afraid of tooth extraction?

@simplycza (1480)
Philippines
February 27, 2007 7:18am CST
i just accompanied my mom to the dentist, gosh! she wasn't even afraid on the tooth extraction. how about you? are you also brave with this kind of situation?
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
27 Feb 07
I don't know how people do it awake. I have a few teeth removed and I always make them put me to sleep. When I wake up it's all over. How can you stay awake for that. Nooooooooo!
@lols189 (4797)
28 Feb 07
well howard i had to stay awake as the dentist would not put me to sleep and wow it was serious pain!!! ouch!!!
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
HI howard, i haven't heard something like that. Tooth extraction while sleeping. Well maybe there is but not practice oftentimes since mostly patients here can bear the pain while awake.
@lols189 (4797)
27 Feb 07
i had my tooth taken out 4 days ago in the dentist and my gosh the pain was unbelievable!! i was not scared but it does leave you with discomfort in your mouth. my mouth is still pain today but i am just happy the tooth has been taken out as last week i had really bad toothache, the pain was unbearable!!
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
as what i have said over to my friends, i can take a headache, fever but not toothache. you are indeed right, it was unbearable to the point that it was so hard to sleep when u have a toothache.
@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Ive had one tooth extracted and I was pregnant at the time so I could not have the regular dosage of pain killers and I felt a lot of the pain! It was not fun and I hope I dont have to ever go through that again!
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
errr, it was a terrible experience for you as u were pregnant when your tooth extracted. lucky are those people who haven't experience this..
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Even when i was still a kid i am not afraid of tooth extraction. I just alwasys pray and nothing happens, it is just like your are been biten by an ants.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
whew! I salute you. I may not consider myself afraid but i am not also a brave one to consider on this case.
@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Feb 07
no.. actually, thanks God, i have never been confined to a hospital for my 30 years of life. thank you! because of that, i am really that scared of doctors.. but now im working in a medical center, and i have been in the medical field, and i have this less fear of medical practitioners. but seeing a dentist is a different thing. having someone probe my mouth is really something im quite scared of!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I don't mind going to the dentist as long as it is quick and painless. I would rather have a tooth pulled than to deal with a toothache. I have also heard that root canals are very painful so I don't think I will ever have one of those done. I will tell the dentist to just pull it out instead. I can't stand to be in paid, so I want whatever is the easiest to get rid of the painful area.