Hello Dr Shaffie, I went to the dentist recently and had a root canal fill and I’m in bad pain since. I can’t eat or put my teeth together and my face has swelled up on the side the tooth was done. What should I do? I would give it a five out of ten in pain, the pain is in my ear to the mouth and has made me cry. It looks like the inside of my mouth is swelling where the needle was put in. I was told I would get pain but this pain is too much. How can going to the dentist do this to you? I wished I never went now, it has made me scared of going to a dentist again.
Posts Tagged ‘dental phobia’
I’ve Just Had A Root Canal Filled And The Pain Has Made Me Cry. I’m Scared Of Going To The Dentist Now. What Should I Do, My Mouth Has Started To Swell?Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Hello I Am Very Nervous When It Comes To Visiting The Dental Practice, Is There Anything That Can Be Done?Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
I am a very nervous person about going to the dentist, I do not know what to do and would like some advice. I have a couple of teeth which have been knocked out and a few missing teeth, I also know I need fillings. I find eating certain foods difficult and I feel uneasy when I have to properly smile and I don’t feel confident when opening my mouth. My confidence of attending the dentist is very low, I do want to get treatment on my mouth but I am very nervous. Do you have suggestions on what I should do and do cosmetic dentists provide a service to nervous patients?
Dr Marcus Gambroudes
Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024
Hello Dr Shaffie, I really need to tell you that I have a big fear of dentists and my teeth are so bad I need help really urgently. I do work so can set up a payment plan. I hate smiling as I am so embarrassed to do so and it gets me down and I feel so depressed about it. I am desperate and don’t know what else to do. I am a young mum of 2 and I want to do something about it but I can’t afford too much is there anything you can do to help me? I have many teeth missing and broken teeth too. I have had bad teeth for quite a while. Please help me, and thank you for reading.
Hello Mark. My teeth are a bit of a mess partially due to my own fault and having a massive fear of dentists, and so I have been avoiding them for years (I even got rid of an abscess using raw garlic) however now I want to try and fix the damage as much as possible. I have lost four teeth their at the back so you can’t see them. My top two front teeth slightly turn inwards and I have been contemplating veneers? I am still really terrified of the dentist! How can I overcome this problem? Thank you for your time.
Hello Dr Bohara,
Approximately 15 years ago my front tooth (top) cracked and I was given veneers on my two front teeth. I believe these have now run their course and require replacing as they feel like they are coming away from my teeth and they no longer meet my gums.
I believe that the cracked tooth is dying and that I need a root canal treatment to fix it, and that both veneers would need to be replaced. In addition to all of these things, my teeth are quite badly discoloured and I am frightened to take any steps to whiten them in case I damage the veneers further or end up with some white teeth and some discoloured teeth.
To make matters worse I am absolutely terrified of the dentist or having any work done on my teeth so I have been putting this off for some time now (I needed to be sedated to remove one wisdom tooth). However I am frightened my front tooth will fall out and then I’ll have no choice but to do something.
Please could you tell me what options are available to me in terms of treatment, sedation (conscious or not) and likely cost?
Dr Kalpesh Bohara
The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054
Hi Andrew, I’m 25 and my teeth are a complete shambles! This is mostly my fault as I was a heavy smoker and liked fizzy drinks. I’ve recently quit both, however I’m undergoing treatment for a medical condition which involves a high dose of steroids and I’m convinced they are affecting my teeth as well! I have a slight phobia of the dentist and untill recently I hadn’t been since I was 16. I had to go in June this year as my horse had knocked one of my front teeth out! I had a temporary post fitted and was due to go back but I moved to a diffirent county. I found a dentist closer to home and all he wanted to do was tell me how awful my teeth are and that I’ll have none left by he time im 30! Well I know that! And to be fair it took alot for me to even go to him, just to be treated like a second class citizen. I’m not terribly well off… I’m signed off from work for medical reasons however my teeth are a priority and I’m willing to spend whatever it takes to have a nice smile! Is there a way I can set up a payment plan with a dentist for the work I need done as it’s going to cost thousands and I don’t have it upfront but can afford up to £200 a month. Where can I find a good cosmetic dentist? I live in Kent. Thanks.
Hi Dr Hughes, i have not seen a dentist for 8 years through fear, i have suffered absesses until they have burst on their own, i have lost teeth that were on stems, one of them has snapped off, i have bought tooth adhesive and stuck some of them in myself, very loose and tried to fill in gaps with the adhesive,i have exposed areas where crowns have broken off and i am just left with the decayed bit at gum level, i am finding it increasingly difficult to eat anything solid is there anything at all that can be done? do you do sedation? i am so scared of the dentist and this is why my teeth have gotten into such a bad state over the years. thank you for your time and help.
Do I need proof that I suffer from dental nerve injury before I can begin a lawsuit against the NHS?Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
You could help me out with this. Do I need to get a diagnosis of dental nerve injury before i start my lawsuit. I have diagnosis of TMJD but I did not mention I had extractions as a child. So before I start my lawsuit for dental nerve damage, do I need a diagnosis, and can my doctor verify it.
Funnily enough i was thinking of suing the national health service for Because when I was 16 I had 4
permanent tooth removed without my mums consent, first I thought it
was 8 but now read that 4 of them could be impacted wisdom tooth, I
had tooth extractions and braces and it made my attractive face look
unattractive and my 4 wisdom teeth never came through and are hidden
underneath gums because of bad orthodontic work (braces). I have
dental Phobia now, and suspect I suffer from Trigeminal neuralgia
(dental nerve injury) and distress this has caused me is immense. I
went to City University in London (which is the best City University)
and was studying Business Computing but I dropped out because of
Depression. I could’ve done any Business that were of interest to me
and would’ve had the financial backing from my family. But now they
are supporting me because I have panic attacks even in Hospitals. I
have lost interest in many things because of Depression. before my
treatment I was attractive and had no psychiatric illnesses. I feel my
life has been turned upside-down.
hi there doctor Andrew, here is my problem: I have not been to the dentist in around 10 years as I am too scared but have finally decided to go as two of my bottom molars have broken all the way down to the gum line. Also one on the other side of my mouth has suffered the same problem. One of the top molars is the same, my question is will the dentist make fun of me? As i feel very embarrassed about going to the dentist. I want my teeth sorting as I am going to Afghanistan in January with the army so I need to have them out so nothing puts me off when I’m there. I am in a lot of pain with my mouth currently and would love to get the treatment I need as soon as possible! Can I get the treatment I need even though i’m on the nhs?
hiya DR Hughes, i hope you’re okay?
my question is that i have not very bad teeth but quite bad and haven’t really looked after them and know i should have. i am 23 years of age and my front tooth has chipped and left a small gap. i have other holes and stuff in my teeth just wondering what could be done to improve and get them right and white again? for example my tooth at the front has a finger nail thickness gap now and also have holes and gaps else where but not many. they are straight enough and basically i have been scared of dentist for a while i would like to be knocked out or similar procedure for my teeth to be put right again as i really do have a phobia of the dentist…any advice?