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tazey

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Is there an alternative? a non medical person (who works at the hospital) told me there's a gel or cream they can use,if so what is it called so I can check the ingredients? (I'm in the uk)
 
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No. Gel or cream can be used to numb the surface but not the teeth.
 
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Injections do not have to be painful at all, @tazey. I know your dental team hasn‘t had awakened your trust up to now, but many dentists are familiar with techniques to make the delivery of anesthetic comfortable.
 
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I had the gel when I had a root canal done by an endodontist - I think it is mainly used for children, but I am really scared of needles. I was able to get through the injections, even the one in the roof of my mouth, by concentrating on my breathing, squeezing something in my hand (I brought one of my cat’s bean-bag toys), and also keeping in my mind that they were going to mean the treatment was pain-free.
 
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I remember being deathly afraid of the anesthetic needles and wouldn't let any dentist near me with them.. my childhood dentist only used nitrious and no needles which was torturous basically. haven't had nitrous since. I kept those needles at bay until I was in dire straights needing some work from severe pain in a tooth and a dentist said I will not do the work if you don't let me give you this anesthetic and promised to be kind about it. Well. the way he said it was respectful, he took his time and Im glad I got the work needed done as I got relief.. as a first needle experience it wasn't bad. Never saw the guy again as I moved from college.. but.. I'm glad I took a huge step out of my comfort zone.. not easy..

You are a very strong person Tazey I personally think the needle is well worth it to get out of pain but it took me a long time and some very patient dentists to help me come to that conclusion.. Right now it seems as you have mentioned you feel unheard and basically unregarded and I'd be afraid to have any needles by that person.
 
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I remember being deathly afraid of the anesthetic needles and wouldn't let any dentist near me with them.. my childhood dentist only used nitrious and no needles which was torturous basically. haven't had nitrous since. I kept those needles at bay until I was in dire straights needing some work from severe pain in a tooth and a dentist said I will not do the work if you don't let me give you this anesthetic and promised to be kind about it. Well. the way he said it was respectful, he took his time and Im glad I got the work needed done as I got relief.. as a first needle experience it wasn't bad. Never saw the guy again as I moved from college.. but.. I'm glad I took a huge step out of my comfort zone.. not easy..

You are a very strong person Tazey I personally think the needle is well worth it to get out of pain but it took me a long time and some very patient dentists to help me come to that conclusion.. Right now it seems as you have mentioned you feel unheard and basically unregarded and I'd be afraid to have any needles by that person.
They had a cancellation so have an appointment Monday now (still have one in feb but they said something about 6 appointments till i don't know what?) there's no way I'm having it done+I've said it enough times i hate needles you cant/don't just get over a phobia.
 
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I ALWAYS have the numbing jell. I make sure I ask for it, just in case they think I can do without it.
It really helps with the initial sting of the local anaesthetic. The periodontist who placed my implants had the best injecting technique ever; he jelled my gums and injected a small amount of anaesthetic, went away and did something else and then came back and gave me a bit more. He did this a couple of times and the experience was totally pain free, even the one in the palate (which is only given for surgery). Once you are numbed up you do not feel a thing.

Good luck on Monday. Do you know what they are doing?
 
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I ALWAYS have the numbing jell. I make sure I ask for it, just in case they think I can do without it.
It really helps with the initial sting of the local anaesthetic. The periodontist who placed my implants had the best injecting technique ever; he jelled my gums and injected a small amount of anaesthetic, went away and did something else and then came back and gave me a bit more. He did this a couple of times and the experience was totally pain free, even the one in the palate (which is only given for surgery). Once you are numbed up you do not feel a thing.

Good luck on Monday. Do you know what they are doing?
Thanks,no not really+it's first thing which isn't good as I don't sleep a lot so have to be up super early to get there.
 
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