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Dental phobia

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Mohawk600, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. studenygreg

    studenygreg Active Member

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    What office are you going to? I work for a company that virtually plans implant placement, 3d prints surgical guides and makes provisional (temporary) restorations. If they happen to use our company maybe I will come across your case.

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  2. oldag

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    Hate the dentist office. Good pain management by the dentist helps.
     
  3. BillFairbanks

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    Good luck. I hate going to the dentist. I have sinus problems which causes me to have trouble breathing.


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  4. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Well-Known Forum Sponsor

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    I'm a specialist so I don't offer cleanings, root canals, fillings, etc. We do surgery, most with deep IV sedation or general anesthesia.

    Been meaning to make a video about sedation. Sedation is just like alcohol. You drink 1 beer or 24 beers and the effects will be different. Most dentists are only allowed to give up to moderate sedation which is a nice drunk but you're still arousable & mostly coherent.

    The OP will have moderate sedation with Versed & fentanyl. It's not common to put someone very deep with only Versed & fentanyl. It's also difficult to keep someone very deep, meaning unarousable & without reflexes, for hours with only Versed & fentanyl. You can have light to moderate sedation with pills as well.

    If you to truly be "knocked out" with no memory or awareness now you're talking deep sedation & general anesthesia. The best way to keep someone that deep for long periods, hours, is with anesthetic gasses in an OR.

    Just like drunks, some people fight & some people cry under moderate sedation. You either have to put people deeper or let them wake up a little if that starts happening.

    Last thing is safety. You want doctors that practice emergency drills & staff that have a clue. The general public isn't going to know how to tell if someone is safe. If a dentist brings in an anesthesia doctor to sedate people I would want it to be an MD. Another option is a surgery center with a real OR. A few dentists have privileges to work in an OR.

    Greg Baber in Uvalde is a general dentist with full hospital privileges. He can treat you in a hospital OR while you are totally out. No twilight sleep, we're talking the real deal.
     
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  5. studenygreg

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    I was under anesthesia when I got my wisdom teeth out while in the USAF. I hit on the dental assistant and became violent when the wouldnt let me walk to the car or drive home. I also demanded my friend stop by Burger King to get a burger. I chewed a nice hole in my cheek and had fun irrigating burger out of my sockets. In short make sure someone whomever goes with you can handle/take care of you.

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  6. robertc1024

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    Remind me to not take you drinking.
     
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  7. studenygreg

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    I dont really drink. I dislike feeling like poop the next day.

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  8. Texasjack

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    I used to be fine with the dentist, but the past few years it has become a real struggle. I thought about asking the dentist if they can prescribe a "happy pill" to get through the procedure. When they get done with even a cleaning, I feel like I ran a marathon.
     
  9. satx78247

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    Mohawk600,

    Truth is that I certainly DO after a "bush dentist"/"butcher" OCONUS, who pulled 2 molars with a shot of (TERRIBLE) Scotch as an "anesthetic". = HURT like H.

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  10. Brains

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    Yikes. Mine were relatively uneventful, I did my wisdom teeth under a local too. Lowers were impacted, that was neat experiencing how much force it took to break them. Pretty darned loud in your head when they snap. My g/f at the time was a dental assistant, she's the one who clued me in that a tea bag will help clot a wound. I had a bleeder that just didn't want to stop on its own.
     


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