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How do you psych yourself up for the dentist.....
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Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 05:26:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
.....when you're scared to DEATH to go? I have a filling that fell out in 1989. Yup 1989. The tooth is now a shell. I have pampered it and worked with it for what....fourteen years? It is just now gettin' to the point where it is sending signals that it is plannning on making my life a living hel*. I think I'm being very reasonable. I know this man is going to hurt me. I do not want to go. I'd almost rather tie a snatch chain to it and yank it out with the tractor.


Darryl    Posted 03-03-2003 at 16:31:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
" Your spouse may leave you, your kids may come to hate you, your family may disown you, your dog may run off. But the pain will always be with you. Pain is your friend. Make friends with the pain." ......
Kuk Sool Won Master Marlin Simms

;^)

I recently went to the jawbuster after a ten-year hiatus. No cavities! None! Nada! Zip! They acted real upset that I got away clean and proceeded with the big "you've been lucky" lecture. Now they want me in there every six months! Sure, right! Once a year maybe, but I think that six-month thing is strictly a money-maker.


Cindi    Posted 03-04-2003 at 03:26:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I brush my teeth/floss twice a day. I go when something hurts that's it. I don't beleive in 'well' checkups.


Stan ETenn    Posted 03-03-2003 at 14:16:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They put a numbing agent on a cue-tip, apply to the gums, becomes slightly numb, then they give you a novacaine, I guess, shot. Shortly they do their business. It's no big deal compared to 10 or 15 years ago.I almost go to sleep during the procedure. Most attention I get laying down in a long time. After it's over you'll realize the worry or nervousness was the biggest deal. Grin and bear it!


Les    Posted 03-03-2003 at 11:55:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll go to the dentist for you if you'll go to the ophthalmologist for me.
";^)


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 13:12:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Isn't that an I doctor? You bet, deal. Proctologist, uh uh.


donna in wv    Posted 03-03-2003 at 11:32:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
cindi find a dentist who puts you to sleep . i waited till 4 teeth lost fillings and woke up one morning looking like "elephant man" whole side of my face was puffed so bad my eye was closed .i call the kids dentist and being a nice guy he agreed to see me right away and gave me so antibiotic and when i told him how afraid i was he called an oral surgeon who uses gas .i walked in they put a little mask on me and in 3-4 inhales i was sound asleep when i woke up they were done and hubby drove me home. i found out later that the reg.dentist would have been about 50 dollars cheaper but it was worth it good luck


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 13:14:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah baby yeah! Now were talking! Sleeping through it. So I should see an oral surgeaon maybe stead of a dentist.


Good Lord    Posted 03-03-2003 at 10:36:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can do what I used to do, drink copious amounts of alcohol and breathe in his face! You won't care about the pain and he will work fast.
Valium sounds good to me, though.
Good Luck


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 13:15:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had to see a doctor once, drunk, The hospital didn't take it very well, yes the breath was lethal. Reminds me of a story.


Donna from Mo    Posted 03-03-2003 at 10:29:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dentists really don't hurt any more. And believe me, I've had enough experience with them to know. Back when our kids were small I had to go for years without seeing a dentist, and that usually meant that when I finally did go, it was gonna be a major deal. Now I have dental insurance. Anyhow, all the dentists I've been to for the past 20 years have been painless, except the the outrageous bills, and they'll set up a payment schedule for you, most times. Even the shots hardly sting nowadays. GO!!!!


big fred    Posted 03-03-2003 at 09:30:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always schedule my dental appointments for workdays. That way no matter how bad it is, I can always say "well, beat's workin."


kathy in illinois    Posted 03-03-2003 at 08:34:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
find one that specializes in "scardie cat" patients and little kids. I have also been hearing about a new procedure, using water to remove decay...no novacine needed. Also, if you talk to the dentist ahead of time, or to your own doctor, they can give you something to calm you down...Also, just remember the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry's dentist converted to Judaism. He used to be Catholic, so he felt free to tell catholic jokes...then he became a jew and felt free to tell jewish jokes...it really burned Jerry up...so he went to talk to a priest about it. He told the priest how the dentist converted to judaism for the jokes...the priest said "and that offends you as a Jew?" "NO" says Jerry "It offends me as a commedian!"

Or you could use an ice skate like Tom Hanks did in Cast Away.

Or you could do the old "Cheech and Chong" thing..."repeat after me...mello...meelloo.. meeelllloooo...

Good luck, and keep in mind that dental care has come a long way since 1989.

Kathy


Renee    Posted 03-03-2003 at 07:46:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cindi, I know. I'd rather take a whipping than to go to the Dr. or dentist, but---

Tell yourself that nothinig the dentist is going to do will hurt as bad as that tooth will when it really gets to going.

And also, you've got kids. Nothing is going to hurt as bad as having a baby.

Hope you're psyched up!!!

Renee


Old Sarge    Posted 03-03-2003 at 07:13:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I dunno any more. Last time I went was les see in 1971, when I took my retirement physical. I just handed them to him and said go aheasd and check em. He laffed and asked what happened? I told him they all fell out between 1954-1958. Haven't had a toof ache since.

A diet of fish head and rice soup is not conducive to good dental works.


cowgirlj    Posted 03-03-2003 at 06:15:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Cindi! How's the gang? I'm lost again, all my addresses were erased while we were gone. We got back yesterday, and not without adventure. We were right smack in the middle of the freak snow storm that hit MO, WY and CO. Go figure huh!

For myself, I take a valuim. Doctor prescribed. Either the Dentist, or your family Doc will prescribe it for you for your dentist appmnt. But you will need a driver to get home afterward.


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 06:22:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey! Welcome back! We were wondering about you! Here's a new link for you. Valum eh, and that works?


cowgirlj    Posted 03-03-2003 at 06:25:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You get all fuzzy and warm, and even smile at the tormentor as he is workin' in your mouth.
:)
Thanks, see you there.


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 06:29:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmm.....sounds like a plan.


bob ny    Posted 03-03-2003 at 05:59:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
when you get my age you put them in a box and send them to the dentist


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 06:25:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
If my uppers weren't in such good shape and my lowers were in worse shape I'd do the same thing. I've only got a few baddies, but it's only a matter of time. To listen to a dentist talk, not going for fourteen years I shouldn't have any by now anyway.


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 05:32:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
By the way, the last time I went to the dentist was the early part of 1989. I think he jiggled that filling loose just so's I'd have to come back. Well I fooled him. Ouch.


Randy    Posted 03-03-2003 at 05:40:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I get the first appointment in the morning, get in and get out. As I tell my nephew that helps me with the weedeater and little rocks fly up and hit your shins. "Learn to like it!"


Cindi    Posted 03-03-2003 at 06:28:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hah! Shins, face, glasses, if you do it like I do, those little protective shield thingies always seem to get in the way. They're the first thing to go on a new weedeater. Just like the automatic 'seat switch' on the rider mower. I tie the seat down. I have to hop on and off too much. I like to live on the edge. I know I'll probably end up a stistic, but I can live with the risk.


Randy    Posted 03-03-2003 at 07:35:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, it all hurts so good!


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