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Dental Update...

Have a dental appointment tomorrow at 2.30.

They've booked me in for an extended session so they can do the filling at the same time.

The last time I was at the dentist was (I've now worked out) 18 years ago. Curse my stipide phobia over needles :(

Anyway, I've gone private at it wasn't all that expensive in the end (alot cheaper than I was expecting actually) so hopefully they'll be a bit more sympathetic to my fears. Atleast their receptionist was.

F**k I'm going to be sweating it out for the next 26 hours until the appointment :(

EDIT: I tried ringing the dental laser surgery clinic all morning but no one was picking up so I've ended up with the driller-killer method again. Would have liked to have seen how much they charged for laser treatment but I also need this done asap so they loose out (to be honest I probably couldn't have afforded them anyway...)

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incandescens
Aug. 21st, 2006 10:56 am (UTC)
Much sympathy. I need to make a dental appointment myself and am not looking forward to it. :P
imagnocean
Aug. 21st, 2006 11:20 am (UTC)
Aw mate.

Ask the dentist to tell you before he/she is going to use the needle and then close your eyes until they've taken it out of your range of sight. It really isn't all that bad.

I hadn't been to a dentists for 10 years and then I went, was told my teeth were fine except for my wisdom tooth (which was giving me jip and was the reason I went in the first place). The second appointment, they pulled the bugger out under local anaesthetic and all was fine. I proudly have my tooth by my desk at home. XD

My phobia of dentists is the silliest - it's not the needles or drills, it's because I got told off by one when I was very young and they scared me really badly. :(

Also, invest in a sonic toothbrush and a hummingbird flosser. They work wonders!
smescrater
Aug. 21st, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
Should have mentioned this at GenCon really, but barring my life as FanBoyDave's henchman, in my alternate life, I'm also an IT spod (surprise), and a NLP practitioner. The last is probably of the most interest since there's a couple of things we can do to ease the needle thing and make dentists trips and the like somewhat easier.

All will be fine I'm sure, however give me a prod and I'll assist moving you past any negativity you've got associated with needles.

Smes.
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