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Old 19-06-2017, 10:12 PM   #1
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Dental phobia help pls

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I am 38 yrs old and having dental phobia
Recently my tooth start to give me problems
Have not gone to dentist more than 18 yrs
Not sure how to overcome this
Any kind soul can help me
Recommend me a very good and gentle dentist
Is dental treatment painful
Can share your experiences
Heard of sleep dentistry anyone try before or iv sedation
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Old 20-06-2017, 05:11 PM   #2
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I'm the same age as you but not as bad as you, stopped going to the dentist after the obligatory school/NS appointments, and only started when I was about 30. Gentle dentists won't do a thorough job. For teeth to be cleaned, a dentist needs to get between teeth, at the gums, and these are sensitive spots.

If you've been brushing/flossing/mouth-washing regularly and your teeth are clean, great! If not, then your visit will likely be at least a tad uncomfortable.

But from 1 guy who hasn't gone to the dentist in over a decade to another...do it anyway.
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Old 20-06-2017, 08:09 PM   #3
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I'm the same age as you but not as bad as you, stopped going to the dentist after the obligatory school/NS appointments, and only started when I was about 30. Gentle dentists won't do a thorough job. For teeth to be cleaned, a dentist needs to get between teeth, at the gums, and these are sensitive spots.

If you've been brushing/flossing/mouth-washing regularly and your teeth are clean, great! If not, then your visit will likely be at least a tad uncomfortable.

But from 1 guy who hasn't gone to the dentist in over a decade to another...do it anyway.

Not sure how to start
Have been reading up all the dental articles online for the past two month
The more I read the more nervous I am
Haiz...............
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Old 20-06-2017, 10:15 PM   #4
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There's this Taiwanese american dentist at q&m raffles place. Can try her if it's convenient for you. She's there on fridays. Patient and friendly lady.
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Old 20-06-2017, 11:24 PM   #5
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There's this Taiwanese american dentist at q&m raffles place. Can try her if it's convenient for you. She's there on fridays. Patient and friendly lady.
What treatment did u do
Can share your experience
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Old 21-06-2017, 04:51 PM   #6
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What treatment did u do
Can share your experience
Scaling and polishing - like the person below said, there will more or less be some more sensitive areas but please don't hesitate till you end up with more serious issues like having to remove root canal. went to dig my receipts, doc's name is jennifer wu.
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Old 21-06-2017, 05:37 PM   #7
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Scaling and polishing - like the person below said, there will more or less be some more sensitive areas but please don't hesitate till you end up with more serious issues like having to remove root canal. went to dig my receipts, doc's name is jennifer wu.
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What you mean by sensitive area
Is it some area will be pain
Actually two months ago I just went for my wisdom tooth extraction
But I opt for iv sedation where by I can't remember anything about the extraction
So hopping to go through other dental treatment under iv sedation but it is expensive
How u rate the pain level
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Old 21-06-2017, 07:10 PM   #8
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no need worry , most painful is your pocket
To me I just felt dental treatment is a torture
Have bad experience during young
Not sure is it root canal at that time
I just know the dentist just keep drilling and whenever they hit my nerve or vein is so painful
The time seem past very slow at that time
Torture
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Old 21-06-2017, 08:01 PM   #9
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What you mean by sensitive area
Is it some area will be pain
Actually two months ago I just went for my wisdom tooth extraction
But I opt for iv sedation where by I can't remember anything about the extraction
So hopping to go through other dental treatment under iv sedation but it is expensive
How u rate the pain level
Not pain, more like discomfort
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Old 21-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #10
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Not pain, more like discomfort
How often u visit dentist
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Old 22-06-2017, 12:43 PM   #11
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Really don't like the sound of high speed drilling. My fist are always clenched tight and muscles are tensed up during the scaling session. Fillings session might be numbed depending.

It's not pleasant, but I never thought of not going.

Maybe you should tell the Dentist about your fear. On your first session, ask for checking only... no scaling, no filling, just ask the Dentist to check for the condition of your teeth... then book any subsequent treatment another time... so you cleared your first hurdle of visiting a Dentist again...

Overcome your phobia gradually... don't be afraid to tell the Dentist your phobia... if you don't like the Dentist, u can change another one... there is so many dental clinics in singapore and Q&M alone have so many Dentist...
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Old 22-06-2017, 05:04 PM   #12
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What you mean by sensitive area
Is it some area will be pain
Actually two months ago I just went for my wisdom tooth extraction
But I opt for iv sedation where by I can't remember anything about the extraction
So hopping to go through other dental treatment under iv sedation but it is expensive
How u rate the pain level
Dude, scaling/polishing is NOTHING like root canal/wisdom tooth extraction. It's a very minor procedure that can be performed in about 30 minutes unless your teeth are really dirty. The scaling portion will be the "painful" part where plaque/tartar are removed. It will be especially sensitive/painful at the gumline since that's where you have nerve endings. It isn't exactly painful in the "stab you with knife" way, but rather, uncomfortable due to its "nervy" feeling, much like a hard sports massage (but more "nervy").

Nobody goes for GA when polishing/scaling. I didn't even do that when I removed my wisdom teeth, and I felt nothing.
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Old 25-06-2017, 12:15 AM   #13
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Do u have dental experience with her
Can share with me
Did read about her when I searching for help online
But not sure is she really gentle and patient
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:15 AM   #14
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I recently went to my dentist to pull out my top wisdom tooth. (Strangely top is not as complex as btm, no idea why lol) and i told him to give me lots of anaesthesia. ( I regularly go there for scaling so he knows me)

You can request for more anaesthesia, they will jab your gums and you wont feel a thing. he was pulling the tooth out with pliers and i didnt even know till i heard a "ping" sound on the metal plate.
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:55 AM   #15
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Dental treatment - in most circumstances, it is not covered by insurance. This thing is expensive!

Dental stuffs that I have done in the past 2.5 years:
1. Teeth extraction - One was impacted and broke and one more was near to the sinus and dental surgeon has informed me it was very very likely blood would start gushing from my nose after the surgery. Damn it did.
2. Wisdom tooth extraction - Not as bad as I expected, pretty fast and only minor discomfort
3. Dental Implant - A very good experience, nearly painless. The only thing is you can hear the dentist drilling! Scary but pain-free (With localised anesthesia)
4. Braces - Very pleasant experience besides sore teeth because they're slowly moving to a better alignment

My views: Find a good dentist that will take his time doing your treatment. You wouldn't want to have a "rushed" procedure.
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