My dentist gave me a temporary, deep filling
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by PopMovies
5h ago
Until I can get my wisdom tooth removed so she can do a root canal on this tooth. She said that the filling was to stop/remove the decay, and that the filling now surrounds the nerve. I had this done on Thursday - it's now Saturday and I'm still experiencing some toothache. Is this normal? She mentioned that doing this filling might aggravate the nerve, but she said it should be fine for a couple months. I'm just worried as I'm off to a festival next week and if it's going to be like... Read more ..read more
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Teeth touching
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by Anxiety Riddled
16h ago
I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed at the end of May and since the swelling went down my back teeth hit when I close my mouth, not only for chewing but even when my mouth is “at rest”. I asked my oral surgeon about this and they said it is normal but I can’t seem to get used to this. Is there anything I can do to help myself adapt to my new “bite”? I say new because before I had my wisdom teeth removed my back teeth did not touch so it’s been uncomfortable to try to get used to. I’m... Read more ..read more
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So scared, deep cleaning tomorrow, afraid of the numbing
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by introvert_witch
16h ago
I’m having deep cleaning done on half of my mouth tomorrow. I’m terrified, severe dental anxiety. I’m more afraid of the numbing. They had to numb my mouth for one tooth that was infected before and I didn’t like the feeling of being numb. Now it’s half the mouth, not just one tooth, so I’d assume it’s more injections/ more numb? If it was the same amount I could deal with it probably. I don’t want to feel like I can’t feel my throat or breathe, that will give me a panic attack. The... Read more ..read more
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Deep cleaning the truth
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by Jackieallen
17h ago
I was advised I had loose teeth and required a deep clean in 2022. I was booked to see the hygienist every 3 months . I did this during 2023 and couldnt face the deep clean for feat of the injections . Well my husband let the hygienist do his deep clean in dec 23 and said it wasnt so bad .....so I awaited out next hygienist app in Feb 24 and I said let's do this . So the injections are not deep like for a filling or extraction very small ones close to the tooth and honestly dont hurt. I had... Read more ..read more
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I just can't do this, overwhelming anxiety.
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by thewolfsage
1d ago
So I'm 43 and have delt with extreme anxiety ever since I was a kid. I would get therapy and meds for it but I don't have insurance. One this that makes me extremely anxious is the dentist. It's so bad I can't stand it, so I don't go. Hopefully others here can relate. Well, unfortunately I might not have much of a choice in the matter now. The tooth next to my right front tooth broke almost completely off. I have a couple broken teeth, but this one is super noticeable. I want to get it... Read more ..read more
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First time posting. Tooth fell out. Phobia.
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by Barleyboo
1d ago
Ok..... big breath. Truth is I’m beyond terrified of dentists and crying my eyes out writing this. That’s how scared I am. My problem is I have lost 3 quarters of a tooth. I haven’t told anyone - even my husband. He would be so supportive but I feel so ugly and ashamed and if I told him I know that it’s ‘real’ and treatment would be ‘real’. A few years ago I was in so much constant pain I had never felt anything like it. Looking back I don’t know how I coped. I was shaking and had to... Read more ..read more
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2.5 hrs to go. Crawling out of my skin!
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by CrochetMama808
1d ago
In 2.5 hrs I will need to be in a chair to have my bottom back rt molar extracted. I am so nervous im about to throw up and have diarrhea. My fear…getting numb. Having my throat feel numb or my tongue gets numb and I feel like I’m choking. I know they will inject me on the outter and inner side of my tooth and that freaks me out. It’s so close to the throat. I want to cancel. I want to cry. I want to be knocked out for this. I know it’s infected and I know it has to be done. I... Read more ..read more
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First Time Posting - Extraction/Denture Regret
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by DariusPringle
1d ago
Had a full upper extraction on May 1. Immediate dentures provided. Currently on week 7. Week 1, I kept the immediates in for 5 days as directed. It was awful. Constant gagging, trouble speaking, no ability to chew. Since then, I've only been able to keep them in for 10 minutes at a time, max. Went in for an adjustment on week 2, which did nothing. Went in for an adjustment this week. The, "denturist" told me that she cannot add new material, only take it away. This set off alarm... Read more ..read more
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Root canal 26 weeks pregnant
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by mel33
1d ago
Hello, I have a few questions because my anxiety really gets out of control and I don't have a chance to speak with the dentist office before the weekend starts. So the dentist told me I need a root canal treatment in one of my upper premolars.. I need to go in on Tuesday and will be 26 weeks pregnant at that time. I am super scared for the treatment.. I'm afraid it will take too long and I get a panic attack.. I'm also afraid it will hurt.. since I'm also pregnant I'm also extremely... Read more ..read more
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Anxiety over whether or not to get filling
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by catinabox
2d ago
Hi, I've posted here before and found it very helpful, so thank you in advance for any advice! I went to the dentist about a couple weeks ago and got my permanent crown for my root canal finally. I mentioned I was having some on/off again pain around an upper tooth on the left and enquired whether it the pain is caused by something that needs filling or if it's a gum issue. The dentist couldn't see any issues from the outside so took an x-ray but said the x-ray was a little unclear as to... Read more ..read more
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