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Reasons For The Fear Of Lying Back In A Dental Chair
I have a fear of laying flat or leaning backward in dental chair worried or will cause dizzy or vertigo I seem to get more lightheaded when I have to?
Lying Down: Do you lie down when you sleep, or are you propped up with pillows? The dental chair reclines only so far, and it is less than lying down in bed. Your dentist needs access to visualize your teeth and that really can't be done while you are sitting up. Discuss your concerns with your provider. ...Read more
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
I have an extreme fear of dentistry that go back to bad experiences as a young child, but require a lot of serious dental work, how can I locate a dentist in Houston who will work with those anxieties and be assured not to shame me for those issues?
See below: Make a consultation appointment with the dentist of your choice to discuss all concerns prior to actual treatment. The dentist may suggest modalities prior to treatment, such as low levels of oral anti-anxiety medication or the use of nitrous oxide. There are also other options that you can discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
Bp went up 256/118 at dentist. Major dental fear. Now I'm afraid I'll die at dentist. Will Ativan (lorazepam) help? Also. Felt pain under left shoulder blade.
More info needed...: That's a pretty high spike in you BP. When was your last physical? Are you active or sedentary? Does your BP spike like this at other times or only when going to the dentist? It would be wise to be examined by your physician for any underlying conditions. All the best. ...Read more
I had braces taking off and now teeth have moved back. I wore retainer day and night constantly. Is there a reason they moved back. Thanks?
Physiologic drift: Not uncommon. Natural physiologic drift can occur because the width of our smiles getting narrower as we get older. See your orthodontist for consultation and future options. ...Read more
Are these signs my wisdom teeth are coming in? I have pain in my jaw that at times goes up to my ear and it feels like there is something coming up in the back of my jaw. The only reason I ask is because it is causing pain.
Maybe not: The previous doctors provided excellent answers and advice. It maybe that the wisdom teeth are not the cause of the pain you are experiencing. That is why it is important for your dentist or an oral surgeon to evaluate your specific situation for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Medical: Care is for most, something that they will be involved with intermittently throughout their life. If your fear impedes function then it would be in your best interest to seek mental health care. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy or exposure therapy. Take care. ...Read more
Health of mouth:
The frequency of x-rays is determined by your history of dental restorations, the amount of decay you have, your medical history, your diet, your home care, the amount of plaque and bleeding. Some patients with high risk of decay do need radiographs every 6 months and some patients can go 12 to 18 months.
Talk to your dentist and discuss this recommendation for x-rays. ...Read more
Sounds like anxiety. So are you asking if aanxiety gives this sensation or if your throat will actually close up?
Your throat should not close up unless you have another illness like swollen glands or tonsils. The sensation of throat closing is called "globus hystericus", very apropos! You ought to speak to a physician and get an exam done and then get tratment for anxiety either therapy or both. ...Read more
Intrusive thoughts, feeling fear for no reason, avoiding places with weapons, waking up at 4 am everyday feeling wired. What could this be?
PTSD?: What you are describing are possible symptoms of a trauma disorder. Was there a trauma in the past in which weapons may have been involved? ...Read more
Will I ever get over the fear of having a panic attacki have them for no reason there's no trigger tohave been managed by medicine for 2 years?
Cognitive Therapy: Have you met with a psychologist or therapist about cbt? These are focused discussion about how to deal with a specific isue like this and are very effective in connection with medication in controlling fears and anxiety and even reducing panic attacks. It's normal to fear panic attacks (they are frihtening experiences) especially when they occur like your's do but there is help! ...Read more
Is there anyway from not getting your apendix out and making sure it doesn't burst for some reason I have a big fear of that happening to me:- (?
Any legitimate reason for dental offices to insist on coming in every 6 months and getting an xray?
Possibly: Most people do not need dental x-rays every six months. This is only nessecary if they are following a specific problem. If this problem does not show signs of progressing after the first 2-3 x-rays. Then the length between images should be increased. It is not legitimate to take dental x-rays every six months just because it is "routine". ...Read more
Cosmetic procedures: Cosmetic procedures in dentistry can be pain free. Some porcelain veneers can be done without novocain (procaine) and prepless, meaning no tooth structure is removed! Another procedure requiring no anesthetic or novocain (procaine)e is a partial denture called snap-on-smile. That and lumineers are good examples. Google them. ...Read more
In general, what percent of dental implants are placed but later need removal due to whatever reason it may be?
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 more
What is the reason for numbness in tongue? What is the solution? And there is no past history of dental procedures.
See below: There are many causes of tongue numbness. In the medical field, the condition is called paresthesia of the tongue, and it is most commonly caused by nerve damage. Damage to the brain, allergies, and pregnancy may also lead to numbness or tingling in the tongue. Multiple sclerosis and burning mouth syndrome can also cause paresthesia. You need to consult with a doctor. ...Read more
My penis retracts two thirds of the way inwards when I become angry, nervous or during fear. Could recurrent priapisms be the reason behind this?
Can anxiety come out of nowhere? The last couple weeks ive been afraid I have cancer for practically no reason. No idea where this fear came from
Eight year old suddenly has anxiety about going to the dentist, what can we do? Our son has never seemed to have problems or fears about going to the dentist before, but now he really seems to be scared about his next appointment. Any reason for this sudd
B & W: Kids at your son's age see everything in black and white, no grays. So what was fine 6 months ago can be upsetting now. Was there a problem @ his last visit? Did a classmate have a problem and tell your son "horror story." did your son heart adults discussing dental rx and has he absorbed their concerns. Tell the dentist ahead of time. Allow the dentist to work w your son. ...Read more
Introduction: Try making an appointment with the dentist for an interview only with a mild examination for the first visit and no treatment. You will get acquainted with the dentist and the office and this should make a subsequent appointment less uncomfortable. ...Read more
Dental fear: Medications bring tempirary symptom relief. Cognitive therapy brings long-lasting relief from phobias. ...Read more
I know it's fears. As long as allergy tests are negative, and no disease of the tongue. It will not happen. There is no reason too fear. True?
Excuse me??: What won't happen what are you asking please rephrase your question. ...Read more
Is it safe to take celexa (citalopram) and baclofen both 2gether for ongoing txs? Any reason 2 fear a bad reaction?, or not 2 take em both?
Although there is no known significant interaction for these two medications, it is always advised using combo meds with cautions. If you must take the medicinesm pay atttention to your body, as u get older u r more prone to side effects which u may not have when younger etc.
When in doubt, consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have series of "goosebumps" and "chills" with no apparent reason, no cold, shock or fear. It almost feel like I'm having seizure. What could it be?
If you have such: A strong sensation that it feels like a seizure - this warrants assessment. Can't diagnose without full history & examination. Take care. ...Read more
Broken crown, dentist out of town, can I use a temporary dental repair kit? My dental crown broke into two pieces this morning, and no one's answering at my dentist for some reason. I saw this temporary dental repair kit thing at the drug store. Are those
Call another dentist: You may go to another dentist to help you temporally until your regular dentist back into office. ...Read more
If I get a dental implant and decide for no aparrent reason to take it off, will the gum tissue repair by itself?
WHY? Don't do it.: If you decided to not use your implant, then do not restore it. Just sleep your implant, it will preserve your bone. Do not remove it unless there is a sign of infection. Removing the implant, even if it was placed in a bad location will cause bone loss. It only should be done if you attempt to replace it with another implant in the right location. Gum will heal after implant removed but why? ...Read more
Is a gran mal seizure anything to fear I had 2 when I was 16 in my sleep im 30 now and for some reason I am fearing it and its ruling my life?
Most likely no more: Check with your doctor regarding whether you need to be on medications. If your brain imaging and eeg are normal and you are otherwise healthy, the chances that you will experience any more seizures are small (but not impossible). If your seizures were due to a transient cause that was removed (infection, medication effect), chances of having seizures now is very low. A repeat eeg will help. ...Read more
Hi. I was just wondering. If you have never had a swollen tongue. Is there any reason to fear that it will happen? Or is this just common anxiety?
Anxiety can manifest: In many bodily fears and fear of tongue swelling can be one. If your doc has cleared you of medical issues see a mental health professional who will help w/your GAD. Stress management can help a lot, as can clinical hypnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more
How is an endodontic implant different from a regular dental implant? I've done a bit of reading, and it seems like they are intended to be do the same thing, but the endondontic implant extends further down into the root. Is there a reason to choose one
Can Anticipitory Anxiety (constant fear of heart in this case) be the main reason of having skipped/extra heartbeats if all heart tests been normal?
Partly: Anxiety and associated elevated stress hormones may contribute to heart palpations and premature heartbeats. Anxiety may also cause increased cardiac awareness which can, in turn, elevate stress hormones, Caffeine, decongestants and an inherent sensitivity to stress hormones may be contributing factors. I am reassured knowing that your cardiac evaluation is normal and you should be too! ...Read more
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