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(Medical Xpress)   The use of microneedles can increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry. Yes, it's safe   ( medicalxpress.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, oral mucosa, topical anesthesia, Nasal spray anesthesia, new strategy, Texas Tech University, oral injections, oral health, Harvinder Gill  
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2017-10-04 12:02:43 PM  
So Farkers can say they are training to be dentists when they ask ladies if they'd like a little prick in their mouth.
 
2017-10-04 02:29:48 PM  
Yes, BUT IS IT SAFE???
 
2017-10-04 03:15:00 PM  
Mwarf - Is It Safe
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2017-10-04 03:21:46 PM  
The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes
 
2017-10-04 03:30:04 PM  

Isitoveryet: The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes


The whole article made me squirm.  Flu shot is nearly painless, yet for some reason I'm sweating bullets before and after.
Irrational fears...
 
2017-10-04 03:33:05 PM  
If it involves needles no matter how small.... that would not be topical anesthesia.
 
2017-10-04 03:33:30 PM  
I'm fine with shots... But explain to me how 57 needles in a spiky ball of needles... It's better than a single larger needle. The mere thought of some kind of 57 spiked caltrop going in my mouth....

Oh Hell No!
 
2017-10-04 03:40:28 PM  

Isitoveryet: The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes


I actually had an old filling ground out and replaced Monday.  The dentist noticed it was cracked and needed replaced.  Fun fun.  Right in the back, needed about three deep cheek/muscle injections and the about half way through he got close enough to the nerve bundle to make the numbing not really be effective.  I can work through it doc, keep working.   Whhhharrrrrrrr, smoke flying with a white hot pain making me sweat.... whurrrrrrrr as they clean it up.  My whole scull vibrating.... scullllk as they put some type of plastic over the ground out hole, the smell the taste... wonderful.  The UV hardener, well that wasnt bad actually.  Cannot wait for the sensitivity to diminish.
 
2017-10-04 03:41:51 PM  

donutsauce: Isitoveryet: The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes

The whole article made me squirm.  Flu shot is nearly painless, yet for some reason I'm sweating bullets before and after.
Irrational fears...


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2017-10-04 03:46:05 PM  
I just wish that more dentists understood that Lidocaine doesn't work very well for some people.
 
2017-10-04 04:28:45 PM  

Saiga410: Isitoveryet: The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes

I actually had an old filling ground out and replaced Monday.  The dentist noticed it was cracked and needed replaced.  Fun fun.  Right in the back, needed about three deep cheek/muscle injections and the about half way through he got close enough to the nerve bundle to make the numbing not really be effective.  I can work through it doc, keep working.   Whhhharrrrrrrr, smoke flying with a white hot pain making me sweat.... whurrrrrrrr as they clean it up.  My whole scull vibrating.... scullllk as they put some type of plastic over the ground out hole, the smell the taste... wonderful.  The UV hardener, well that wasnt bad actually.  Cannot wait for the sensitivity to diminish.


this would be a great story to tell people who are waiting to see the dentist.
 
2017-10-04 05:15:12 PM  

Saiga410: Isitoveryet: The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes

I actually had an old filling ground out and replaced Monday.  The dentist noticed it was cracked and needed replaced.  Fun fun.  Right in the back, needed about three deep cheek/muscle injections and the about half way through he got close enough to the nerve bundle to make the numbing not really be effective.  I can work through it doc, keep working.   Whhhharrrrrrrr, smoke flying with a white hot pain making me sweat.... whurrrrrrrr as they clean it up.  My whole scull vibrating.... scullllk as they put some type of plastic over the ground out hole, the smell the taste... wonderful.  The UV hardener, well that wasnt bad actually.  Cannot wait for the sensitivity to diminish.


You should have said something doofus.  They can inject more.  I had 3 cavities drilled and filled and an old silver filling drilled back out and replaced. Total time was about 45 minutes. Only pain was with the injections briefly. And I made him give me a second one on the right side.

I hadn't been to the dentist in a decade. shiat has gotten a lot better
 
2017-10-04 05:24:35 PM  
Oral Mucosa is my Superdiamond tribute band.
 
2017-10-04 05:34:40 PM  
Just a little gas.

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2017-10-04 07:46:19 PM  
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2017-10-04 08:14:35 PM  
I misread that as tropical anesthesia.

But it's too rainy for mojitos.
 
2017-10-04 08:43:25 PM  
When I was a kid my vaccine shots were several needles that would leave a smiley face on my arm.
 
2017-10-04 08:58:11 PM  
Csb:

I turned 40 the year before the AMA changed the recommendation of yearly protocols exams starting at that age. Well, I went into my yearly physical at 41 and towards the end I realized that he wasn't going to give me the exam that year.

When I got home my wife asked me how the proctology exam went. I explained that he didn't give me one and she asked why.  My reply was that I had the same question for him but didn't know how I could broach the subject without sounding like a pervert.

/csb
 
2017-10-04 09:02:28 PM  

ippolit: Csb:

I turned 40 the year before the AMA changed the recommendation of yearly protocols exams starting at that age. Well, I went into my yearly physical at 41 and towards the end I realized that he wasn't going to give me the exam that year.

When I got home my wife asked me how the proctology exam went. I explained that he didn't give me one and she asked why.  My reply was that I had the same question for him but didn't know how I could broach the subject without sounding like a pervert.

/csb


Bah. protocols == protology. Darn spellchecker.
 
2017-10-04 09:02:56 PM  
ippolit:

Protology, damnit
 
2017-10-04 09:04:32 PM  
Third time is the proctological charm.
 
2017-10-04 10:16:43 PM  

Saiga410: Isitoveryet: The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes

I actually had an old filling ground out and replaced Monday.  The dentist noticed it was cracked and needed replaced.  Fun fun.  Right in the back, needed about three deep cheek/muscle injections and the about half way through he got close enough to the nerve bundle to make the numbing not really be effective.  I can work through it doc, keep working.   Whhhharrrrrrrr, smoke flying with a white hot pain making me sweat.... whurrrrrrrr as they clean it up.  My whole scull vibrating.... scullllk as they put some type of plastic over the ground out hole, the smell the taste... wonderful.  The UV hardener, well that wasnt bad actually.  Cannot wait for the sensitivity to diminish.


Make sure to eat before you go get anesthetized or it wears off quickly.  Most offices usually have something there if you forget.
 
2017-10-04 11:41:56 PM  

Saiga410: Isitoveryet: The fear of injection is one of the main reasons that patients develop dental phobia and avoid dental treatments, which negatively impacts oral health.

I hate to be that guy BUT I'm that guy.

/needles & snakes

I actually had an old filling ground out and replaced Monday.  The dentist noticed it was cracked and needed replaced.  Fun fun.  Right in the back, needed about three deep cheek/muscle injections and the about half way through he got close enough to the nerve bundle to make the numbing not really be effective.  I can work through it doc, keep working.   Whhhharrrrrrrr, smoke flying with a white hot pain making me sweat.... whurrrrrrrr as they clean it up.  My whole scull vibrating.... scullllk as they put some type of plastic over the ground out hole, the smell the taste... wonderful.  The UV hardener, well that wasnt bad actually.  Cannot wait for the sensitivity to diminish.


I have one to two fillings in each molar/pre-molar and they're starting to age out so I feel your pain. I'm four down on re-grind and fill.

I also love how people say things like "I haven't been to the dentist in years and now I have a filling."

Please... I do three cleanings a year and I still have to have some work done every couple years.

Being born with good teeth isn't as awesome as being born rich, but it has to be up there on the list.
 
2017-10-05 01:23:50 AM  
It's not the friggin' needles i'm worried about...

It's those damn bite-wings (they use them for x-rays)
They HURT!

And I've got a high tolerance of pain too.
 
2017-10-05 01:59:47 AM  

rogue49: It's not the friggin' needles i'm worried about...

It's those damn bite-wings (they use them for x-rays)
They HURT!

And I've got a high tolerance of pain too.


See if you can get a children's one.

Not sure where it hits you, but for me it's the lower jaw because of roots that go to my feet.
 
2017-10-05 07:35:22 AM  

rogue49: It's not the friggin' needles i'm worried about...

It's those damn bite-wings (they use them for x-rays)
They HURT!

And I've got a high tolerance of pain too.


Ask them to put a little topical anesthetic on the borders of the sensor, it really helps.
 
2017-10-05 09:09:23 AM  

Saiga410: If it involves needles no matter how small.... that would not be topical anesthesia.


But is it still relevant, then?
 
2017-10-05 02:16:11 PM  
My dentist is great with the needles. He knows I'm a basket case and will always have something super funny to talk about so I'm listening to him instead of worrying about the needle. Last time it was Bob Ross, seriously 20mins of him talking exclusively about Bob Ross. I love my dentist.
 
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