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I've only had two fillings in 44 years and they were both at the same time. No needles or gas. Just told the dentist not to hit anything that will hurt.

I had my 3 wisdom teeth pulled, two were exposed, one was still under the gums. They offered valium and I said no thanks. He gave me a couple shots in the gums and went to work. I was watching the whole time. When he had to cut the third tooth out he sliced open the gums and took a Dremel tool to the tooth. I still remember the smell of burnt bone.

I would have died a thousand deaths! Eek


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For me, eye penetration is the phobia although after tons of kidney surgeries going up the front doesn’t give me the warm and cozy feelings. I’ve had a lot of dental work done, most recent pulling of the rest of the lower teeth and post mini titanium rod implants for a denture. All they gave were nitrous and gum shots. It wasn’t pleasant at all. For the upper I was given powdered benzodiazepine and that was the way to go and be comfortable. Just need someone to drive you.
 
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Find a dentist in your area that uses the Solea laser — it’s amazing.


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Nitrous for me. Thank you. Valium if the procedure is anything more than a filling.


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Find a dentist in your area that uses the Solea laser — it’s amazing.

I do have a dentist in the area that uses this but from what I read it has pretty limited applications.


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In the past, I have had a fair amount of dental work (about 6-7 fillings, around 7 extractions (5 of which were perfectly good teeth, just too crowded), braces, and one implant. In all of those cases, a local was used (and I was much younger!)

But in two weeks, I am having two wisdom teeth extracted, a bone graph and an implant done in one session. Nothing like Hobbs is getting done (!), but in my older years I have gotten less bold and more squeamish. The dentist doing the procedure is also board certified in anesthesia, so I'd rather be asleep.
 
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A loose tooth is either due to periodontal bone loss or traumatic occlusion. I would start with finding a dentist you can trust based on recommendations from friends and family. Most can managing anxiety pretty effectively without sedation if they know it's an issue for you.

Where in MN do you live?
 
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We have a dentist on the board. He will hopefully be along soon to help.


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A loose tooth is either due to periodontal bone loss or traumatic occlusion. I would start with finding a dentist you can trust based on recommendations from friends and family. Most can managing anxiety pretty effectively without sedation if they know it's an issue for you.

Where in MN do you live?

I am in the Duluth area.


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