dental work


Posted by debbie campbell , May 13,2002,17:51   Archive
I feel a little silly asking the question but for peace of find I have to. I have a dental appointment in a couple of weeks and it's for a 6 month cleaning. The dental cleaning treatment is pretty aggressive due to gum disease so because it is 'root plaining', I usually get about 3-5 needles of freezing because it can be quite painful and at times touches the nerves. The freezing will extend all the way up to my lower eye lid so my questions is, should I be concerned about this with having BEB? I receive only botox injections and take no meds. I tried looking in the archives to see if there have been some discussions on this but wasn't successful with finding anything.
Debbie, who is quite nervous about going back for this treatment!



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Posted by Virginia , May 13,2002,18:03 Top of Thread Archive
I can't speak for the exact procedure you are having, but I've had fillings replaced (Meige has caused a few broken fillings) and my dentist is liberal with the deadening. I haven't had any particular problems with it - no different than before BEB. I think I would be more concerned with the consequences of not doing the cleaning than I would be with having the procedure done. Just my 2 cents worth.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Lynn Yarbrough , May 13,2002,22:57 Top of Thread Archive
There is a sharp difference between Botox and anesthetics: Botox paralyses the muscle, while novacaine interrupts the sensation of pain in the nerves. They are two entirely different effects, and don't interfere with each other AFAIK. I had a root canal recently in two sessions, with Botox injections in between, over a period of a few weeks recently with no effects.

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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 14,2002,06:01 Top of Thread Archive
Debbie, alot of people are nervous going to the dentist, that is not an unusual way to feel at all. As long as they can control the pain adequately it should lessen your nervousness. I was told i might have to have that type of cleaning a couple of years ago but the problem resolved itself.



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Posted by Claire Wolstencroft , May 14,2002,09:26 Top of Thread Archive
I ask if i can be a bit more upright while they are doing the treatment..as I sometimes have swallowing problems...somehow I feel more in control..also you could wear sunglases as those dentist's lights are horrible!

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Claire




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), May 14,2002,15:03 Top of Thread Archive
I always wear the night eye blinds when going to the dentist - no more light problems there for me, and they give me a running commentary on what is happening. They do issue safety sun glasses but I prefer the blinds.

June in Toronto




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 14,2002,12:30 Top of Thread Archive
My gosh yes, Claire is right. I think most dentists now provide dark glasses or at least mine does. Flourescent lights bother a lot of people besides us.



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Posted by Claire Wolstencroft , May 14,2002,13:53 Top of Thread Archive
U.S.A. must be more advanced than the good old u.k. NHS Dentists!... we don't get dark glasses!
Out of interest,the other big problem I have at the dentist is keeping my mouth open..it keeps closing while he is trying to work and it's quite annoying!

claire




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 14,2002,14:26 Top of Thread Archive
He's probably glad you aren't biting him.Sometimes I worrry about the hazards of being a dentist. My jaw sometimes aches after a dentist visit from keeping it open so long. Request rests.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), May 14,2002,15:05 Top of Thread Archive
I think the dark glasses issued at dental offices are more for safety as much as for the lights - personally I don't find they help much with fluorescent lights. Take your own eye blinds - its better.

June in Toronto




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Posted by Lynn Yarbrough , May 14,2002,16:33 Top of Thread Archive
Dentists who use modern light-sensitive bonding materials usually stock a few pair of UV-blocking glasses that fit over your normal ones. I find them helpful to wear whenever I'm having dental work done. Worth a try.

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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 15,2002,11:25 Top of Thread Archive
The dentist who has done my work is pretty modern. Do you mean the materials they use on your teeth are light sensitve (to what??) or they need super intense light to see what they are doing? Man, you are a technical guy on everything!!



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Posted by Lynn Yarbrough , May 15,2002,17:27 Top of Thread Archive
All the dentists I have used in the last 10 years or so do fillings with a composite acrylic material that can be shaped as needed, and then hardened into its permanent shape by bathing it in UltraViolet light. It's not quite as durable as metal alloys, but it looks a lot better - you can't tell the composites from real teeth. To protect the patients' eyes from UV exposure, they provide yellow-orange goggles that don't transmit UV, and this is what I ask for.

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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 16,2002,10:58 Top of Thread Archive
thanks, I'll have to look at my teeth again.



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 16,2002,16:38 Top of Thread Archive
I also have white or modern fillings. AT least we know grave robbers won't dig us up for our teeth! I always thought those gold fillings in very bad taste. They only look good on pirates or rappers.



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 14,2002,14:33 Top of Thread Archive
Debbie , if you request some of the blue pamphlets from the bebrf , they will send them to you. You could give one to your dentist. I did, and instead of pooh-poohing me, he said he was very much interested in reading it as he thought he had a lot of older patients who had some of the neural disorders mentioned in it. Remember older people sometimes cannot speak for themselves, ESPECIALLY WOMEN, and would not know they had this, it might make him or her more aware of what you and perhaps undiagnosed others have to deal with when we can't control our muscles and nerves.



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Posted by Claire Wolstencroft , May 14,2002,15:51 Top of Thread Archive
Excellent Idea..and we should drop them off in our pharmacies too!



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), May 15,2002,11:33 Top of Thread Archive
I did just that, I mean pharmicists have to fill the prescriptions and are often more aware of the side effects on many of these drugs. the young guy apparently cared enough to ask me some questions about beb and the rest he did on his own. He asked me if my injections were the reason i was having the tylenol 3 filled and i told him yes, it was for the pain and i only took it just prior to my injections. he's also the one who found the right magnesium supplement for me, and said it was his job to keep up on vitamin and mineral interctions as well as the meds, so maybe the younger pharmacists are more aware of all these complicated things.



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