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I Had My First Dental Filling Filled-Yikes

Posted by MWPA on February 4, 2009

mellow-0031I have to say, I was terrified, I am always nervous at the dentist, but going in yesterday was worse that normal, as I was having my first ever cavity filled, I believe the cavity was small and not to bad as I had been having no pain or sensitiveness on the tooth, but its always best to get things done before they become a bigger problem, so I found my self going to the dentist and dragging Will along with me.

I checked in at the front desk and waited to be called, my appointment was the first one in the day so I didn’t have to wait long, when they called my name, I grabbed Will and told them he was coming in with me. I told he dental nurse I was nervous, and she said I would be fine-I remember telling her once, but when Will and I talked about the appointment after, apparently I told her 3 or 4 times that I was scared, as I sat in the chair I was almost in tears, and after the appointment Will said he could see the fear in my eyes. The nurse asked me to open my mouth and then quickly shoved a bubblegum flavor topical ointment that was on a cotton bud into my mouth above the tooth that was being filled-this was the numbing stuff, which tasted just like hubu bubu bubble gum-I don’t recommend you taste by sticking your tongue on it like I did though, as I soon lost the feeling of the part of my tongue that touched it!

Once the dentist came in-who looked like he had just finished high school and was younger than me, I lay back and close my eyes, as I did not want to see any thing else.  The injection came next-the injecting took a while, It was one needle of which I felt the prick-which was not painful, and the dentist pushed on my gum, in a massaging kind of way to direct it. It was an odd sensation. after the injection both he and the dental nurse went out the room, so the injection of local anesthetic could numb me up. I was very glad Will was in the room at this time as I had been expecting the area around my tooth to go numb-actually it was my whole top lip, my cheek, my right side of my nose all the way up to my eye that went numb, and my lip got swollen above the injection site.-I think the numbness actually was more scary than the drilling.

Like I said earlier I kept my eyes closed so I did not see any of the equipment, I heard different noises, and felt pressure at different times, but nothing hurt or was uncomfortable. I heard the dentist ask the nurse for different things-air to be blown on the tooth to dry the tooth and the filling, the light to be adjusted, and for various tools to be passed to him.

My face stayed numb for about three hours, about an hour after the injection the feeling my face was twitching, as the feeling came back, the area around my eye came back first and then my nose, and the rest followed, I was surprised at the amount of my face that was numbed, but I would much rather be numb everywhere than to feel any pain.

The whole experience was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, I started my appointment at 8am and was out the door at 8.35am, I know my procedure was routine to them and the cavity was small, but for me this was definitely something out of the ordinary, and not something i want to have done again anytime soon.

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