First Ever German Dentist Appointment

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Giving me a sedative would be a wonderful idea. But I've just been told "don't be afraid" and given the "legal limit of pain killer"

 

@fraufruit Apparently overdosing on NO is one of the most enjoyable suicide methods. Of course nobody has ever confirmed this.

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37 minutes ago, MadAxeMurderer said:

Giving me a sedative would be a wonderful idea. But I've just been told "don't be afraid" and given the "legal limit of pain killer"

If you can´t find a regular dentist who has a cooperation agreement with an anesthesiologist either ask one of those whether they are cooperating with a dentist or turn to a dental surgeon. They for sure will work with the assistance of an anesthesiologist. You just might have to pay for that luxury out of pocket) in Germany - no idea about Austria). I had two wisdom teeth pulled by a dental surgeon for that reason and  I felt nothing at all. I had been asleep so to speak. Just didn´t enjoy eating so much afterwards.

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I had my wisdom teeth pulled under full anesthetic 40 years ago. Apparently they had to remove some jawbone also. Quite a difficult operation. And my only pain free dental procedure. 

 

I didn't know there was such a thing as a dental surgeon. What is the German phrase for it?

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On 18.2.2019, 12:08:36, swimmer said:

I would say to the OP, if you have not been for years, treat yourself.   Get the works, like a full on clean up :lol:.   You would presumably not not take your kid to the dentist for five years - same goes for you.

 

That's exactly the plan, my German husband also wants to get back to regular dental visits. When I think back on it, I am really grateful that my parents spent their not so plentiful money on massive amounts of dental care for my brother and I when we were kids. I wouldn't let DD go a year without dental care let alone ten, 

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I am still amazed when I go to the dentist and he says 'so, shall we try this without novocain?'

 

I'm like...hell no...

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, tor said:

I am still amazed when I go to the dentist and he says 'so, shall we try this without novocain?'

 

A lot of us would be amazed if novocain is even contemplated :lol:.     Let`s just start gouging in to the tooth and jaw, shall we?

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1 hour ago, tor said:

I am still amazed when I go to the dentist and he says 'so, shall we try this without novocain?'

 

I'm like...hell no...

 

 

 

My comment to an Aussie dentist who suggested no freezing- " Not if you want to keep all your fingers".

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Ok I did it!:)

 

A whole filling was taken out and new composite filling put in. Unfortunately, the cavity is deep and I am likely still on my way to a root canal, not my first I am afraid. That tooth,...well it no longer exists.

 

Another small cavity was found and so I am on my way back next week and in June I will start with regular cleanings.

 

Was it painful? A little, I asked to be numbed before getting an injection and that helped. It's no pleasant...but it's not labour and child birth :)

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Good news that you managed to do it, and that it wasn't too bad. Going to the dentist can be very stressful, but I'm sure you'll feel much better for having done it in the future.

 

 

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7 hours ago, NativeFraulein said:

Ok I did it!:)

 

 

 

Well done Fraulein!

Proud of you!!!

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On 2/19/2019, 11:43:20, MadAxeMurderer said:

I had my wisdom teeth pulled under full anesthetic 40 years ago. Apparently they had to remove some jawbone also. Quite a difficult operation. And my only pain free dental procedure. 

 

I didn't know there was such a thing as a dental surgeon. What is the German phrase for it?

Ouch!!!

I had two wisdom teeth removed about 15 years ago in Hamburg. I have very long teeth (apparently ) and I was referred to a specialist clinic. TWO Herr/Frau Doktor/Professor-schiess-mich-tot dentists AND a Chinese student filming ( I gave permission ).

After half an hour of drilling on my lower jaw, one of the dentists said to the other: " we haven´t broken the jaw yet .."

 

Thank you very much!

Then I was on a liquid diet for THREE bloody months---the diet " broken " around Christmas with Gänsekeule!!!:):)

 

Mind you, I´m a bit sensitive right now...was eating a cheese sandwich yesterday and a tooth in my lower mouth area fell out. I put it in a little bag and went to town today to look for a dentist...bastard is on holiday!!!

:lol:

A couple of others are looking dodgy and I do remember well my beloved US friend Armenio about 20 years ago, then of c. my age now, writing me a postcard with the words: " Dear John, I brushed my teeth today and three fell out.."

 

I understand, my dear friend Armenio, I understand and I miss you and your humour.

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@john g.

 

It sounds like you might have a serious case of gum disease if your teeth are so long and are falling out. If the spaces between your teeth at gum level look like little black triangles, that is also a sign. Have you ever been diagnosed or treated for it? Do your gums ever bleed when brushing your teeth? Himself and I both have it, his more severe than mine. We have both kept it at bay with regular treatments at the dentist and vigorous teeth care at home. Funnily, both of our moms had it, too.

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@: MAM: I feel (some of) your pain. I am also sometimes difficult to anaesthetise (it's in the family)... but not to the extent you describe. Thank God. It has occurred to me that maybe losing one's teeth is not the worst thing one can experience. Trying to preserve them sometimes gets you nowhere and is hell while you're trying.

 

@ ElJeffo: Indeed I seem to attract the nutters in many situations. Too much eye contact. Or they recognise their own sort. Or I am a soft touch. Or something.

And my handle was chosen ironically, you will be surprised to know.

TT is my outlet for venting life's crap.

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