Friday, July 24, 2009

Friendly Dental Care: Has that been your experience?

It seems to me that no matter where I go, most people have some concern, fear, and anxiety about visiting a dentist. Going to a movie? No problem. Eating out at a nice restaurant? A piece of cake. However, going to a dentist, even for a routine cleaning, is like walking through a pool of snakes for some people.


But, what about you? Do you have any concern or worries about visiting a dentist? Have you ever had a painful (physically, mentally, or financially) experience that makes going to the dentist unpleasant?

Share your experiences.

Randall

23 comments:

Bruno/Ingrid said...

I believe that many people are not just worried about the (physical) pain they may feel while seated on the dentist's chair. In a way, what really scares people off is that they don't ever want to hear that one of their teeth (especially the front ones) may have to be pulled out. This has many implications in our social life owing that we're judged all the time by the way we look. Even though looks can be deceiving, first impression seems to be more important in a social event. What do you guys think?

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Joel and I went to the dentisy one month away, but I did not have any thing.
I think that you need to be care of all your body not only sertain parts.

Robert said...

Well. I visit to denstist each month, becouse she has to check my brackets into my mouth. So the doctor recomends to me about the care of my teeth. And i don't afraid while the dentist is checking me, but sometimes a little bit of pain. I really don't care if i go or i don't go to the dentist.

Anonymous said...

hello my name is meloni and ´the true is that my aunt is my dentist and she is really sensitive with me and after the consultation she give me a lolypop like a little child but i like go whit she because is really funny listen all her stories!!!

Vagner said...

Well, it's really scaring, to say the least.
I've never felt that physical pain, but whenever I have to pay a visit to the dentist's, I don't feel myself comfortable at all. It's frightening, isn't it?
Bye for now,

Sheila said...

A toothache is one of the worst problems. An earache comes second. Maybe because it goes straight to the head. I think the sound of the drill deters me from going. And the knocking and scraping inside my mouth. But they seem to do a better job than I do at home.
After several delays, when I finally get around to the dentist, I find that I should have gone earlier. Then I make up my mind to visit her regularly. But it never happens.
I think if we want to avoid the dentist, we should rinse our mouth after every meal, massage our gums once a day, brush at night....at least.

ghassem said...

hey,my name is ghassem.and i am from iran.i`m realy glad to meet your sait.i usually go to the dentist each month and i`m not believe with fear of going to the dentist.it`s my openion.thanks

Miyu said...

Well, I always be nervous before going to dentist. I hate the sound and the weird place looks like operating room.

Anonymous said...

Although I brushed my teeth twice a day,and rinse my mouth up to five times a day ,I always feel on edge when visiting a dentist because ,in my opinion ,the dentist is strict towards one of us he'll tell you straight away what to do or what you shouldn't do, contrary to your GP who sympathise with you all the time ,and you have to pay if you fail to attend your appointement.

Anonymous said...

Well... As for me i think t is a piece of cake to have a dentist check..... The only problem is that the dentist is so far away...:)

chicago teeth cleaning said...

Nothing is worse than tooth pain.
I had a botched root canal once and I have never experienced such distracting pain before.

Anonymous said...

Personally, when I go to the dentist, I mind the cost because it changes from one dentist to another. I don't know if it's like that in the United States, but in Europe, this situation is quite difficult to be in. I used to have a dentist but she has recently retired. So far, I've been paying through the nose for minor treatments that were inexpensive with my former dentist. As a result, I don't have any permanent dentist now. I just go here and there, but it really bothers me because I would very often see my dentist for check ups, and now, I don't see a dentist so frequently.
As far as the drill is concerned, I think I've never been afraid of it. You just have to understand that it is used for your own good.

Makoto said...

I'm from Japan.

Going to a dentist brings me a lot of problems. When they examine my tooth, they sometimes pushed too hard, therefore, it gives me a lot of pain. Because of it, I'm always tense while they are checking my tooth. It also makes me feel so nervous and exhausted all the time I'm in a Dentit. The biggest problem is their cost. Depending on type of insurance, though, some insurance don't cover dental-care. It would way more cost you surprisingly. So going to dentist is pains in the ass! haha.

Thanks.

Martynas said...

Friendly dental care is something which I have never encountered in my lifetime. Perhaps it is because dental care area really lack enthusiasm and passion in my origin country. Nevertheless, the people who are working in this particular field shouldn't be forgotten; they are mainly responsible for providing you with environment and atmosphere where one can even enjoy visit to the dentist wherever a person lives. If you confront any negative emotions or fears it means that you should consider if you have made right choice choosing going to this specific dental practitioner. I suggest that you should choose once and choose wisely. At last, physical pain is experienced frequently and sound of drilling is always associated with dreadfulness of visit to the dentist which still gives me shivers every time i think about it.

Nadia said...

Hello/ My name Nadegda. What about me - I used to go to dentist every month. Now I visit dentist only when I really need because of my bad experience. There are a lot of dentists now but only a few are good. So I`ve visited a bad dentist and I`ve left a sound tooth.

Anonymous said...

I used to go to dentist every month.Now I visit dentist when I really need because of my bad experience.

Anonymous said...

Hello))
My name is Armen.I'm from Russia. I usually go to the dentist each month. And i have no fear, go for it.))
Do not be afraid of dentists, because if you do not remove a bad tooth,we will begin a headache!!!
And it's even worse.((((
That's my opinion)))ha ha ha))
Bye)))

san diego dentist said...

my daughter was crying in front dentist office when first time visiting dentist in san diego. but after met friendly staff and more kids who visiting pediatric dentist. she stop crying and playing with others. I think pediatric dentist should visiting school to educated children about mouth and teeth health.

Business Insurance said...

I used to have great teeth. I was never scared to go to the dentist. Until one time, where I went in and the dentist found two cavities... ouch. Now every time I have an appointment, my hands are sweating as I open the dentists door.

Anonymous said...

Hi. My name is Liza and I'm a bit affraid of a dentist because sometimes it's very paintfull to have your teeth treated. But I think that it's very important to take care of your teeth and your health in general.

Thao Nguyen said...

i think everything is really not scaring themselves in dentists'room. our feeling is due to we image and think about them ourselves which don't happen in reality. so if you must to go to the dentist, you should make your comfortable spirit

Anonymous said...

I think that it isn't so good experience, but its necessary to do. I had to do a cirurgy once, I was scared, but the dentist was very good. I didn't have a problem. But, if I have to do it again, I think I'll be scared like before.

Aprajita Guha said...

Hello,tooth ach is one of the worst problem for everyone...I often visit to dentist atleast ones in every 2 months...I feel little scare but that's okay for me..My dentist is very good and always suggest me how I should take care of my teeth and gums. Apart from this I use to brush twice a day and clean my mouth with a dental mouth wash

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