I have had this also, paid a lot of money for two root canals. One did not take and I ended up losing that tooth within a few weeks. I did not get any of my money back and thought I should have recieved part it at least.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
26 Jan 07
i only usually go to dentist to have my teeth cleaned before. but just like you, i'm in my point in life where i need my dentis to take extra care of my teeth. i had molars pulled and some teeth filled. and now, i need to get to have one of my tooth undero a root canal. i hate it. but i need to do it.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Yes I know I am so ready to have them all pulled and go for dentures or so I think. I have to now have one pulled and 2 capped and some kind of peridontal cleaning.
@yonu15 (807)
• Romania
27 Jan 07
:((((I don`t like to go to the dentist!!:((who does! but I have to go.I can`t to anything! I know that is good to go!:(:(
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I find the dental chair very uncomfortable and not made for people 6 foot tall or better and I am very uncomfortable with long procedures because of it
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I am so scared to go to the dentist even when it just for a regular cleaning appointment I had a tooth bother me for a while and they did lots of stuff to it like drilling, capping, and they wanted to do a root canal but the pain was terrible now ever time i have to go to the dentist i literally make make myself sick worrying about it !!!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I hate the dentist. I am terrified of going. I hate needles therefor I hate shuts. I hate the numb sluggish feeling afterwards. I hate hearing about root canals, drilling, and pulling teeth - cutting gums. It freaks me out to no end. I have to go tomorrow for a consultation and xrays and then Monday I am having all of my wisdom teeth out. It's scary - terrifying - but not coming soon enough. The bottom left wisdom tooth started throbbing last night and has not stopped since!
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I hate having to go to the dentist and only go when I absolutely have no other choice. I hate having someone's hands in my mouth. I don't care that they have gloves on,still hate it. I can't stand the sounds or the smells of a dentists office. My dentist is actually a pretty nice guy and his assistant is nice too but still I can't stand going and having work done.
• India
26 Jan 07
well i m scared to give the visit to dentist.....his instrument r enough to stop me to my dentist
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@tingc31 (11)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I love the dentist. Seriously, as long as there nothing wrong and going only for a check up.
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@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I HATE THE DENTIST!!! *weeping* Ok, I have a wisdom tooth that should have been pulled almost 4 years ago ... but I HATE THE DENTIST so instead I just let it go and it pretty much cut a whole in the side of my check lining to make room. Oh, well, it's "healed" now. I have a filling that fell out a year ago and it still hasn't been fixed, because I HATE THE DENTIST. Now it's getting to the point where I realize that I have to go ... and one of my daughters needs to go, but I want go with her at the same time because I will cry. I always cry at the dentist, even if it was for a cleaning (which hasn't happened in 4 years at least). So I don't want to freak her out, so this will be a visit for her and her daddy!
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Oh man, I have such a fear of the dentist. I am not sure that I've ever actually seen one, outside of the teeth check that we had at school as kids. I mean, just the idea of going to the dentist is so very scary! And I do have some problems with my teeth. The good thing (or I hope that it's good, lol) is that I haven't really had any bad toothaches or any real pain yet. My mother is the same way. She has had a lot happen to her teeth, but she rarely gets any pain. I am hoping that things stay this way, because I don't really want to have to go to the dentist unless something really dire happens and I have no other choice. Good luck with your extensive dental work! I'm sorry that you have to go through it :( I just don't like doctor visits in general, and people for some reason do seem to have more of a fear of the dentist than other types of doctors, and I'm not sure why.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I don't really care to go but it is needed. I don't like when they get that scrape thing and pull in between the teeth. It just really gets to me.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I hate going to the dentist. I was traumatized by my childhood dentist. Now I am paying the price. I have to have all my teeth out and get dentures. I don't look forward to that for sure.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I was also traumatized by my child hood dentist. he actually pulled 2 of my baby teeth without any deadening. He thought his assistant deadened me and she thought he did. My Mother was even in the room and told me to stop acting up when I screaming to the top of my lungs. When he realized the mistake he had the gall to offer me an extra cheap ring instead of the normal one. I hated dentist for years because of him.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I dont mind it that much. My problem was I didnt have dental insurance before but I do now. And I had to pay out of my pockett and that gets expensive. but I will soon have to what your doing.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I may do a discussion about the Dental Insurane because even though I have it, I will still have to pay a LOT of money. The Insurance is not that great. Free cleaning, $50.00 deductible, but it only pays up to $1000.00 per year. That is like two things now since the cost is so high!
@blanksolid (1632)
• Spain
26 Jan 07
I hate going to the dentist, i think that its a horrible site where i feel very bad moments but unfortunately we must going to the dentis almost once a year in order to prevent some problems in our teeth, have a nice day on mylot and happy earnings also.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Yes I have always gone every 6 months for teeth cleaning and really didn't mind it so much. Until the last time I had them cleaned it hurt real bad.
@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I don't mind going to dentist! As far as I know my dentist like me, she said that I'm too brave unlike her other client. It does hurt sometimes but it doesn't bother me that much. I'm trying to have a crown soon.
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@fregus75 (259)
• Australia
27 Jan 07
i really dislike when they have to drill in my teath. that sound is also freaking horrible
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• Nigeria
27 Jan 07
Yesterday I saw a child 12 years old. He always threw tantrums when going to the dentist when he was little so his parent stop taking him. I asked his dad when he had his first molar pulled because I did not see it. His dad said he has never had a tooth pulled ever. Yes, The tooth had disintegrated down to the bone and now the bone was infected. The parent was clueless. He came in, in pain late on a saturday the day before memorial Day Holiday. I knew he was terrified because he was cold and sweaty. but I also knew he was in pain because the let me give hime all the shots with tears stream from his eyes. It took me 45 minutes to fish out the three root tips. I think that was a pretty bad experience for the kid. It's a self fullfilling prophecy if you imagine the pain and image of the dentist pulling your teeth, you avoid it. The eventually it will happen to you.
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@alchemistrx (2567)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Actually,I've gone to the dentist myself today.what a coincidence that discussion came up. I feel I need to go to my dentist for regular check up of my teeth. I was a scaredy cat when it comes to rooting a canal but now I'm not.
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@ddsedssd (85)
• Romania
27 Jan 07
i hate going to dentist but i don't know why i never had a bad experience with the dentist i allways freak out of that smel an noise
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• Australia
27 Jan 07
I am afraid going to the dentist. I am afraid of them. hahaha.
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