Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Out

When I was younger my dentist told me that I would need my wisdom teeth taken out. I have a small fear of the dentist so I decided against it. Now I am 33 years old and one of them has started to hurt pretty bad. My dentist when I was younger said that the… Continue reading Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Out

High Resistance to Novocain

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

My Crown Feels Weird

I don’t like going to the dentist. Because I avoided it, I ended up having to get a root canal treatment and a dental crown. It’s felt weird from the beginning, but my dentist said that is just because I’m not used to the new crown. I decided to give it a few weeks, but… Continue reading My Crown Feels Weird

Dental Implants with Gum Disease

I spend most of my life without dental insurance, which I’ve used as an excuse to not go. I realize now that I do have dental insurance, it was more that I’m afraid of the dentist than anything else. Even after I had insurance it took me a while to go in. I went in… Continue reading Dental Implants with Gum Disease

I’m Afraid I’ll Need Dentures

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,

Dentist Wants Me to do Extra Appointments

I’m not sure what to do. I finally get up the courage to go see the dentist and he tells me I need to come in extra because of my gums. This seems like a scam to me. I can understand getting my cavities fixed, but my gums seem fine, they’re just higher than other… Continue reading Dentist Wants Me to do Extra Appointments

Tortured Before Getting Numb

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