Dental treatment with a fused Jaw.

sanmar63
sanmar63 Member Posts: 117
edited 8. Oct 2012, 14:46 in Say Hello Archive
Hi Everyone,
In a few weeks, I have to have 2 back teeth (one at each side) removed. I broke them years ago, but have now decided that they need to come out as they are starting to decay.
My main problem (apart from total fear) is that my mouth will only open a couple of centimetres at the most. I have been passed to a dentist that specialises in awkward patients, as my own Dentist confessed that 'his tool was too big to fit in my mouth'! :lol:
I'm worried about what will happen during the treatment
Has anyone else had this problem? I really need someone to allay my fears.
Here's hoping!! Sandra x

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,101
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oooer, Sanmar :shock: I'm glad I have a lady dentist. I do have problems opening my jaw for her but luckily have never had to have back teeth out since my jaw got so bad.

    I'd be glad to have a specialist but would want to ensure he knows exactly what he's up against before he starts. Will you have a local or a general? I know general anaesthetic can be used in some dental situations as I was once in a ward with a woman who was having it but she didn't have arthritis. Please let's know how you get on.
  • sanmar63
    sanmar63 Member Posts: 117
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oooer, Sanmar :shock: I'm glad I have a lady dentist. I do have problems opening my jaw for her but luckily have never had to have back teeth out since my jaw got so bad.

    I'd be glad to have a specialist but would want to ensure he knows exactly what he's up against before he starts. Will you have a local or a general? I know general anaesthetic can be used in some dental situations as I was once in a ward with a woman who was having it but she didn't have arthritis. Please let's know how you get on.

    Hi!,
    I'll be having a local, I can never have a general because my neck is fused too. I gotta admit, I'm terrified!!
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :shock:

    Speechless :lol:

    Welcome to the forum and the best of luck with the treatment :D
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,073
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sanmar63

    I am so sorry to come on to welcome you so late :oops:

    I expect you have been to the new dentsit by now.....l wonder how you got on?? I was kind of hoping they would give you something to relax you while they did the treatment - well l know they'd have to if l were you :shock:

    Hope you are ok

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • sanmar63
    sanmar63 Member Posts: 117
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Sanmar63

    I am so sorry to come on to welcome you so late :oops:

    I expect you have been to the new dentsit by now.....l wonder how you got on?? I was kind of hoping they would give you something to relax you while they did the treatment - well l know they'd have to if l were you :shock:

    Hope you are ok

    Love

    Toni xxx


    Hi Toni, I'm not having the treatment til July, they cant give me anything to relax me at the Clinic I'm going to, I'd have to go into hospital for that - and I wont. :(
    I am absolutely petrified, but my dentist is very caring and understanding (good looking too) :wink: and I'm hoping that my fears are unfounded.
    I'll let you know how it goes, but at the moment, I'm trying not to think about it.
    I hope you're keeping well, love,
    Sandra xxx
  • sanmar63
    sanmar63 Member Posts: 117
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    i have removed the detail of the spam post, just to keep the thread tidy, sorry this has intruded on such a thread, good luck with your treatment next year.

    Mod
    YEH


    Hi! I had my treatment in July, and, although i took a long time to heal (due to my Methotrexate I suspect) I am very happy with the treatment I received. Having RA since the age of 1 year, pain is not an issue - I can cope with it. My main problem was my fear of Dentists due to the (terrifying) treatment I endured as a child! :(
    For the first extraction, I took Diazipam (from my GP)- for the 2nd, I didn't feel the need to take any. Yes, my mouth doesn't open very far, but the Dentist was amazing and is happy to keep me on his list if it helps me - Thank Goodness!! :D
    Sandra x
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,101
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This is a spammer, Sanmar. You can tell by the blue link. No point in wasting your time being nice to them. They only want your money :roll: I've reported it.
  • sanmar63
    sanmar63 Member Posts: 117
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This is a spammer, Sanmar. You can tell by the blue link. No point in wasting your time being nice to them. They only want your money :roll: I've reported it.
    TSK! Gullability is my middle name!!
  • Loulou11
    Loulou11 Member Posts: 86
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sanmar im new to this site but have the same problems as you, I am absolutely petrified of dentist and my jaw is also locked. My teeth are in a bad way but I can't control the way I feel how did you cope? Any tips? I really must get this dealt with!
  • sanmar63
    sanmar63 Member Posts: 117
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Loulou11 wrote:
    Hi Sanmar im new to this site but have the same problems as you, I am absolutely petrified of dentist and my jaw is also locked. My teeth are in a bad way but I can't control the way I feel how did you cope? Any tips? I really must get this dealt with!
    Hi LouLou,
    I think the best thing I did, was to find a Dentist that was sympathetic and understanding -(Though the first time I saw him, I wouldn't even sit in his chair!) :oops:
    When the appointment was due, my GP prescribed some sedatives, and the rest was plain old determination that I HAD to get it done. I had many sleepless nights and panic attacks galore, but to be honest, it wasn't half as bad as I'd feared. Yes, it was painful afterwards, but I am so proud of myself now - I've done something that I thought was impossible!!
    Get in touch with your local dental hospital and explain your situation, they will have a dentist that deals with disabled people, these dentists deal with people that are far more disabled than us. :shock:
    Go for it Lou - I promise you'll be glad you did! .......and keep in touch, I'll help you as much as I can. - Sandra xxx

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