Double decker the fearful dental patient profile for me!

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
March 24, 2007 8:48am CST
I consider myself to be more than your standard "fearful dental patient". My fears are zinging at me from two totally different and unconnected levels at once over dental work. 1st I am a dental patiend who after my 1st visit my dentist will almost invariably write me an additional prescription for Halcion, not for immediate need but rather for the anticipated future return visits. They recommend that I take one or two an hour before my next appointment. The second level of fear is due to a lack of dental or health insurance so the fear there is connected to a very real sense of loss fear. Loss of my money!
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@braided (698)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
LMAO .... too funny ... I understand that type of fear toward Dental proceedure ... smilin ... But theres a great dentist in Crossit Arkansas ... I didnt believe it til I was there and got some dental work done ... damn he dispelled my fears and did a bang job .... unfortunately I live in canada again but I will travel if I need to just to see this one guy who works miracles .... smilin
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
29 Mar 07
My last dentist was great. He had a degree in dentistry and in Phychology and had been the head of the UCLA psychology for fearful patents departmennt for several years. Now I owe him money though so I'll have to find another miracle worker.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Hi, I too share your fears over a visit to the dentist, and my Mum is a dental nurse, she did a good job on her kids, we have all the teeth that much better than our parents at the same age, sh1t, I grew 2 extra ones that I don't need, this is my problem, too many teeth in my head, and wow, do they hurt. I got one out so far, what a refief, it was like a crowbar in my head, you where the whole world goes away and you are left with only pain. It looks like I might be getting a third extra tooth now.?? 44 years old and still cutting teeth? If your dentist looks after you in the fear department, you will probably find yourself going back because you will trust them them not to hurt you in a sensitive place, your mouth. If the have a heart, they will give you time to pay. I usually save up my money before I go to the same dentist that I first saw when I was 12, I trust Mr Ho more than any other. I still find it hard to beleive he pulled one of those teeth out and I still thought it was in there and he said "finished"?? Too cool.
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I certainly do understand the doubly whammy effect... I have much the same, fear of the process AND fear of the bill. I got past most of my dental anxiety issues (with the first part) by eventually finding a dentist who specialized in working with patients with dental anxiety AND used "conscious deep sedation" during everything from cleanings to major work. For me, that worked great because I was for all practical purposes knocked out during procedures, so no anxiety. Well... at least not DURING.