Hello. I am terrified of the dentist and haven’t been for at least 20 years when I had a nerve removed, then the dentist packed it and I should have gone back the week after but I never did as there isn’t much tooth left. I’m scared of how they can grasp it to take it out. How will the dentist do this? It’s the same both sides of my mouth and I have problems eating and I never smile due to the gaps in my teeth.
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Hi, I’m a very nervous patient looking to be sedated so work can be done. It’s been many years since I’ve been to a dentist for this reason (I’ve had bad experiences) but now I’m in pain. I think I need a good few fillings and one tooth is broken really badly. I also have a wisdom tooth coming up which hasn’t got a lot of room. Can anyone be sedated and what is the price? I feel this is my only option as I am so scared. Many thanks.
Hello I am 52 and have several problem teeth, either with cavities or broken. I have already lost 3 teeth and have been told another will have to come out. My mouth is constantly in pain from rotting teeth and bad gums. The problem is though, I am scared to death of dentists, last time I had anaesthetic I had a mini stroke in the chair and ended up in hospital. I am thinking I would like a new set of teeth, preferably implants, but know while my gums are the way they are, this is becoming less of a possibility. In the end the problem is so big, I am just taking pain killers constantly and hiding from the problem. What should I do?
Hi! I have a huge fear of the dentist due to having several heavy handed dentists when I was a lot younger who didn’t address my fear at al, which has caused me not to visit a dentist for around 4 years. I am 22, and have very weak enamel on my teeth. I do try to maintain a healthy diet, however I have suffered from re-flux in the past which I believe has caused an increase in the decay in my teeth. My front tooth weakened and chipped 4 years ago and I was told I may need root canal treatment. However at first I was given a filling and I was too scared to go back after this, and since then my back teeth are suffering. My teeth would often break off slowly which has resulted in my losing 2 lower teeth and one upper on the right hand side and one lower one upper on left. This is very frightening for me and I’ve found it so hard to visit a dentist due to my fear. I desperately want my front tooth repaired as it is becoming thinner all the time. I also am having difficulty eating due to my back teeth. Is there anything that will resolve these underlying issues? I’m terrified of a dentist saying there’s nothing they can do and I eventually lose all my teeth. Thank you.
Hello Dr Hughes. My front teeth wobble just a little bit, but on the top of one of them the tooth is a little bit black. I brush my teeth every day I am worried that I will loose my front teeth. I am already extremely paranoid about them and don’t smile at all. I am currently pregnant, and only 23, so I certainly don’t want to loose my teeth. Please can you help?. Also, my front teeth stick out a little. I need help, I have lost quiet a few of my back teeth and I’m really scared of the dentist. Thank you.
Hello Dr Hughes. I had a major problem in my younger days, as I had a fear of the dentist. This led me to actually not take proper care of my gums, and as a result a few of my teeth have fallen out. Most of my teeth have been damaged/broken from high impact sports that I used to do such as MMA, American football etc. My question is, what are my options? My teeth now need to be replaced at the front, and the back teeth that are damaged and loose from impact injury. Also, how much is likely to cost me if I were to be referred to a private dentist? I’m starting a company and will be looking to finance this as I need to look presentable.
Hi Mark, I have lost many of my teeth due to a fear of dentists. Many of my teeth have broken and my bottom teeth are starting to fall out. When I run my tongue across my teeth I can feel holes. As for the teeth on my left side, some seem OK and I know dentists wont remove healthy teeth. I have heard horrid tales about how dentists remove broken teeth which makes my fear even worse. My cheeks are starting to sink in and I do get a lot of pain. I would like to have a lovely smile again and laugh but when I do, the thought of anyone seeing inside my mouth totally embarrasses me. My problem just seems to be getting worse. I don’t want NHS dentures, I would like some that blend in with my gums and look as natural as can be. I don’t want to drop them in a glass at night. Have you any ideas for me? Thanks.
Good morning Dr Gambroudes, I’m hoping you can offer some advice for my daughter. My daughter is 18 years old, and in the process of having her teeth straightened in a brace. unfortunately my daughter has severe enamel erosion due to over exposure to fruits such as pineapples as a child. She has recently under gone surgery to remove overcrowding. She is very nervous with dentists, which is part of the reason as to why her teeth became a problem. Her teeth are thin in apperance, and on the yellow side. I would like to know if cosmetic bonding can help her? Please help as I’m so worried that she will have no teeth when she grows older.
Hello Dr Hughes. My front teeth are awful!
A few years ago I had a dental abscess, and I had to have a hole drilled into the front of my front tooth to allow the infection to drain out, and this was then filled in by my dentist. Since then, the tooth has now gone black. My dentist has bleached the inside, but I am still very self conscious about it. Would veneers work for me? I would probably need the 4 front teeth doing. Do you have any other suggestions? By the way, I am a very nervous patient. I also live in North Wales, with Wrexham or Chester being the nearest town. Thank you.