I Hate Dentists

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    Drowning in metal, bad water

    and anxiety. Eyes closed as the needles and drills work their magic. I tried to think of my safe space – a magical combination of (1) therapy, (2) the atmosphere from a tree branch overhanging a deep, still, newting pond on a sunny day, and (3) my car in the rain – but the...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    Anyone please I have excruciating pain from a

    tooth on my left side apart from go to the dentist and take some pain killers is there anything anyone has tried that got them through the pain
    firecat23 firecat23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

    As a child I took care of my teeth always

    brushing flossing and rinsing. It didn't matter tho because every time I went something was wrong. Usually costing my parents an insane amount of money. And thus increasing my fear of each visit. Even tho I have coverage now and costs are lower I still dread each and every...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    Dentistry In England Leaves A Bad Taste In My Mouth...

    If you are English or have been in England long enough to require a dentist then you will know exactly what I'm talking about.To clarify, I am indeed English, born and bred here.When I were little my parents never bothered to register me with a dentist until I were about 5 and...
    RainbowAnarchy RainbowAnarchy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2012
    willowknight willowknight
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    It Is Getting Old

    It is getting old this routine with dentists.  I dutifully brush, floss, proxi-brush...it is an almost never ending routine so that the next trip to the dentistwill be without pain.  We do all we can to never have another visit as painful as all those in the past.  But does it...
    Tuck Tuck
    56-60, M
    Mar 18, 2012

    Pretty sure I'd rather be water boarded

    than to be tortured by my dentist!
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    I'm terrified of the dentist

    because I'm scared he might drop one of the utensils or blades in my mouth and I might choke... If it wasn't for that I'd love it.
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen
    22-25, M
    Aug 11, 2014

    I've never had a bad reason to go to the

    dentist, I've never had a filling or anything like that, but when I do go for checkups the man scares the hell outta me! Stickin his ******* fingers all up in my grill so I can taste of latex and nastiness just lingering in my throat ugh no!
    MixedJayy MixedJayy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2014

    Guys, I just came from the dentist.

    He gave me a shot so I won't feel pain. An hourish passed, is it ok for me to Eat? He didn't give any recommendations😞😑
    riderbike90 riderbike90
    22-25, F
    Oct 23, 2014

    I turned 51 and I was just chilling into it,

    thinking it hadn't been anywhere near as bad as the ego-death that being 50 was. I'd been friendly about it whilst maintaining total control. I did what I wanted. It all went well except for the slight niggle about going out on my own for the evening. Oh well. I'll have to bow...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Sep 18, 2014

    I hate to generalize like this

    so I might say "I despise going to the dentist". But anyway, here's a piece of advice: get a second opinion. I went to a dentist and they says I'd need a surgery on one of my teeth and they even scheduled it for the following week. The surgery would cost over $2000. I took a...
    sensitivebalance sensitivebalance
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    I hate it when dentists ask you questions about

    life and school while my mouth is full of tools and stuff..i mean how the heck will i be able to answer you with all those things sticking out of my mouth!
    yaraavt yaraavt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014

    Oooooooh ****! First ever injection at the

    dentist today!!!!!! Soooo scared
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    All the Scraping And Picking!

    So today I had to go back into the dentist because according the them, it has been 6 months since I've last seen them.  Oh the joy.  Anyway, so I'm in the waiting room reading a "great" issue of People Magainze, and am eventually taken into the back, and to my...
    chadtapp chadtapp
    18-21, M
    Aug 29, 2006

    FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION IN 5 DAYS With help

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    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    But I saw the best dentist ever!

    Sore now but better than last time.
    Adeliax Adeliax
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

    Yet

    I need to go to a dentist, otherwise I don't.  I need to feel pain.  The reasons are manifold, from the mediaeval executioner in my childhood to the sweet assistant of the professor, injecting a maximum dose without succeeding in anything but to numb my face almost...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2010

    Anyone ever had a filling

    where the tooth kept decaying underneath and then the filling fell out?
    tom993 tom993
    22-25, M
    Oct 6, 2015

    I only just started being afraid of the dentist

    this past June. I had two impacted teeth and one of them was in the roof of my mouth about two inches in and the other one was where it was supposed to be and it wouldn't come through. I had to have this procedure to get them out. So the surgeon got the first one out no big deal...
    LadyMerida LadyMerida
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2014

    I Lied to Join This Group....

    I don't hate dentists...I have a couple of friends who are dentists. I hate GOING to dentists. There was a famous sadistic dentist in Southern Cali when I was a kid.He traumatized me and another gal I know. He was so scary that neither of us has been able to get over our...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 1, 2007

    From no teeth to fixed teeth in 3 days.

    . Swiss technology requires no cut for placement of dental implants; no artifical bone grafting no sinus lifts and multiple surgeries The entire surgery for all teeth takes approximately 90 minutes under anesthesia and is pain free. This technology is possible even in...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    I just can't get over the fact

    that they are called 'Dentist Practices'! They shouldn't need anymore practice and they're definitely not practicing on my teeth.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1
    18-21, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    You ever have one of those days

    when you wake up in a really great mood and then your mom reminds you about the orthodontist appointment before school
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    I had one of the worst panic attacks ever

    while in the dentist chair with a frozen mouth. It was the most uncomfortable situation that I could not escape from. I had to ride it out and then I never went back to that dentist again in fear that it would happen again.
    Alleygirltoo Alleygirltoo
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 8

    They Are So Scary!

    I know it is crazy, but my fears are so bad that when I go to the dentist I get the gas EVEN for my routine cleanings. Yes it is true. I go to a special dentist that specializes in fearful patients. I don't actually hate the dentist...I just hate everything that surrounds the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2011

    So, its not really hate,

    but I just wanted to say, "ITT takes forreveerr in a dentist appointment". X.x my husband went in at 9:00 am. It is now 11:00. X.x
    Ildas56 Ildas56
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    I get pretty severe anxiety over going to the

    dentist and before I go every time, I get it into my head that all my teeth are going to get pulled (one of my biggest fears).. Just left the dentist yet again and there is no better feeling to walking out after just needing a teeth clean :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 9
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68
    46-50
    Aug 4, 2014

    I punched my dental hygienist.

    I was 10 years old and she was filing down my tooth. I kept complaining of pain and she gave me shots that did nothing. On the last complaint she kept drilling. Feeling helpless I swung right at her head and ran from the chair. Since then I feared dentist.
    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2014
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    With latest swiss technology everyone can get

    fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients; and patients with weak jaws; osteoporosis; blood pressure and difficulty in mouth opening NO MORE LOOSE DENTURES Now all patients can avoid...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    In Addition to Pain..

    Despite the pain... and the scraping against the teeth WHICH I CANNOT...STAND...!!! oh GOD that bugs me so much i wanna scream... i hate things scraping against my teeth... *twitch* I love when they ask you stuff ... with your mouth open. That's the best. e.e ugh now i'm...
    candiipup candiipup
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2008
    Adeliax Adeliax
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2013
    swaged104 swaged104
    16-17, M
    Aug 12, 2015

    Dentists are evil.  Anybo...

    Dentists are evil.  Anybody who causes me pain every time I see them is evil as far as I'm concerned. :-)
    kazeldragon kazeldragon
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2007

    I hate going to the dentist.

    It's now been over 6 months and the dentist wanted me to see him every 3 months, but I think that is a bit too much. I need to have my teeth cleaned and then if I have an cavities to have them filled. The last time I went was in March of this year. I have a phobia of going to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 6, 2015

    Wild and Crazy Anaconda Tongue..!!

    Yea i have never been a fan of the dentist..they hurt and always tell you how jacked up your mouth is and tell you that you need this this that and this to correct it all for the small fee of twenty grand....MmmmmHmmmm.. sure thing there mister... ima jump  right on that...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    My tooth hurts and I'm fed up with spending

    money on the damn thing. Should I just have it ripped out? I've got all my other teeth (really good teeth).
    ADifferentRoad ADifferentRoad
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    I'm Not Even Certain I Have Teeth Anymore-My

    parents were great doting parents but I was a picky eater and my dental health suffered. At age 7 I had to have operation to have my teeth filed down and covered with protective caps. The dentist wanted to do fillings and did on my sister but my mother did not like the way her...
    UndertheJakartaSun UndertheJakartaSun
    26-30, M
    Jun 18, 2014

    But I love the hygienists!

    I am going to a new dentists and my hygienists is very cute! I was flirting with her and she would blush beet red!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 8

    Find an attractive dentist

    and you're faced with a whole new problem... Trying not to suck his fingers when they're in your mouth.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    I have been banned from 6 dentists

    for destroying their equipment and other things.
    MidnightDragons MidnightDragons
    16-17, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    With latest swiss technology everyone can get

    fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients; and patients with weak jaws Now all patients can avoid unnecessary sinus lift surgeries or bone grafting surgeries Trisa dental solutions Www...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 22, 2015

    One of my wisdom tooth a started to come though

    and I was telling my mum and she has that it's a trip to the dentist because I'll need a tooth pulled out for it to grow properly..... Erm my answer was **** no!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 14, 2015

    More Than Anything

    I don't even know how those men and women do that job to be honest with you. Every single thing about going to the dentist makes me uncomfortable.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 19, 2010
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