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Dentist PHOBIA and Woonsocket Family Dental ( Woonsocket, RI)eww and yet great!

Apr 05, 2008 - 0 comments
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This is the scuzziest dentists office I have ever been in. really when I first sat down in that chair I wondered how a place like that could stay in business. there was visible dirt everywhere.. places that the dentist would have to touch numerous time during the course of any treatment and I cringed to think that his hands would be in my mouth after touching this stuff. so I jumped out of the chair had them take some xrays ( which the bite trays things were also dirty eww) and promptly asked for a referral to another oral surgeon when they asked if I wanted them to pull my teeth right away. Needless to say I searched for days and was unable to find any oral surgeon in the state who would accept my medical. so I was left with two choices, unbearable pain or have them pull the teeth. Well, I decided to go back. when I returned things were slightly cleaner, still a little gross, but I decided to go through with it anyways at the risk of getting an infection ( which I may have now). But I'm really glad I did. despite their horrible conditions, the staff was so wonderful.. they made me( someone who has been terrified of dentists since a horrific ordeal) at ease. Granted my hand was trembling like crazy while I was signing forms. But unlike any dentists I had ever been to they took such care in making sure I was pain free. during the numerous injections of novicaine( which I admit did hurt a bit) the dentist and dental assistants constantly reassured me, and took care that I was not in any discomfort. The dentist himself was very gentle and I felt absolutely nothing during the whole procedure.. best dentist I have ever met (Mr. Michael Foreman DMD).. now most of my fear is gone.. and although I will bring my own alcohol wipe each time I go to wipe down the lamp chair, switches and such.. I feel that I couldn't have made a better decision. I'm writing this journal entry to let all of you out there with a phobia.. not just a fear.. but intense, emotional and physical reaction to being at the dentist, that you should just give it a chance. if you have to bring a nerf ball to squeeze like i did, get a song stuck in your head, or bring your mp3 player.. you might be suprised at the outcome.. one horrific experience doesn't mean that every one is going to be like that.. look at me I had a deep filling my original dentist drilled for 2 1/2 hours with no novicaine while I was in and out of consciousness from the pain that I couldn't even walk into the office without a breakdown leading to my running away in tears, and now I find myself sitting here with the problem teeth completely gone, and although I'm dealing with an infection at the moment, am looking forward to a pain free life from now on.. and pleasant visits to my new dentist :)