Welcome! This is an online support group for anyone who is very afraid of dentistry or who suffers with dental phobia. Please note that this is NOT a dental problems forum! You can find a list of them here.
Hi all! I had a successful root canal retreatment two weeks ago and tomorrow I am going to get the crown placed. The dentist mentioned that I might have to get a little bit of my gum laser removed for the crown to be able to fit on. Although she is a wonderful dentist, she is not the best at...
Anything is possible... the problem is that it could be quite painful and traumatic, which is why local anaesthetic is used in the first place . Honestly, any discomfort from administering the local should be minimal with a good injection technique.
If the filling is so shallow that no discomfort is expected, the decay may be at a very early stage. In that case, it might still be possible to remineralise it by adapting your diet and taking extra care when cleaning your teeth. So it may be worth asking your dentist about this if they say no numbing is needed.
@letsconnect I don't think there really small one . I have had them for 3 years now . I just was to nervous for it to get them taken care of and now there starting to cause some pain . I would rather go through anything else then rather getting an injection .
It sounds like your bad past experience has put you off injections altogether, when the problem was probably just that particular dentist not being good at giving them. Really sorry about your awful experience - that shouldn't have happened to you .
Is there any way you could discuss your fears regarding injections with your new dentist? Ask your dentist how they make sure the injections are comfortable. If they don't know, or say it’s not possible, it's time to find another dentist who does.
Actually, we've got a whole page on this topic here on the website, if you're interested (it's quite detailed):
@letsconnect thank you I be sure to check that page out. I have tried two different ones already because they didn't know what they were doing . So I will se how this goes in few weeks since they told me that I need them done all I worry about it has started to cause an issue of worrying so much that I can't focus on anything .
I took some advice and talked to them about the my fear and he that it would make it really easy but, I couldn't do it without being numb because them a little to far . It makes feel a little better ,hopefully it goes well in two weeks, fingers crossed
Hey, made it through with the appointment I got done a couple of hours ago but wasn't feeling super well afterwards . But over all it went okay . I went back and the assistant went to go get the dentist to do the numbing ... They use the gel left it on for a few minutes and then did three shots . One in the back and two in the front ( those two hurt the worst ) . I was thinking I was done with the shots so I calmed my nerves down . Five to 10 mins later he came back and asked if I was numb , yes I was ... Surprise he came back with four more shots. I could feel it but it didn't hurt like the frist set did . Then he started to do the drilling and fillings . We got to the last one and that was probably the worst one out of all three . The assistant kept pulling the side of my mouth harder and harder . I think I'm going to end up going back becuse he didn't fill in one the front tooth all they way like it super rough on the back and has bumps. My mouth is still pretty score from the shots .
@letsconnect , thank you, it feel a little better . It just sollown where he gave them . Which there alot of concerning how many he gave me .
Okay , I am going give to give a few to see if it goes away if not then I will talk to them . My family leave for vacation next week so if it doesn't feel any better then when we get I'll give them a call . Thank you for all the help