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Posts for Category: Sedation Dentist

Will I Lose My Memories with Dental Sedation?

I have a pretty extreme phobia of the dentist. They recommended I use dental sedation. At first, I was cool with that. But, then they told me that I would probably not even remember the appointment. Not to sound paranoid or anything, but that sort of terrifies me just as much. I was embarrassed to […]

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How Much Work Can I Have Done at Once?

I need two root canal treatments, four fillings, and two dental crowns. Is it possible to get this all done in one appointment? I have neglected my dental care in the past and am trying very hard to get this back to healthy. Caryn, Dear Caryn, How exciting that you are getting your oral health […]

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I’m Losing Teeth Because Of My Fear

I haven’t been to the dentist in years because of early childhood trauma. I was too difficult for dentists after that and my parents sort of gave up on taking me. As an adult, I continued the tradition. Now I have a tooth that is so decayed I am certain it will have to come […]

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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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