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How Can I Get Over The Fear Receiving Upper Dentures
Desensitize parts: First, become aware of all the benefits of having those dentures. Visualize yourself enjoying those benefits feeling completely normal and comfortable (don't think about how you got to that point). Next, make a list of each of the specific things that disturb you about receiving them. Systematically desensitize yourself. See "freeing yourself from fear" at http://drmiller.Pinnaclecart.Com. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
Talk to your dentist: Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon, who will be performing the procedure and tell them your exact concerns and have them tell you how they will address them. Open discussion will help you better understand, which ultimately will make you feel more at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Break the cycle!: Usually fear keeps some patients away from a dentist until their dental issues become major problems requiring more invasive dental work. If all of your visits to a dentist begin with you in pain, not too much positive reinforcement there for you. My advice is to bite the bullet, explore sedation if necessary, get your oral health in order, than start fresh with regular maintenance visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Desensitization.: Work yourself up to it slowly. Look up desensitization for conquering phobias like this. For example, start by speaking to yourself in a mirror. Then to one friend. Then to a small group of friends. Then to a small group of strangers. Then to a larger group of strangers. And so on. ...Read more
Dental Phobias: There are numerous reasons that patients have fear: needles, pain, the unknown, a bad past experience. Finding a caring, compassionate local dentist who can garner your trust is key.. together with professional therapy you will at least tolerate your visits. Perhaps you will someday like them. Anti-anxiety medications can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you die from head lice? I've had it for at least 3 years now. Also how can I get rid of them fast?
No...: Head lice are not going to kill you.There are many medicated antipesticide hair treatments that you can use that are very effective; however, you have to be diligent about removing the nits/eggs or you will just end up with new live lice in a few days. Then sterilize the environment. This is not usually an issue that goes on for years - see your doctor to confirm diagnosis! May be something else ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can teeth infec go to bloodstream or. Brain and how will I know I've got myself in panic over this ?
Don't Panic: Dental infections that are treated promptly rarely infect your bloodstream. Let things fester and avoid the inevitable visit to your dentist, a spreading infection can hospitalize you and could become dangerous. Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forget contacts: Forget about contacts. It's not only the fear but your age that makes me say that. The eyes are drier and it makes it more difficult to wear contacts. My experience with patients like you tells me you will waste your money trying to wear contacts. ...Read more
By therapy?: But u have to remember blood test is important to identify certain diseases before causing u serious medical condition, in addiction many medication u may take may need certain blood level to work and above certain blood level may become toxic , therefore blood level is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do dentures last? Assuming i take good care of them, will they last the rest of my life, or will they i need to get new ones every so often?
5 - 8 years: On average the functional life of dentures is 5 - 8 years. You should expect at least one reline procedure during that time to refit the tissues which will change over time. The teeth on the denture wear out unevenly over time and the jaw position and bite are affected. Replacements are indicated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fear : Imagery works fairly well. Close your eyes & visualize yourself in wheelchair until you start getting tense, and here you open your eyes & reassure yourself you are ok & no wheelchair is around. With drowning fear, same idea, except replace wheelchair with being in water swimming. ...Read more
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After seeing three periodontists, and being honest to them, they do not know the cause of my bone loss. At 39 y/o, how do I find the root cause?
Treat perio disease: Many variables, what was your dental status prior to going to three periodontists? Did you see your dentist on a prescribed basis? Were you told that periodontal disease is evident? Were you referred to a periodontist? Do you floss and brush properly? Are you diabetic, a smoker or suffer from any physical ailments? These and more are questions to be pondered- more important treat the problem now. ...Read more
How much healing time can I expect for a dental bone graft? I'm going in to have an implant put in, and they will be using bone from elsewhere in my mouth. I'm wondering how long it will take for my mouth to heal, and if the part of the mouth they take th
Recovering bulimic getting dental implants in 2 molars, what will happen if i relapse? Will they come out? What about the healing? Need to get them.
Good treatment: Bulimia is not a contraindication in having dental implant. Bulimia seems to have problem with enamel erosion, and it affect regular tooth but not implant. The healing should be normal. I would recommend 2 stages therapy with the implant placed submerge and sutured with vicryl suture (high acidic enviro will break the self resorbable kind). Good occlusion in the restored implant is a must. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Most of my teeth are rotten, and I am already having dentures put in place of my front teeth. What can I do to prevent the rest from needing dentures? I am scared because i can"t talk properly.
After the placement of #19 crown, how common is it to file upper teeth to adjust the bite? I now have discomfort in the uppers I did not have before.
Occlusal adjustment: To file upper an opposing tooth is a common adjustment technique but is done only sparingly. ...Read more
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