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I am missing 3 teeth after a trampoline accident and am too afraid to go to the dentist. What should I do?

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In brief: Replace teeth

First, you should make an appointment with a dentist just to find out what can be done.
There is no pain or problem if he just looks and takes an x-ray to find out what the situation is. You can discuss your fears with him. You can also use hypnosis or see a therapist to help you deal with your fears. Check the internet to find a dentist who specializes in "fearful patients".

In brief: Replace teeth

First, you should make an appointment with a dentist just to find out what can be done.
There is no pain or problem if he just looks and takes an x-ray to find out what the situation is. You can discuss your fears with him. You can also use hypnosis or see a therapist to help you deal with your fears. Check the internet to find a dentist who specializes in "fearful patients".
Dr. Stephen Sandler
Dr. Stephen Sandler
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Find a nice dentist

Unfortunately many adults are dental phobic and this fear keeps them from receiving necessary dental care.
Some dentists "specialize" in treating dental phobic adults. You should be able to find one in your area on the web or in the phonebook. They can work with you to help manage your fear.

In brief: Find a nice dentist

Unfortunately many adults are dental phobic and this fear keeps them from receiving necessary dental care.
Some dentists "specialize" in treating dental phobic adults. You should be able to find one in your area on the web or in the phonebook. They can work with you to help manage your fear.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Several things

First, consider that by not going to the dentist, not only will you not be able to replace those missing teeth, but with neglect you will probably have a lot more dental problems and eventually lose other teeth.
Consider a psychotherapist, hypnotist or a dentist that treats phobic patients and can sedate you if necessary. Many people just need to find a good dentist and take that 1st step.

In brief: Several things

First, consider that by not going to the dentist, not only will you not be able to replace those missing teeth, but with neglect you will probably have a lot more dental problems and eventually lose other teeth.
Consider a psychotherapist, hypnotist or a dentist that treats phobic patients and can sedate you if necessary. Many people just need to find a good dentist and take that 1st step.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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