This is a hypothetical.
TL, DR at the end.
I had a bad toothache for days and finally went to see a dentist.
Coming into the dentist, I was told by dentist's assistant to have a seat and wait for few minutes.
After waiting for nearly 10 minutes, I was told to get in.
I came in and saw a young, hot woman in her min 20s. I asked her if the dentist will be there soon, as it hurted pretty badly and was making me quite nervous. She told me she is actually the dentist (?!) First FU of the day.
I got the anesthesia, and she started working on it.
At one moment, she told her assistant to "suction" (the water out of my mouth)
Believing she was talking to me, I SUCKED HER FINGER (?!)
She was terrified, I was mortified.
TL, DR: My dentist told her assistant to suction. Believing she was talking to me, I have sucked her finger.
Edit1: This is a true story.
It is definitely not that unusual, so if you have read it before, it doesn't mean it is a repost (like some comments claimed), it just happened to someone... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, All. This is my first time posting, and of course I'm using my mobile, so excuse some errors.
Alright, I'll just jump right in. I got a teeth cleaning this past Wednesday(6/23), since I was way over due because of Covid. I decided to go ahead and get my husband scheduled for a cleaning while I was there.
A little info: my husband, D, hasn't been to a dentist regularly his whole life. So he has a couple problems in his mouth. We started getting them fixed when he was able to get on my insurance last year. He had been getting a deep cleaning, but they were doing it in sections. He was responsible for going/scheduling and all that. Well I guess he kept rescheduling the other half of the deep cleaning and then Covid happened and it was forgotten about.
Now back to it, so I set up the appointment for a regular cleaning for Friday(6/26) at 9am. I call him as I'm leaving the dentist.
Me: So what are you going Friday morning?
D: Nothing, why?
Me: I set you up a cleaning at 9. It s... keep reading on reddit ➡
There's no better feeling to me than the metal tools scraping all the gunk off my teeth.
I love lying there motionless as this happens. It is incredibly relaxing to me.
And I love it when the put the fluoride on my teeth at the end, it makes me feel extra clean!
I hate eating food after the fact as well because it feels like I'm spoiling all the good work the dentist has done.
As I slipped into unconsciousness, I saw the hand that held the drill drift from my mouth to my eye.
Like really bad. And apologies if this type of post isn’t allowed, I’m looking for perspective.
I had an attempted extraction on a back bottom molar and the dentist was only able to extract half, it broke, and the root remains along with some tooth. Finally he gave up put some stitches in and referred me out to an oral surgeon...the oral surgeon said the dentist shouldn’t have even tried based on nerve location and the root size/location.
Now the surgeon is going to have to perform a way note invasive procedure and the likelihood of nerve damage to part of my lip is higher.
This coupled with the behavior of the office manager and the fact it’s been a full 7 days since the initial procedure has me at my wits end. I’ve been on increasingly strong antibiotics to stave off infection and would like to not feel like garbage soon 🙏🏻
Is this outside the realm of okay?
So, being a dentist right now is terrible. I make about 10-20% of what I was producing. Grocery store workers are currently making more than I am. I'm a dentist in a private practice in Texas. I have 2 assistants, a hygienist, and 3 ladies in the front who are in charge of insurances, managing the office, and scheduling. Both my assistants got the virus, one of the front ladies got it too, and the scheduler quit.
I can only see 1 patient at a time and due to this my schedule looks flimsy. I have constant cancellations, and due to one patient at a time I end up with no patients a lot of days. Hygiene has few patients as well and lots of cancellations too.
I'm currently running like a chicken without a head, doing both the dentist job and the dental assistant's job, while making less than the average dental assistant. I wear tons of PPE due to a FIL with cancer and a 3 month old baby at home. I can barely breathe, and I've decided to forego eating due to how fast everyone is getting... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve been dropping hints over the years, I’ve straightforwardly told him he needs to go and I’ve pointed out how bad the tartar is on some of his teeth but I can’t seem to get him to go, it’s like it’s not registering. He’s not good with pain so that’s a big reason especially since last time he went, they brought up his wisdom teeth. So I’ve spent the years trying to ease his worries of pain. The other day he told me that when he went last time and they asked him how long it had been since his last visit, he said about ten or so years and they actually complimented him by saying his teeth look really good for going so long without. So now it seems like he thinks he can go a long time despite his mouth clearly showing otherwise.
I’m not looking for advice on what to do, I know what I have to do. I’m more looking for tips on ways to naturally start the conversation in a gentle but serious and direct way. Whenever I imagine saying something, it seems so random and I worry he’ll view it... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I really liked this dentist the first appointment, especially because the children's side of the dental office is not open to the adult side of the office and it was quiet the first time.
Fast forward to me in the waiting room, waiting to go back for a surgical procedure, and in walks the mombie. She's there with her 1-2yo kid, tells the receptionist she's there for her cleaning, and goes straight to the back with her kid in tow, and said kid begins to scream. I'm back and in the chair, and waiting on sedation. In walks the dentist and he makes an excuse for the screaming child and winks as if I should know how that is. I said plainly "That kid screaming is freaking me out. I'm glad I never had any of those." afterwards, the dentist completely changed his demeanour and was not gentle about extracting my tooth. He didn't even check and offer sedation (that's his freaking specialty). He didn't explain anything and was dismissive AF, a complete change from the first appointment sa... keep reading on reddit ➡
I said “you should know that, you were there”.
The infection can spread though the bloodstream or bones and go to the brain or the heart, if left untreated for a long period of time you may die.
I have had bulimia for 5 years. Am going to the dentist for the first time in a loooong time soon.
How big is the chance of them noticing? is the damage very typical or can it be caused by other things as well? thanks
I wont lie if they ask; just want to know what to expect.
He knows that it caused her a lot of embarrassment. She frickin told him so. Yet here he is still bringing it up, trying to humiliate her and making fun of her.
He claims to have inspired people who have been bullied. HE IS the bully. What an ugly person, inside and out. There is nothing remotely desirable about him.
He also shared someone else's post, that Rose should not have expected him to want kids at 54...."imagine running after a toddler at 60."
Well he shouldn't have expect Rose to be done with having kids at 22.
Why does our community always portray the rich KOM hunting part of the cycling community as dentists.
I know plenty of Cervelo riders who do this, and they aren’t all dentists. They range in professions.
Some are Orthodontists, Optometrists. Even some doctors.
*Music playing device also required.
....phone + spotify/youtube/google music playlist works fine
If your teeth are starting to show signs of sickness, decay, or damage because you've been too afraid to go to the dentist for years... the best time to go was yesterday. Second best time is today.
As someone who was petrified with fear once I discovered my poor tooth was badly decayed, I can assure you that the sooner you go, the more likely it is that your teeth can be saved and restored! I just went through a root canal procedure yesterday and I didn't feel a thing. The chill pills I was prescribed to take before the appointment were very helpful and the anesthesia during treatment was completely effective. I was chilled out and felt no pain at all. It was over before I knew it and that was definitely the worst part. Now my tooth has a much better chance of surviving without all that infection! The relief I feel is immense. And even if something becomes complicated down the line or other teeth need treatments, I won't be anywhere near as scared. It's not that bad and dental profess... keep reading on reddit ➡
I might assume because they don't live long like humans so their teeth doesn't get old. But I am not sure.
Is it acciDENTAL?
I love it when they use that little metal pick to scrape and poke my teeth and gums. That scraping sound is heavenly and I love it. There have been times when I've almost fallen asleep in the chair because I'm just so relaxed. I dont get why scraping gets so much hate. And that clean feeling afterwords is to die for.
[rant] So sick of this: I just had to bail out of a dentist appointment while sitting in the waiting room. While i’m sitting there, the receptionist (no mask) is speaking a closely with a patient (no mask) followed by three people walking in (no masks) and speaking closely to the receptionist about walk in appointments, and finally the dentist walking into the lobby (no mask). The poor dental assistant comes to get me (wearing a mask) and I say something like “I don’t mean to be this person, but I can’t do this.” She replied that she understands and that the receptionist doesn’t “believe in wearing masks” but the assistants own husband is immunocompromised and wears her mask all day long for him and others (thank you!). She was completely understanding and flexible, so I rescheduled for a couple weeks from now but I’m so tired of this. If you can’t wear a mask for whatever reason, how about a face shield or even social distance? It doesn’t seem like too much to ask. [/rant]
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Email I got below:
Passing the cost onto the consumer I suppose as a practice they have the right to do this, but with so many left without an oral checkup or emergency care this seems like raw profiteering.
Resubmitted with no question marks, so this doesn't need to go to /askUK, Mods.
so i’m currently an undergrad, my transcript thus far is science heavy as i was originally planning to pursue nursing. i still might, i’m just looking to explore all my options.
i was interested in pharmacy, until i became a pharmacy technician and heard the accounts from pharmacists about how they basically hate their life and the job outlook sucks. so i totally nixed that idea.
a couple people have mentioned dentistry to me. i’m not too familiar with the field, all i know is that to become a dentist you will be in a SHIT ton of debt. but it’s a m-f 9-5 job, so that’s appealing.
how is the outlook for dentistry? is it over saturated? is it worth going into $300k+ worth of debt for? do you really only make big bucks if you own your own practice? how is your quality of life? honestly i just want to hear any perspective from dentists. please be brutally honest..you won’t be crushing my dreams if you tell me to run 😂
thanks in advance!
In surveys where they gather this data, dentists are allowed to recommend multiple brands. Since almost all brands of toothpaste are good enough, most dentists recommend all of them. It does not mean that their brand is better than others.
Hello, I’ll be moving to the Atlanta area soon with some free time for a few weeks. Can anyone recommend a kind, non pushy dentist? I have not been to the dentist in years and my teeth show it. I’ve been building good hygiene habits for a year now and I feel like I’m finally building the courage to face a dentist.
I'm an ICU nurse considering going back to school to be a dentist. I'm currently unhappy with my career choice and the pandemic has only worsened that mindset. However, I don't want to go back to school and have the same problem with my new career. I was hoping to get some perspective on the pros and cons of the dental profession. Do you feel like you have adequate work life balance? Are there supportive work cultures? If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to be a dentist?