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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    My dentist offers a special service for those who are uncomfortable in a dentist's office. I tried it out and I like it. The appointment is made first thing in the morning, so there is no time spent in the waiting room listening to the drill. Once settled into the chair, the assistant hands you a pair of huge noise-cancelling headphones and asks you to select a type of music. Then she hands you a little volume control device.

    After the procedure, if anesthetic was used, they have some recovery rooms next door, out of the range to hear drills and they check on you and tell you when it is safe to drive home.

    It's all very well thought out.
    That sound very good!
    My best friend is terrified of going to the dentist..
    Once when we were about 14, her mum could't go with her, so I went. I could hear her screaming at the top of her lungs!
    We only had to walk 1 street back to my house..
    We giggled about it later, as she sat there dribbling waiting for her mum to pick her up after work..

    I can't blame her for screaming. She had several root canals before she was even 18.
    She got hit in the gob with a canoe when she was little and it had messed up her teeth.
    She has had it all fixed now; pulled, filled, braces etc. But she ended up in that chair so often, I can imagine she is scared of the dentist!

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    What happened to you ?

    Oh, I got hit In the gob with a canoe...

    Sorry... but...


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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    What happened to you ?

    Oh, I got hit In the gob with a canoe...

    Sorry... but...

    I know.. How unlikely is that!

    Sad it left permanent scars though.
    The teeth got fixed, but she was left with scars on her upper lip though..

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    Lady J

    your dentist can give you medication prior to your appointment to keep you calm and keep your blood pressure down.
    I'm not referring to the gas at the time of the appt. I never have the gas knock out.

    I have had meds to stay calm prior to my appt.

    I'm scared to death going to a dentist
    I've had too many horrible experiences with dental work

    one example - root canal & the dentist left the drill bit in my jaw - finished & completed the work on that tooth - on my way out he tells me about the drill bit.
    The out come - surgery to remove that tooth I was trying to save.

    Has any one ever crossed the border to Mexico for dental work?

    I have - I've never had a problem and the cost difference is huge.
    in fact I'm planning to go to Mexico for more work.
    U.S. quote $1800.00 for one tooth - Mexico charged me $120.00.
    My sister had false teeth made in Mexico
    She had teeth pulled & beautiful set of false teeth made for $ 475.00 total.

    it's worth the travel

    Patsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chloe_88 View Post
    I know.. How unlikely is that!

    Sad it left permanent scars though.
    The teeth got fixed, but she was left with scars on her upper lip though..
    I wasn't laughing at her discomfort but the way you put It.

    I would have said something like ' a canoeing accident left her with broken teeth' but ' hit In the gob with a canoe' just cracked me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chloe_88 View Post
    I love my current dentist! So to the point (and always on time!)
    The time it took from me walking in, having it pulled and back ouside again was 7 minutes!
    Bloody wonderful!

    I would never trade this dentist in for another!
    WOW! I could not resist to reply...how can you in 7 minutes walk into a dentist office, get a wisdom tooth pulled and not have it packed to avoid infection? that is just amazing!! No wonder it was bloody wonderful!!!

    no offense....that just astounds me.

    I had my wisdom teeth pulled at the age of 25 and looked like a chipmunk for about 4 days after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I had a dentist back in Arkansas who was great. His hygienist was professional and thorough, and friendly, they were an easy walk from my house.
    The first dentist I tried here was all wrong. They had a large open area where all the patients are in a big room and the dentist and hygienists all talked to each other incessantly, and we the patients, were merely something to occupy their hands while they chatted. Sort of like the quilt at a quilting bee.
    I am looking for a new dentist.
    Even thou my dentist office is high tec... I must say there is no conversations and everyone is focused on Your teeth; very professional. The panels in the open room are about 7' high so you can not see any one else and the only sound you can hear are the drills. Yikkes!!! I hate them.

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    Chloe it sounds like you don't like the idea of a woman dentist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jones jones View Post
    "I can't believe you pay someone so much money to make you feel miserable!! (Well at least for a few hours.)"

    I know quite a few people who do this for free.
    so do I Baby...but I prefer to avoid them!

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    My dentist takes my mothers blood pressure because of her age and the fact that she is on blood pressure medication, but they don't take mine.

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