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Posts for Category: Sedation Dentist

Dental Accidents: Dentist Cut My Tongue

I have never loved going to the dentist. However, I have not had a horrible experience until my recent appointment. I’d never had a cavity until after my recent pregnancy. I was sick the entire nine months. I ended up needing one dental crown and two fillings by the time I got through the pregnancy […]

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Sensitivity to Novocaine

I am planning on getting dental veneers in a few weeks. A friend of mine got them a month ago, but said she had a reaction to the Novocaine. Her heart beat super fast and she became shaky. Is there a way to avoid this? Katie Dear Katie, The shaking would not be a result […]

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Dental Sedation for Wisdom Teeth Extractions

I have a 22 year old daughter who needs to get her wisdom teeth extracted. One of them is under the bone. I’m terrified of general anesthesia and wondered if regular dental sedation will be okay for her. I don’t want her in unnecessary pain, but I don’t want her in danger either. Karen Dear […]

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Sedation Dentistry for a Recoverying Addict

I was a drug addict for many years. I went to rehab when I realized what I was doing to myself. I was 26 and looked like I was over double that age. I am on methadone maintenance while I deal with my recovery. In the meantime, I am trying to get my body as […]

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Discouraged About My Teeth

Growing up my parents could not afford dental care for us. They tried but there were just too many of us and prices were too high. We only got to go when there were emergencies. As you can imagine, those were painful appointments. Now that I am older and in college, I recently took the […]

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Novocain Does Not Work for Me

I have a weird issue where Novocain doesn’t work for me. My dentist can give me seven shots to no avail and this has happened multiple times. As you can imagine, my dental health is struggling as a result. Why do dentists all use the same kind of numbing medicine? Can I have my dental […]

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High Resistance to Novocaine

I need some advice. I have a very high resistance to Novocaine. It usually takes over ten shots to get me numb and even then the appointment is a bit of a nightmare. Because of these experiences, I tend to avoid the dentist. As you can imagine, this has led to some real problems for […]

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Did Dental Shots Cause My Problem?

I recently had to have a tooth extracted. At the time of the procedure, it took an incredible and excruciating number of shots to get me numb. I lost count at about twelve. Then, a few days later a bone spur appeared. I went back and the dentist took care of that, with more pain […]

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Why Can’t Dentist Get Me Numb?

Can you advise me? I have a lower central incisor that is infected and needs a root canal treatment. My dentist put a paste on it and did six shots. Even with all of that he wasn’t able to get me numb enough for the treatment. He refunded my money and wrote me a prescription […]

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I Can’t Get Through the Door of My Dentist

It has been seven years since I’ve been to a dentist. The last time I tried, I got to the door but when I opened it I had a panic attack and fled. I am in pain and know I need a lot of work. Is there anything to help a person like me? Susan […]

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