You can go to your dr and tell them you have a massive dental phobia, they can prescribe something to calm you down like valium. If you need it..
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25-01-2013 10:24 #11
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Purple Lily (25-01-2013)
25-01-2013 11:03 #12
Re: Tooth Extraction
Sweetseven what a horrible experience! Thank you for sharing The doctor was useless, he gave me a prescription for panadiene forte and refused to give me antibiotics because the page he looked up said pregnant women cant have antibiotics. It really feels like an infection but he kept repeating pregnant lady cant have antibiotics. He said something about risk vs outcome. Yeah because having an infection in my mouth and the stress of the pain is so good for my baby aswell So panadiene forte takes most of the sting away but it still constantly throbs and stings every now and then.
We have had such a hard week money wise and have no savings so we called every dental surgery and they all said we couldnt do a payment plan because they had all been burned by non payers before. I understand but that makes it hard for the honest people Anyway we rang the hospital aswell and they said they have no dentist but there is a government funded one if you have a healthcare card. Well I found out last week that cl cut me off that because DH earns too much. We arent even classed as a middle income family. It seems we earn too much but it feels like not enough since we struggle every week and thats with cutting back on absolutely everything.
ANYWAY the very last surgery we called was lovely and said it will cost around $300 and they are happy for us to pay $200 on the day (tuesday) and to pay the rest after DH gets paid on thursday. They know Im pregnant and said theres no problems there so although Im terrified I just want to sort this tooth out
Thanks again for all your help and kind words ladies, I really appreciate it And sorry for the rant Im highly emotional today.
19-03-2013 06:00 #13
Hi purple lily
Just wondering how it all worked out in the end. In sitting here in bed with 4 hours until I can take more pain killers as I've had the maximum amount and the pain us excruciating. I just can't even sit still.
I to am absolutely petrified of the dentist can't even make the appointment without tears but the pain is that bad I actually can't wait to go.
So yeah just wondering what they ended up doing
19-03-2013 08:18 #14
Im so sorry you're going through so much pain, Its awful Isnt it Ive been meaning to update so thank you for bumping and I hope I can make you feel better about going to the dentist
So as much as I wanted to just not show up to my dentist appointment and fantasising about running away from it I went in for my appointment and Im so glad I did. The pain was unbearable and like you Meesha I had was living on pain killers.
So the dentist was awesome I explained my fear of the dentist and he assured me a million times I wouldn't feel any pain. He was honest and told me about the pulling feeling as the tooth is being extracted and the yukky sound it makes. At first he used these things that looked like firm ear buds which were red. With these he pressed them into the roof of my mouth around the tooth to completely numb the area...tasted like cherry It was a strange feeling being numbed and I thought I would freak out about having to hold my mouth open really wide for so long (I have a bad gag reflex!) but no problems there.
When he grabbed the local I made sure I didnt look because Ive heard the needle can be a bit scary looking. Its just the apparatus that is quite big from what a pp said. Anyway I felt a slight sting when it went in but other than that it was just awkward having the apparatus pressing in my mouth...there was no pain other than the initial sting Then we waited for it to kick in and poked around the area asking me if I could feel anything which I couldn't.
He then said he would cut my tooth in two to make it easier him to extract which made me feel reassured. Not sure how often this is done he just said it was easier because of where my tooth was and the state it was in. So I had the nurse suctioning while he cut my tooth. It was soooo loud but I didn't feel a thing. Then he made sure I knew it was time to take the tooth and again told me about the pulling and sound.
There was no pain at all!!!!! The pulling feeling felt like my jaw was trying to clamp shut but not once did I feel any bit of pain. The sound of the tooth coming out did sound a bit yukky but It honestly wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be.
Afterwards I was given some gauze (plus spares for home) to bite down on to stop the bleeding. Gums bleed a fair bit but mine barely bled. He went through how to take care of the wound and off I went. I was in and out of there within 25 minutes and if he didn't have to cut my tooth I probably would have only been in there for 15 minutes!
The local completely wore off after about 2 hours and I was expecting to at least be in mild pain but to my susprise I didn't have any at all. It was awkward getting used to no tooth being there especially since I favoured that side with chewing but after about 2 weeks I could chew on that side again
So basically after all the stress and anxiety I put myself through I ended up going and I had a really positive experience. I have a massive dentist phobia so honestly Im still suprised I made it to my appointment. But in the end the pain was so unbearable and I couldn't eat, drink or look after my DS properly so I knew It was no way to live and I just had to do it. I don't really know how I got there but all I can say is you will not regret going I really promise you that. Having tooth pain is awful and I truly understand being terrified of the dentist (I was there) but I guess I just kept imagining life without that awful pain and knew I had to do it.
Something I did think about to get me through it all was imagining that feeling of relief walking out of the dentist after having it done. And this is probably going to sound silly but it honestly felt amazing to overcome such a huge fear of mine and I almost felt invincible! I walked out of there so proud of myself and if it helps maybe you could plan to go out for a nice lunch or something a few days later or buy yourself something a little special...just as a reward for taking such a huge step and overcoming your fear
So basically I promise you that there was no pain!!! There was a slight sting with the local going in but that was it I really hope my story has made you feel a little bit better, I know the replies I got in here were so helpful to me I just hope my story can ease some of your worry
Oh and Im really sorry about the huge ramble Im on my phone in bed
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19-03-2013 13:56 #15
so glad to hear purple lilly, I have often wondered how you went. So glad it went smoothly. 99times out of 100 it does
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20-03-2013 13:46 #16
Yay purple lily I did it. I vomited twice and had to have two lots of anaesthetic but the tooth is gone. Just waiting for the numbness to wear off to see if the pains gone
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Purple Lily (20-03-2013)
20-03-2013 14:19 #17
Thanks 1crazymoose for thinking of me And thank you so much for taking time out of your day to reply your post was so helpful
Wohoo Meesha! Im glad you went I really am. Have been checking in here for an update from you so thanks! That sucks about the vomitting but Im so glad you got it done in the end Now lots of rest and hopefully you don't have any pain at all! The way I saw it once my tooth was out was that I had already dealt with so much pain from it that if I did get some after pains it will go and the hardest part is over
22-03-2013 21:27 #18
I am glad you everything is fine now you were super brave! And I am glad it went well for you chicken xx
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