Do you have dental phobia?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Do you have dental phobia?
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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 10:40pm

Do you have dental phobia?



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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-20-2007
Wed, 04-07-2010 - 2:21am
I am terrified of dentists. I always have been. The last time I went I had an abscessed tooth and the dentist had to prescribe me Valium to take before I even went there. Doctors don't frighten me nearly as much as dentists do.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Wed, 04-07-2010 - 8:09am

Just terrified.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 12:30am

It's a whole scary and painful cycle, isn't it?

That is so very kind of your dentist! Very caring and understanding!

I took my nephew a dental appointment when he had to have his first procedure for a dental cavity. The dentist specializes in paediatric dentistry, and she was very good! She made him laugh, then she quietly explained what she was going to do. She told him that whenever he felt that she had to stop, or whenever he felt that it hurt or felt weird, to raise his hand. She kept talking to him and explaining throughout the procedure, and he did raise his hand a couple of times but it all went well. I think she also gave him a mirror so that he could see what was going on, as opposed to imagining the worst things that were going on.