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]
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!
I'm getting dental implants. Walk me through this. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
This is so shameful. I haven't seen a dentist since 2005. [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me allay my specific dental fear: sedation. [more inside]