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Cavity filling Tuesday morning

Mikey Boy

Mikey Boy

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So I have a cavity filling coming up on Tuesday morning that I’m pretty nervous about I’ve never had one done before my brother tells me that they’re really easy and nothing to worry about which shocker doesn’t help. My girlfriend will be going with me so she will be there with me throughout the appointment, which should help ease my anxiety a bit just wondering if anybody can give me advice as to what to expect. Thanks in advance.
 
It never takes as long as I think it’s going to— it’s actually a really quick process. Normally what happens is that the dentist comes in and gives you a shot to numb your mouth. But it takes a few minutes for it to take effect, so in my experience, they step out and see another patient, then come back in a few minutes later. That’s the hardest part!! Because you’re sitting there with your mouth getting progressively more numb, just anxious for the work to start. But then the dentist will come back in and say “okay, I’ll lay the chair back and get to work” and then you just close your eyes and try to ignore the noises. Then it doesn’t take too long and they’re done!
 
It never takes as long as I think it’s going to— it’s actually a really quick process. Normally what happens is that the dentist comes in and gives you a shot to numb your mouth. But it takes a few minutes for it to take effect, so in my experience, they step out and see another patient, then come back in a few minutes later. That’s the hardest part!! Because you’re sitting there with your mouth getting progressively more numb, just anxious for the work to start. But then the dentist will come back in and say “okay, I’ll lay the chair back and get to work” and then you just close your eyes and try to ignore the noises. Then it doesn’t take too long and they’re done!
OK cool the shots really don’t bother me all that much. I’m just worried or I should say anxious for the actual work itself. I’m also having impressions done for a bridge that’s going to sit on my bottom teeth. I’m kind of scared about that cause I’ve only heard horror stories of impressions.
 
So everything went well at the dentist today he ended up not doing a cavity filling because it was for a tooth that didn’t need a cavity filling so we just did an impression today i go back next week to try it on and then I will get it in two weeks Kind of bummed because I thought he was doing a cavity filling on a tooth that has an open cavitie right now but he didn’t do that so I’ll need to reschedule for that
 
So I went ahead and scheduled another cavity filling for January 2 at 8 AM. This will be the cavity that is sitting in the back top right and is broken open so I will be getting that taken care of which I’m happy about.
 
Hi @Mikey Boy, great to read about your progress so far - you've come such a long way! Thanks for the updates 👍
 
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