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I Hate Dentists

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    Don't get me wrong but i'm ******* scared of

    the dentist, they make you scared with the things they have next to you ok
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 4

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    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones 18-21, M Apr 3

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    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 1 Response Sep 18

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    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 16-17, F Mar 13

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    Dentists Make Me Claustrophobic

    I know it sounds odd, but I hate dentists because they make me claustrophobic. I feel like I'm surrounded when both the dentist and the technician are working on my teeth.  Having four hands in my mouth gives me the feeling of being trapped and unable to move. I've actually...
    lilbopeep25 lilbopeep25 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2006

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    I Told Him I Wished He Would Die...

    That pretty much sums it up.  When I was 8 and we were leaving my dentist's office after having a filling done, I turned around and said, "I wish you would just die!" I can't imagine who this 8-year-old kid was - I mean, who actually says that? ...
    Sinopa2 Sinopa2 19-21, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2007

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    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

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    The Truth From a Dentist

    Perhaps it would help all you "dentophobes" if you got a handle on your phobia. I am a retired dentist having practiced general dentistry for 37 years. I think the best way to start is to explain why people hate dentists: they hate anyone touching their mouth. Why...
    clyster clyster 70+ 3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Dentists And Their Jokes

    I hate how dentists always say things like "i know you dont want to be here but....blah blah" and youre supposed to laugh.   NOT FUNNY.
    Shad0wM Shad0wM 19-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2006

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    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 18-21, M Aug 11

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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

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    Dutchess68 Dutchess68 46-50 Aug 4

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    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 2 Responses Jun 15

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    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 22-25, M Jun 18

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    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 19-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    I'm especially terrified of

    and repulsed by the drill! Too bad my sister will be a dentist soon.. Or is that a good thing? (Free/cheap dental care? Lol)
    bijou08 bijou08 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Adeliax Adeliax 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I hate dentists but gotta keep

    that smile glowing and keep the teeth in good decent shape so each year do my routine cleanings and fillings if needed but yeah..I hate dentists!
    letie0717 letie0717 36-40, F Mar 20

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    Mckinney22 Mckinney22 31-35, F Mar 13

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    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 19-21, M Aug 29, 2006

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    I'm absolutely terrified of dentists I asked

    to be sedated for a filling
    Squible Squible 26-30, F Jan 28

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    Why Do They Hate Me...

    why do they hate me
    nell nell 16-18, F Dec 22, 2006

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    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

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    I Hate Dentists

    I can't see what they are doing and that makes me nervous. 
    depine1pssets depine1pssets 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2006

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    TRAUMATIC Dental Visit

    WARNING: If you are sensitive to traumatic dental imagery don't read this because it might be disturbing to some people. I was mistreated. I was left alone. I had stuff sticking out of me, metal hanging out of my mouth, was paraded in front of everyone like that, given...
    MakingBabyCoutts MakingBabyCoutts 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    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

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    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 21-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2007

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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 4

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    They charge for locals

    but brag about going overseas to help others for free. They charge plenty and make sure poor insurance does too. They are like politicians and plastic surgeons when not mimicking spin doctors.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Feb 22

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    JasminaMacky JasminaMacky 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    It Takes a Special Person to Be a Dentist

    It takes a special kind of person to be a dentist... and that type of person can be summed up with the term "sadistic jerk". People tend to take jobs they enjoy (outside the minimum wage realm), and anyone who enjoys dentistry should be arrested and locked away.
    DartmanX DartmanX 36 Nov 3, 2007

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    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

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    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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    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 18-21, F Oct 23

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    I hate it when they stick there fingers in your

    mouth and talk to you mine even wait for an answer! I can't your fingering my mouth!
    kendralyn kendralyn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    So I just went to the Dentist today to get my

    cavity filled in. They numbed me with one shot then 5 minutes later started to feel like drilling into my tooth. She said id feel no pain but I had to stop her twice for pain. In the end, she gave me 4 numb shots in my mouth! I absolutely hate drool and I hate it whenever they...
    InfinityLove InfinityLove 13-15, F Mar 13

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    I had to have a filling

    and she hit a nerve and I jolted up she ha a huge go at me because I didn't raise my hand to tell her to stop.... She then had a huge rant at me because I was rude because I said I didn't like the dentists because it scared me and I have to go to the dentist in a week or so ;(
    Daisy26599 Daisy26599 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    But I saw the best dentist ever!

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

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    Dentist- Oh you know your gums are bleeding

    because you don't floss right? Me- No, they're bleeding because you just attacked my gums with that stupid metal scraper!
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I Spasmed and Fell Off the Table Crying...

    I didn't used to hate dentists. I never really liked them, but I could deal with them. However, about five years ago, I went to the dentist to fix a cavity on one of my front teeth. Apparently it was a deep cavity, but he didn't want to do a root canal. He numbs me as much as he...
    Aggro Aggro 18-21, M Jun 1, 2007

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    I once bit a dentist.

    She was feeling around my mouth with her finger when she asked me a question. Not wanting to be rude, I tried to answer her question, and I ended up biting her finger.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Since my first visit

    and the filling of my first cavity. I have hated with passion going to the dentist. At first since I had allergies to everything I may be allergic to the lidocaine injections. So for the first few years it was sheer torment for me the pain of the drill ripping away at my teeth...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M Mar 18

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