Friday, 14 May 2021

NIGHTMARE AT THE DENTIST

 

Who likes going to the dentist, I'm sure not many people.

I don't like it but it isn't something that bothers me.

One year ago my small denture broke and I've been just about managing waiting for the lockdown to end so that I could get an appointment to get a check up and fix the denture.

I finally got the appointment and due to this not being the first denture to break decided to go for a light weight metal one costing several hundred pounds.

I've had one of these before and it lasted for years, so owing to my senior years in theory this one should last until I croak. lol



I went yesterday for the final fitting and had a really traumatic experience.

Once the denture was in place (and it was a really tight fit) neither I nor the dentist could get it out.

We both tried and he was levering with an instrument trying to move the thing.

In the end I managed to remove it myself  but by this time was so het up I got up from the chair and informed the dentist that he was not going to put 'that thing' in my mouth again.

I've been in touch with the dental surgery since and I am going to see another dentist next week and hope that he can sort me out.

I've completely lost faith in my own dentist.

When I got home I was shaking and needed a cup of tea to get myself back together.

Wish me luck for Tuesday.

Briony

x

21 comments:

  1. Oh no, I am upset and feel your pain and i wasn't even there. i can't even imagine how scary this was. I do hope the next one can get you sorted. so sorry

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  2. Sounds a dreadful experience.

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  3. How awful, I hate going to the dentist and think that would put me off forever. Lots of luck wished.

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  4. OMG. I'm wincing at the very thought.

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  5. What a scary experience for you. Luckily I don't have dentures but that would really freak me out.

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  6. Oh, that is terrible. I had a similar experience and it turned out the dentist was inebriated. It's very frightening to have something like that happen. No wonder you were "het up." I wish you MUCH luck for Tuesday and I hope that the next dentist has a sure, gentle touch. Hope this doesn't give you PTSD, seriously.

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  7. Oh my GOSH! I bet your mouth is really sore. I'm glad you got another dentist. Let us know what happens.

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  8. Oh dear. My husband had a not as bad experience when the dentist couldn’t get the mould for the dentures out without bending it. Eventually he told Jack to just go away, he was giving up. After Jack had trotted back and forth and spent a fortune. I do hope another dentist can sort you out and renew your confidence in the profession!

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  9. In my opinion going to the dentist for anything is bad enough but going through that experience as well is definitely traumatic. I hope the new dentist solves this for you. Take care Amanda x

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  10. Oh dear, that must have been such an unnerving experience no wonder you were shaky when you got home. I hope the new dentist can sort things for you. Take care:)

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  11. Oh dear, that worries me! According to my dentist, my 2 lower front teeth are loose and will eventually fall out and I will need a denture. Not looking forward to that...even less so after your story! Good luck with another dentist.

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  12. What a terrible experience.I can see why you were shaking.

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  13. What a horrible experience. I have yet to get an appointment for a check up. I had a nice dentist, don't know if he is still there.

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  14. Oh my, that sounds horrible. I hope your next appointment goes much better

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  15. What an ordeal, I really feel for you. I loathe going to the dentist and worry about it for days before my appointment although my dentist is excellent and has never hurt me. Good luck for your next visit.

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  16. Yikes! Sorry you had to go through that! Maybe it would be worthwhile to take a little break and then go back -- he probably knows why it didn't fit properly and could correct it the next time around. But I understand if you'd rather not try!

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  17. Ooooooooooh Briony!!!!!! How scary!!! I don't blame you for losing trust in your dentist. Did he even apologize for the incident? He must have shoved that partial in really hard, for it to not come back out easily. Ughhhh!!! I know your next dentist will be more kind... but explain to him why he MUST be, just in case. ~Andrea xoxo

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  18. OMG how awful, going to the Dentist is a nightmare anyway and having to put up with that, I really feel for you. I hope your next appointment is better. My son is a Dentist so I usually go to him but I put it off and off because I hate going so much.

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  19. I must have forgotten to hit Publish on my comment a couple of days ago - I'll try again :)
    I have always minded going to the dentist as I had very soft teeth growing up and that meant a lot of drilling of cavaties (without any numbing as it wasn't common then). As an adult I have had numerous root canals and crowns, and even though I have an excellent and kind dentist now, those appointments make me ever more anxious. So I fully understand your trauma and hope the next dentist has better skills and chairside manner, and that you will be able to relax in future when you have to return. I hope the wrenching didn't leave your mouth sore, as even some ordinary procedures like cleaning can do. Best of luck when you go back.

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  20. Oh no.... that is horrible

    Julie xxxxx

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  21. I certainly do wish you luck for Tuesday. False gnashers should be easy to remove and if they are too tight they are likely to cause much discomfort.

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