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Dentists are scary
One is about to drill my tooth. Funny how childish and frightened I feel about this prospect.... Well not a good kind of funny but you know what I mean. My tummy hurts. I wanna go home! I'm dentalphobic.
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itsmika From: itsmika Date: November 17th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm no longer phobic since I found a really nice dentista. She gives me nitrous (?), has me wear headphones with a cd player and the chair has a massage unit on it. There are even stuffed animals to hold if you need one ;-)

I hope it doesn't turn out as bad as you anticipate!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 18th, 2004 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Really?! Is this dentist anywhere near Troy/Royal Oak?
itsmika From: itsmika Date: November 18th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, on Long Lake road just east of woodward. Her name is Francine Greenfield - she is great!! The staff is really nice too.

Email me if you need a reference, or more detail ;-)

mikapisika is my name on the Y! service - also on the Y!messenger
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: November 17th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
i know a couple people that go to a sedation dentist. lemme know if you want the info (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 18th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure, yes, although I dunno if one would take my insurance. Can't hurt to ask!

Hope you're feeling better today. Being sick sucks.
geekjul From: geekjul Date: November 17th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
My method of getting over dentist phobia was to find a really hot dentist. And he smells good. Good luck!
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: November 17th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, get over it.

When I was a kid my orthodontist broke my jaw to expand it and make more room for my teeth.

Nothing a mere dentist does can frighten me.
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: November 17th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel your pain. I am dentistphobic as well, even though I now have a really great dentist and it hardly ever hurts! I get nauseous and panicky every time I have to go.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 18th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that's precisely the problem. It doesn't really hurt much at all, and I've endured much worse. But just the thought of going gets me freaked out -- it's all mental.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: November 18th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Hugs, hope it went great.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: November 18th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Ask for nitrous oxide it not only relaxes you it blocks out the smell of hot tooth.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 18th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
This dentist doesn't use it. Which makes me rethink my decision to go with her, although I like her otherwise...
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: November 18th, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Whatever you do...

...do NOT watch "Little Shop of Horrors" before going for your next appointment. I have a cousin who is a dentist (however he no longer practices, moving to the wonderful world of dental insurance) and he thought this movie gave the dental profession a bad name, even if it was caricaturish. :)
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