One of my favorite things about children is that you always know what they’re feeling. If they’re happy, you know it. If there sad, you know it. If they’re afraid, you know it. And if they’re in pain…Wow do you know it. They hold absolutely nothing back. It’s one of the advantages of being a child, you don’t have to worry about ‘sucking it up’ or ‘pulling yourself up by the bootstraps’. You can simple be who you are.
If you’re an adult, it’s not quit so simple. After all, you are supposed to deal with it and not let the little things bother you. The only problem with that is when you’re in pain, it’s not always so easy to do that. There’s something interesting about pain though. If people can ‘see it’, they have compassion for you. If they don’t, well it’s back to the suck it up, stage of life. Especially if it’s something emotional or something to do with your health.
But it’s not always that easy, especially if it has to do with your teeth and your fears. If you’re one of those people that have had challenges at the dentist, then you’re not really going to want to go to one. I understand, and I’m going to address much of your concerns with the dentist and pain in this Sirgo.
Your Mouth Your Pain
It’s your mouth and it hurts. It keeps you up at night. It stops you from eating what you want to eat. And more then anything, it stops you from smiling how you want to smile. You know that you should go to the dentist, but there’s one problem; you’re terrified of the dentist. Not so much of him (or her), but any pain that you know is destined to come your way once you’re sitting in the chair. So what are you to do?
There’s several things that you need to do, and if you’re mouth looks like the one pictured here, the sooner the better. If the dentist is worth anything, he’ll sit down and listen to your concerns about being in pain during the procedure(s). There are a number of ways to handle your concerns, but it all begins with you telling the doctor.
For example, I have trouble get numb on my left side. Therefor any work that I have done on that side, I have to let the dentist and doctor know. Depending on how deep the work, depends on the type of medication that they will have to give me. Topical’s won’t work for me, so I need something more, especially if it’s for a root canal or something along that line.
The reason being was simple (for the dentist), my nerves are crossed in a strange manner on the left side of my body. As a result, I have to have pain killer in a different way for different work. But I have to tell the doctor and dentist.
If you’re afraid or have pain sensitivity, it is your obligation to tell the dentist. If he or she doesn’t listen, you have the right to walk out and find someone that does. In Las Vegas, there’s a master in the field. His name is Dr. Ghodsi, and he knows that ever patient that walks through his door, as a different situation. As well as one size of pain killer and antibiotics doesn’t fit all!
There are 3 different types of pain control that any dentist should be able to offer you: oral, I.V. and sedation. This is where you must be extremely transparent with your dentist. If you’re allergic to or addicted to antibiotics, pain killer or medication, you must let your dentist know. It will impact how your treatment goes.
Oral: Pills can help you relax, rest and feel no pain while your treatment is going on. Oral medication is usually given ahead of timer. Pills can and are often used in place of oral injections.
IV: Yes, there’s an line put into you that also the medication to flow through your bloodstream much faster then that of the oral medication. It will all for you to rest and relax, as well as greatly reduce your pain.
Sedation: Long story short, they knock you out. If you need to have major work done, or panic at the site of needles, this is probably going to be an option for you. Also an option to be considered if you’re going to have implants done, or a long procedure.