Guest Morgana142

Dentist Or Doctor?

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Usually neither. But it depends on why I'm going there for.

I was very nervous when I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. And I really dislike going to the gynecologist.

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Usually neither. But it depends on why I'm going there for.

I was very nervous when I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. And I really dislike going to the gynecologist.

Gynies, I hate. Went to them for years but now after my hysterectomy, I don't need to. That's so much less stress. :)

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I have a very nice private dentist at the moment but I still get nervous once I have to go back in that chair and open my mouth. Haven't had to have anything done for a while but am overdue a check up. Have been attending my hygienist appointments though, she is also very nice and very skilled and is kind to me as a nervous patient.

 

Have a new doctor since moving and not quite used to them yet. I don't so much fear as get a bit frustrated by GP,s since having hypoT.

 

Hospitals I HATE, in fact I think I might have hospitalophobia, if that exists. Hate the sounds and smells and sight of all the nurses rushing around completely ignoring the patients! I have to attend once a year for bloods and sometimes you get a good nurse who takes your blood and sometimes you end up with a massive bruise and sore arm for weeks. It's pot luck.

I have blood tests every 4 months or so, but we just go to pathology. The girls there are perfesionals at doing it. Feel nothing and not a mark. I hate waiting on results tho. Even tho I know they're ok, I still stress.

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The doctor wins this one. Lets just say I don't trust them since they prescribed acne medicine for my cold.

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Don't mind either one but then don't visit either very often. Just switch off in the dentist chair, don't have to talk (normally spend a large part of my day talking), so probably prefer dentist.

 

My hygienist is very chatty and likes to ask me questions when my mouth is full of her tools and fingers. Why does that sound naughty? Believe me, it isn't. lol xx

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I have a very nice private dentist at the moment but I still get nervous once I have to go back in that chair and open my mouth. Haven't had to have anything done for a while but am overdue a check up. Have been attending my hygienist appointments though, she is also very nice and very skilled and is kind to me as a nervous patient.

 

Have a new doctor since moving and not quite used to them yet. I don't so much fear as get a bit frustrated by GP,s since having hypoT.

 

Hospitals I HATE, in fact I think I might have hospitalophobia, if that exists. Hate the sounds and smells and sight of all the nurses rushing around completely ignoring the patients! I have to attend once a year for bloods and sometimes you get a good nurse who takes your blood and sometimes you end up with a massive bruise and sore arm for weeks. It's pot luck.

 

I'm a big chicken with needles. When I have my annual blood test, they usually give me a lollipop afterwards. lol xx

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Going to the dentist is just annoying! They try to talk to you and it's not like you can reply

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Someone above mentioned the hygienist. Now that is a whole different thing. I've never met one who doesn't terrify me!

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I am in the same boat as BiTriMama. Neither and never been nervous of either one, and I am notorious for taking a nap in the dentist chair.

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Dentist! It's like torture! Lol! I don't mind the doctor unless I had something wrong with me and I was getting a bad diagnosis!

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I would say neither. My gyno is amazing, for instance. I used to see him pretty often (weekly and then fortnightly) because I was on a hormonal treatment to deal with my PCOS. Other than that, I'm pretty healthy, in general, so I don't make it a habit to hang around doctors' offices lol As for the dentist, changed dentists earlier this year. I was congratulated on my good oral hygiene :P and I only needed a couple of old fillings replaced, so that was quick and easy.

 

As for the removal of my wisdom teeth... good lord! I wanted to kill the maxillofacial surgeon... instead of injecting more anaesthestic on the side where the tooth was a little crooked, he did it on the wrong side, and that was a bit of a pain! I have a high pain threshold :spiteful: , so I was more annoyed at him than the discomfort during the procedure, I have to say!

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im not afraid of either and i actually love going to the dentist, i pretty much nap while they do their thing!

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DENTIST. Oh my gosh, I have terrible anxiety about the dentist. I'm not sure why, but I seriously can't handle it without being heavily medicated. I see a sedation specialist because of it, actually.

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There is actually a condition called white coat syndrome for those afraid to go . I was physically abused by a dentist as a kid who was later let go by the practice for abusing patients. Oddly enough he told my mom that I was the problem and never to bring me back to him and she believed him :(

 

I am in school to be an RN so not afraid of doctors :) we have a saying in our clinical group "talk nursey to me" :)

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Dentist! have traumatic memories of the school dentist, and they are all evil!

I had an abcess last year, and my husband had to put me in a shopping trolley, and wheeled me in, otherwise I would never have gone.

The worst part, is when they start fart arsing about with those prick things, it's a battle of wills between the skill and dexterity of the dentist, and my tongue, I haven't lost a battle yet ;)

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Definitely the doctor!! I have white coat syndrome big time. I would go to the dentist regularly if I could get insurance to pay for it! Lol. However, I've never had anything done at the dentist other than cleanings, not even a shot in my mouth, and I can definitely see how that would change my opinion quickly. Life experience absolutely sways the vote on this one I think!

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Neither. I visit often my dentist, and I like it. I'm healthy, but I care a lot of my teeth.

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Doctor! I actually don't mind the dentist

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Being a nurse I have absolutely no fear what so ever visiting a doctor, I guess that is because I know what to ask and that I am not afraid to ask questions or to question the doctor.

The dentist however , is a whole other thing. When I was child I had the worlds worst dentist, no compassion, very poor skills, especially with needle and numbing, and when he didn't do a good job numbing me before drilling, he would yell at me for being a baby and a whiner when I complained or cried.

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Doctor..I have had the same dentist for over 10 years and I have gotten used to him and his ways. If I had the same doctor every time I would feel the same.

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