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Re: Dental anxiety
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 12:52:42 PM »
It is super normal to feel stressed when having a dentist visit coming up, you are not alone who fears it ! Either way, i was on tooth stone removal + cosmetic repair of my right top "2", i didnt know what to expect that much, but it was just fine, im always so worried befor dentist checkup, but its usually ok. :)
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Re: Dental anxiety
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 02:47:31 PM »
I "developed" dental anxiety.  I never had it as a child and I had lots of fillings done.  It's weird that I got to be such a baby when I got older.

My big thing is gagging and getting numb.  I had one time when they didn't get me numb and hit a nerve.  I just went for a cleaning today.  My teeth and gums are healthy, but I have an old amalgam filling they want to replace and it has cracked the tooth.  I'm afraid to have that puppy removed because I remember it being a deep cavity and hurting quite a bit. 

Sounds like you have had a lot more done than I ever have.  You will do fine like a pro.  Let us know!
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Re: Dental anxiety (UPDATE)
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 04:39:26 PM »
Well, that was fun.

It wasn't too bad but I'm starting to feel pain now that the novocaine/lidocaine is wearing off.  Ugh!

The deep cleaning wasn't too bad.  The shots to numb me were the worst part.  I'm hard to numb so it took about four good shots to finally work. 

I was in the chair for 2 1/2 hours because they had to remove a crown and then build up my tooth and put a temporary one on after my cleaning.  I don't think I'll schedule that much stuff at one time again because my jaw is so tired from being open. (haha)

My jaw is really starting to ache, though.  I got a prescription for 800mg of ibuprofen.  Does that sound high or normal?  I'm wondering if I should pop one now before this numbness totally wears off. 

Thanks again for all of your support.  I appreciate it. :)
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Re: Dental anxiety
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2014, 08:22:12 AM »
I never took ibuprofen, so i dont know what is considered high-dosage with it, so i wont be much help i think, but if i compare it with other dosages it seems high-ish
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Re: Dental anxiety
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2014, 08:50:47 AM »
I know it does.  I called our local pharmacist to ask her about it and she said it's the maximum dosage and safe to take with the antibiotics I'm currently taking as long as I have food in my stomach.  I broke down last night around 10 p.m. and took one and I think it helped tremendously because I woke up with zero pain.  I don't think I'll need it again so one isn't so bad. ;)
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Re: Dental anxiety
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 11:20:45 AM »
I read a bit , and i already saw its a maximum dosage :)
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