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How to deal with terror surrounding dentists.

I'm terrified of going to the dentist. I need significant amounts of dental work. I am having difficulty with my dental providers insurance and have the option to switch insurance providers, but have no idea how to navigate this emotionally, or financially. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Nov 11, 2013 - 14 answers

Should my seven-year-old son's dentist knock him out?

Just got home from a dentist appointment with my seven-year-old son. Five of his baby teeth are crowding the rest of his teeth and need to be extracted very soon. But he's extremely anxious at the dentist, and after today's ordeal, they're recommending putting him completely under using IV sedation with an on-site MD. I had IV sedation for my wisdom teeth, and it was amazing, but I'm flat-out terrified to knock out my little boy. He's never had anesthesia of any kind. Is it worth doing? Are there any risks or caveats I should know? Would it be better to stick with oral anasthetic? Help!
posted by waxpancake on Jan 3, 2012 - 26 answers

What are dental implants like?

I'm getting dental implants. Walk me through this. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Oct 29, 2010 - 22 answers

These mythical awesome dentist -- where do I find one?

How do you find a dentist who is good with very anxious patients? Is it appropriate to ask, when making the appointment, if he’s willing to prescribe a sedative and/or use gas? I hear (often on askme) that people have marvelous, caring dentists who are willing to do whatever is necessary to make them comfortable, but where do you find one? I’ve got this list of dentists covered by my insurance, I need one that can fill my cavities without leaving me in hysterics, and I don’t know how to go about discovering who that will be. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Oct 6, 2010 - 14 answers

How to encourage my BF to go to the dentist?

How can I encourage my BF to go to the dentist without pissing him off? Anonymous because he's a lurker/aspiring MeFite. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 28 answers

Recommend a dentist in Denver

I'm scared to death of going to the dentist. I have a lot of problems with my teeth and gums, mostly as a result of avoiding appointments for the last few years. I am ready to face the music and make an appointment now to get my teeth fixed, but I'd like recommendations for a gentle, non-judgmental (and not too expensive?) dentist in the Denver metro area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Help. I'm a pansy.

This is so shameful. I haven't seen a dentist since 2005. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 - 45 answers

One pill makes you smaller, and one pill makes you normal...

Is off label use of Beta Blockers for me? Will a doctor I've seen once be willing to prescribe a short supply? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 9 answers

6 year old needs to have his tooth extracted. Any advice?

My 6 year old needs to have a tooth extracted for medical reasons tommorrow. Any tips/advice that my wife and I can use to ease the anxiety pre-pull? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Dental sedation anxiety.

Help me allay my specific dental fear: sedation. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Apr 27, 2006 - 26 answers

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