Dental disappointment

United States
October 9, 2019 4:58pm CST
Well, I went to the dentist office and took the medications ahead of time, and they put me on nitrous, and tried to get me as comfortable as I could be. One of the things that this particular dentist does is puts you on a heart monitor and blood pressure cuff and I couldn't get my blood pressure down enough where he felt comfortable. We got my heart rate down, but his concern was that if he gave me the shots of Novocaine that it could do something to my blood pressure that would put me on the stroke. So, he wants to discuss the switch my primary care and possibly my liver specialist. He wants another plan of action. I respect that about him, but I think he's overly cautious. But there is nothing I can do about it. Hopefully, we'll be able to do what needs to be done the next time. I was unable to sleep at all last night, so maybe this is related to that issue. I felt relaxed, and I took an extra half a milligram of Xanax under my tongue crushed and my heart rate went completely down where it needed to be. So, I guess we'll try next week we'll see what happens. Now I'm sitting in the salon and waiting for my stylist to cut my hair. Photo credit: pixabay
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@NJChicaa (68566)
• United States
9 Oct
I've never heard of a dentist checking BP or using a heart monitor.
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@paigea (25000)
• Canada
9 Oct
Mine does for certain things like using nitrous.
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@andriaperry (93741)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct
Mine checks BP
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@ZedSmart (5532)
• Philippines
10 Oct
Mine also checks because they do not extract tooth if your BP is up.
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@celticeagle (123449)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct
I hate going to the dentist. Have had too many bad experiences. Glad your heart rate came down in good time. I need to get my hair trimmed.
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• United States
10 Oct
But not enough that he would do the work. *sigh* I know what you mean about bad experiences.
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@celticeagle (123449)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct
@TheSojourner .......There must have been a reason for you not getting the work done.
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• United States
10 Oct
@celticeagle because of his Extreme Caution. He's much more conservative in that than any other doctor I've ever been to
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@marguicha (129063)
• Chile
10 Oct
I think that dentists are a lot more primitive in my country. The only thing they have in common is that they charge a lot.
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• United States
10 Oct
This one is unlike any other I've been to.
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@marguicha (129063)
• Chile
10 Oct
@TheSojourner This is the first time I hear about so many exams before dental care.
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• United States
10 Oct
@marguicha He runs the research center for dental anxiety. It's his avocation.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
I guess it is better to err on the side of caution. Frustrating I am sure.
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• United States
9 Oct
And all I can think of is what if this happens each time?
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
@TheSojourner Try to think positive and please don't hit me for saying that.
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• United States
10 Oct
@CarolDM I won't hit you, but I know what happens with my anxiety levels. This is the first dentist/dental surgeon I have ever had who does an EKG and BP check while working on patients.
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@allen0187 (34553)
• Philippines
10 Oct
I agree with you that your dentist is overly cautious.
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• United States
10 Oct
Thanks, Allen.
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@allen0187 (34553)
• Philippines
10 Oct
@TheSojourner you are welcome.
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@Alexandoy (4144)
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Oct
It is scary when the heart and blood pressure is monitored. My wife had a delayed minor surgery for so many hours due to high blood pressure.
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• United States
10 Oct
I've had elevated bp all my life. It was fine yesterday, but it's my dental anxiety that didn't help it today.
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@Alexandoy (4144)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Oct
Anxiety also is my issue in the dental clinic.
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@LeaPea2417 (26906)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
What kind of dental work did you have?
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• United States
12 Oct
I didn't. He wouldn't work on me with my blood pressure so high. I'm supposed to have a crown removed and another one made, and take care of any of the Decay that was under the old crown.
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@cool83 (759)
• Sri Lanka
10 Oct
You have good Dentist rite. That`s why checking everything rite?
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• United States
10 Oct
Yes, he's a very good dentist. But he does not know my case very well because I'm new to him
@Tampa_girl7 (34289)
• United States
10 Oct
I know that your disappointed.
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• United States
10 Oct
I just want to get it done and over with
@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
This would be frustrating. I hope they're able to come to some arrangement whereby you can have the work done.
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• United States
10 Oct
I hope so, too. And then when it doesn't come down, they get concerned, and I feel more anxious, and then it goes back up. *sigh*
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• Philippines
10 Oct
I hope you recover. Im sure the stylist will do their job.
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• United States
10 Oct
I always get a good haircut.
@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Oct
Going to the dentist is never fun.
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• United States
10 Oct
And he didn't even do the tough stuff.
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@rakski (38190)
• Philippines
10 Oct
But that is still good the dentist being cautious
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• United States
10 Oct
I suppose.
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• Japan
9 Oct
I respond badly to any injected anesthetic that has adrenaline in it. My blood pressure plummets and I get all sweaty and panicky and faint. The first time I finally got a dentist who believed me, he suggested that it was because of the adrenaline in the shot and sent me downtown to his dental college where they could monitor my heart rate and blood pressure while using an anesthetic without adrenaline. It worked just fine and now that's what I have.
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• United States
10 Oct
That was his concern was, I think. Afraid that I would "stroke out."
@xFiacre (8895)
• Ireland
9 Oct
@thesojourner Personally I prefer a visit to the dentist to getting my hair cut. I have to get it cut next week, long enough before my daughter's wedding that it won't look too freshly cut. Not looking forward to it at all.
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• United States
10 Oct
I get my hair cut every 4-6 weeks, as I keep it so short.
@wolfgirl569 (24048)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Oct
It is better to be safe. I know you wanted to get it over with.
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• United States
10 Oct
I have two particular teeth to be recrowned. He's over cautious.
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@Happy2BeMe (90617)
• Canada
9 Oct
Sorry things didn't work out this time. Hopefully everything will be okay next time.
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• United States
10 Oct
keeping my fingers crossed.
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@Janet357 (30789)
9 Oct
this is unusual. never encountered this one. why did he have to check your bp and.so.and so?
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• United States
10 Oct
Because that is how he does things.
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@paigea (25000)
• Canada
9 Oct
Hope they can do it next time.
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• United States
10 Oct
Keeping my fingers crossed. I figure I should drink first.lol
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@LindaOHio (13063)
• United States
9 Oct
I'm sure he was just being careful. He didn't want anything to happen to you. Do you take Amoxycyllin before your appointments?
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• United States
10 Oct
No, I don't take antibiotics like that. I have allergies to many of them
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