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Isn’t it funny how some childhood fears stay with you! I chipped a tooth and had to go see the dentist. Two days of anxiety from the time of booking to the appointment today. When I was a teenager I had a bad experience getting a root canal as the anaesthetic had not kicked in…needless to say very painful and set off a fear of going to the dentist. Today I was amazed at how far we’ve progressed. I had a X-ray done on the spot that showed up on the screen in front of me and everything sorted in under an hour. Kids today won’t know how much worse it was for us to go to the dentist and for this I am thankful :)


Posted anonymously, 20th May 2015


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  • Very true as to how far technology has come! It still hasn’t taken away the dentists drill though!

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  • It’s not that I fear the dentist, I just don’t like his bills!

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  • yeah at least it wasn’t a bad problem but i understand the irrational fear lol

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  • Its so different now the kids even get ballons on the way out of our dentist. Things are so much quicker and most of the pain is covered while receeving treatment. How lucky we are now.

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  • And the invisible braces…lucky for our kids how far things have come!

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  • Experiences have definitely improved since I was young, The old pump up action chair, no awful drills hanging over you & the dreaded oil of cloves smell. Kids today actually enjoy their visits & have no fear.

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  • I have been lucky in my previous experiences at the dentist as I don’t have a fear of the dentist however hospitals and doctors terrify me…

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  • One bad experience with a dentist can cause fear and it can take a lot of work to get over it!

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  • I think it’s just the thought of someone poking around somewhere sensitive…

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  • Im stoll scared of the dentist

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  • Still kids now a days have fear of going to Dentist. If only they knew what we had to go through in our time! :-)

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  • Me too. I used dreading going to the dentist when I was a child. Now it’s almost fun. Almost! ;-)


    • I am not quite at fun! but getting there! ;)

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  • I totally agree. They are so much better thanks goodness

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