Are you scared of the Dentist?

dentist - hate the dentist
@GAUCI123 (1042)
Malta
February 24, 2009 12:12pm CST
I really hate going to the dentist, not only because i am scared but because i hate it very much. I prefere haveing lots of injections at the doctor. what about you?
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@jannpa (499)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I used to be terrified of going to the dentist. I hated the drill, it always touched a nerve, the dentists always seemed like they didn't care what you said or how you felt. I never went unless it was an absolute emergency. That was till now. For the past few years I've been going to the best dentist anyone could ever want. He is also a friend. He listened to me when I told him about my fears & that I was allergic to novacaine. He explains what he is going to do & keeps talking through the whole procedure. He also hides the needles as I am very much afraid of needles. Not once has he hurt me in any way. I still don't enjoy going to the dentist but I can now say that I am no longer terrified when I do have to go.
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@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Yes, I fear going to the dentist too. And I have to go... soon.
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@laura1167 (149)
• United States
25 Feb 09
No, I don't hate going to the dentist. I just wish I could go because I have no dental insurance and I have some teeth that are bothering me. I'm going to have to raise the money myself before I make an appointment and that could take awhile.
@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Having my teeth worked on is probably my one true fear. Anytime that I have work done on them, I ask to be completely knocked out. The last time that I had some teeth pulled, I had to go to an oral surgeon and was planning on being put under. My appointment was originally for 9:30 that morning, and I had to drive over an hour to the nearest surgeon. They called and asked that I reschedule for later that morning. Since now I didn't have to be there until 11:30, I had a very very small glass of water. Of course they asked me if I had anything to eat or drink, and I told them about the water. They refused to put me under, and instead I had to lay there awake throughout the entire procedure. It was my worse nightmare come true!!! Even though I was numb, I could hear the grinding and could taste the blood, so yeah I was freaking out. I was literally shaking uncontrollably. I haven't been to a dentist since then, but I fear that I'm going to have to soon.