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

Gentle Dentistry for an Addict in Recovery

I’m in recovery for opioid addiction. I also have dental anxiety. Combining those two things means I can’t have any medication at this moment, like sedation dentistry. I do need dental care so I need to find a way to get through my time in the chair. I haven’t done dental work wRead More

Will Dentists Who “Cater to Cowards” Prescribe Marijuana?

I’ve seen some dentists advertise they “cater to cowards,” but I’m not really sure what that means. I’m not a coward, but I do get really anxious and agitated when I visit the dentist. The last time I went in, I had to have a root canal. It was so bad I haven’t been back… Continue reading Will Dentists Who “Cater to Cowards” Prescribe Marijuana?