I am still in my 20s and have very bad teeth. This all started because I have a high resistance to Novocain. This made every dental appointment a nightmare of an experience. As a result, I have neglected my teeth. I want to take charge of my oral health. Do you have any advice for… Continue reading High Resistance to Novocain
I am a recovering opiate addict. They have me on methadone maintenance to help. I’ve had a problem with my teeth for a long time and now would like to catch up on my dental care. Unfortunately, the last time I went in for dental care, the dentist refused to give me any pain meds… Continue reading Dental Care for Recovering Addicts
I have a hard time going to the dentist. I’ve pretty much been going only when I have to. The last two times, things were so bad I lost teeth. If I keep going this way, I’ll need dentures before I’m 40. What do you recommend? Lisa Dear Lisa,
I need some advice. I had a dental implant placed and the oral surgeon perforated the sinus cavity by a few millimeters. He thought that would be no big deal and then prescribed Flonase. He also instructed me to not blow my nose and to only sneeze with my mouth open. Then, it turned out… Continue reading Sinus Perforation with a Dental Implant
I need some advice. I had to have a tooth extracted. The whole process was a nightmare. It took so so many shots to get me numb. I lost count at eleven. I wanted to stop, but he was sure he could get me numb. Eventually, he did but it was sheer torture until them.… Continue reading Tortured Before Getting Numb
I’m upset about my last appointment. Let me preface this by saying I am a sedation veteran. If it is anything except a cleaning, I use sedation. Because of that, I usually don’t need a lot of serious care and I’ve never had a problem in the past, so this took me by surprise. I&#Read… Continue reading Lost a Tooth During Sedation Procedure
I’m concerned that I need sedation dentistry and will have to switch dentists. I am always a coward at the dentist but last Wednesday was worse than ever. I had a panic attack in the waRead More
I have an upper left molar that cracked. The tooth has had 4 fillings over the past 15 years or so, but now it is just shot. On my last dental cleaning appointment which was 2 years ago my dentist told me that the tooth looked weak. 2 days ago while I was eating an… Continue reading Can I get sedation dentistry if I’m narcoleptic?
Not once have I received anesthesia and not thrown up after surgery. I get so sick to my stomach and it takes a day or two for it to settle. I am concerned that if I get sedation at a dentist’s appt I will be throwing up so much that the dentist can’t get anything… Continue reading Anesthesia makes me throw up so how will I get through a dental appt with sedation?
I know that removing teeth is a simple thing but I need to get 3 primary teeth surgically removed. The adult ones never came in. I want dental implants to replace them. I know that removing them is no big deal but I have a huge problem with going to the dentist and having anything… Continue reading How much pain to get teeth surgically removed? Can the dentist sedate me?