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Dentist phobia

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4EVRHSP

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You're brave for facing this fear for the better good of your health, well done. I was exactly in the same boat. I knew my teeth had to be fixed, i could sense there was something wrong. Turned out I had about 6 holes which had to be filled, some more urgent than others. I've learnt my lesson now. I floss everyday and brush twice without fail. Prevention is always better than cure.
 
WillC1

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Don't be fear... When you are visit dentist, then you can imagine which you like most..
 
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I have a massive phobia about the dentist yet I've made an appointment for Monday as I have toothache and have had for a couple of months now which is getting worse
Researches and studies state that around 20-30 million people in Canada alone suffer from some form of dental anxiety. It means the fear of the dentist is incredibly common nowadays! Ask your friends and family or find some doctor who specializes in treating anxious patients. I think sedation dentistry might be right for you. I'm an IT professional in Edmonton. I was suffering from severe toothache. I had anxiety about seeing the dentist. I was embarrassed about my bad teeth. But it’s also the part of their a dentist's profession to deal with such damaged teeth and help you get them as healthy. When I went to the dental clinic they couldn't find any external problem. So they gave me painkillers and sent me back. I took dental x-rays and later came to know that it was because of the erupting wisdom tooth. I am planning to remove that tooth next week.
 
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I also have dental phobia, particularly in time for when I had my tooth extracted on Monday.

The actual treatment wasn't the problem, that was relatively easier, it was the recovery aftermath, ! anyway in advance of the appointment, I took my anxiety med Pregabalin dose, at 75ml, and worked, I was less anxious by the turn of the appointment and when when I returned home!

So if in any anxiety about dental doubt, and you might have to see a GP or p doc for this, get pregabalin prescribed, wriitten up, and that will of big preventative anxiety help, worked for me!
 
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Researches and studies state that around 20-30 million people in Canada alone suffer from some form of dental anxiety.
Given that the population of Canada is around 35 million, it's quite hard to believe that almost every Canadian fears the dentist! :O
 
Gothic Christian

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I didn't think about the dentist...I hate going to the dentist cause usually he has to do some major work on my teeth---I recently had a crown done, I always have to have laughing gas when I go see the dentist cause I start to panic if I don't have any gas..I don't think I know anybody that loves going to the dentist..ARGH!!! :scared:
 
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I don't think it's necessarily something that people will love, just like no one will love going to the hospital or paying tax - it's simply something that needs to be done for our wellbeing :)
 
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I have this also

can't remember the last time I went to see one
 
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