I Am Scared of the Dentist – What is the Procedure Like?

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    Admin
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    I am posting this comment left by JonDay to the forum so he can get some great replies from others who have overcome their fear of the dentist.

    I have severe dental phobia, but I recently lost several of my front teeth to an accident and need to get some work done. I’ve been researching dental implants recently and was wondering if I could get some input regarding what the procedure is like from the perspective of someone who is also afraid of the dentist. Thanks!

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    Janice Carrell
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    I know how you feel JonDay. Everyone is afraid of the dentist to some degree, don’t let anyone tell you they’re not. When I went in to get the surgery done, I was scared beyond belief, trust me. I’m typically not a very anxious person, but in the weeks leading up to the procedure the thought of it sent shivers down my spine and gave me cold sweats.

    To be honest, once the Novocaine kicks in, you’re good to go. All you’ll feel is the force/vibrations caused by the grinding and tugging as they work on your teeth. I was given 4 shots before they reshaped a tooth with a grinder and then 4 more shots before extracting a tooth that was decayed. You’ll feel no pain whatsoever. This helped me to relax and just let them do their work.

    If you think you’ll still be extremely anxious even if you’re totally numb, they can sedate you for the duration of the surgery.

    Here are a few tips that helped me reduce/overcome my fears:

    • Find a dentist who listens to your concerns, takes them seriously and offers solutions such as hypnosis, sedation and lots of reassurance.
    • Read a book or listen to music while you’re waiting for your turn.
    • Think positively. Don’t dwell on the “what-ifs” of the situation.
    • Promise to reward yourself with a fun activity or something you enjoy after the procedure.
    #304

    SofiaRoberts
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    Many people get scared while going to the dentist and avoid taking the treatment on-time. But as dental treatments are necessary to maintain the overall health we need to get it done as early as possible. If you are planning to take treatment for dental implantation then instead of getting scared, think about the benefits of it. And about the dental implant procedure, the process starts with evaluating the patient’s dental and medical history, clinical examination of the mouth. Then a small diameter hole is drilled on the place of missing tooth to fix a titanium metal screw and a crown. To allow the healing of implantation a protective cover screw is placed on the top of it. After healing the temporary crown is placed which serves the template around which the gum grows. The process gets completed after replacement of the temporary crown with a permanent crown.

    #346

    lillypenna
    Participant

    Hi I had my two implants done in United Dental Care. Dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement. And the tooth looks like real having artificial root.

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    Kevin Damon
    Participant

    I suggest going to the dentist to consult before implant. This will not only help you with the guidance but also to understand the way dental implant works pre & post the implant. There’s no harm in consulting, so you need not be scared about it. Once you get the clear picture for implant, you can decide yourself. The only important thing you need to do is going to a proper dental care center or a dental clinic where they have highly skilled & trained dentist along with the quality & success rate they had in their previous dental implant cases.

    #3219

    Dental techniques have improved so much over the last few years that modern dental treatment can now be completely painless. Actually, most people still feel a little nervous at the thought of going to the dental specialist. If you have not been to see a dentist for some time, you will probably find that things have improved a lot since your last visit. The general attitude is likely to be more relaxed, the dental techniques and safety procedures will be much better, and the equipment will be more up to date. A dentist who is personally recommended by another nervous person is usually a very good choice.

    #3222

    paridisindhya
    Participant

    Hi JonDay,
    Most of the dental specialist offer different types treatment for nervous patients. The first fear to deal with is the fear of told other people that you are afraid of dental treatment. And now a days Dental techniques have improved so much over the last few years that modern dental treatment can now be completely painless. In spite of this, most people still feel a little nervous at the thought of going to the dentist. If you have not been to see a dentist for some time, you will probably find that things have improved a lot since your last visit. The general attitude is likely to be more relaxed, the dental techniques and safety procedures will be much better, and the equipment will be more up to date. If you want to know more details about dental implants treatments and techniques you can visit:http://www.lbrdentalimplants.com/

    #3225

    teeya
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    don’t Scared of the Dentist because Dental techniques have improved so much every year and Most of the dental specialist offer different types treatment according to petition needs.
    X-Ray

    #3269

    Anonymous

    Delaying dental treatment can result in severe dental issues later. If you do not replace your teeth with the new ones and fill the gap, the teeth besides will start shifting as it starts occupying the empty space. Many people get nervous thinking of a dental procedure. But, be positive, it is not a very complicated procedure. You can talk to your surgeon about the phobia and can ask him to go for a sedation dental treatment so that you wont have sensation during the surgery.

    #4377

    Xantelle
    Participant

    If your dentist offers it and you can afford it, conscious IV sedation is WONDERFUL. I had nearly all my teeth removed in one visit and paid out-of-pocket for the IV sedation. I remember absolutely nothing about the procedure whatsoever. It made life easier on my dentist, too. đŸ™‚

    Good luck!

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