Now it’s not scary: get rid of the phobia of a visit to the dentist

They cured the wrong tooth, left the root, removed the nerve without anesthesia and other «horrors» of the patients.

Appeal to the dentist does not always end as expected. Sometimes doctors can make mistakes. We asked the specialists of the «Sushinoi Semeynoi Stomatologii» to comment on several stories that did not end well. They explained why doctors can make mistakes and how to avoid it. Now the problems with the teeth are not terrible for us.

Not «childish» problems

Vita is the mother of two children. She learned from her own experience how difficult it is to find a doctor for babies. And the problem lies not in the qualification of specialists.

«The first time we went to the doctor when my daughter was 4 years old. It was necessary to cure two teeth. On the recommendation went to the children’s room with toys and TV.

I was put out of the door, the child stayed in the office. Then the doctor cured a more problematic tooth, removing the nerve without anesthesia. The child bravely survived the procedure, but the second time we could not go to the dentist. Already on the doorstep of the study, the daughter began to have a violent hysteria. Surprised by the doctor’s reaction: “I will not take the time to calm the child. Contact another specialist. “

But it was not easy to find another doctor. After the first visit, the child was afraid of dentists as a fire. Finding a specialist who will find an approach to the child and will agree to cure the tooth, lasted almost a year. I know that we were not alone in dealing with this situation. The niece had a problem that required urgent dental surgery. But the child was also afraid of doctors. Parents were advised to go for help to the capital». Vita Matyashenko, mother of two children

Fear of dentists is born in childhood, during the first visit to a doctor. One unsuccessful trip to the dentist is enough to cause the child to have fear, which with age can develop into a phobia.

«I have often heard similar stories and understand the experiences of parents. What the child endured, I would call violence. Now there are many ways to anesthetize the procedure without the injection. Unfortunately, finding a doctor who can find an approach to children is difficult. It depends more on a person, because a dentist does not have to be a psychologist. A doctor who works with children, first of all, should become a friend and not be associated with fear. For my practice I treated one-year-old children. The whole procedure took place in a game form: we played, skated in an armchair, watched cartoons. After each visit, we give the child a toy so that he has a desire to come again.

The first visit to the dentist should be quiet, and, preferably, without painful procedures, because this visit will leave a mark on the further treatment of dentists. It is better to go to the reception, when treatment is not required, with the purpose of prevention. During these visits, we clean the children’s teeth. The child begins to trust the doctor, understands that nothing terrible will happen. The procedure should only take place in the presence of the mother, so the baby will be calmer.

Before a visit to the doctor, parents should tell the child in a playful form why they need dentists. 70% of the morale of a small patient depends on this. If the child is still afraid of dentists, you can take it with you to an “adult” appointment with a dentist. When a child sees that mom or dad is being treated with teeth, he often agrees to visit the doctor himself». Yuliya Kuchinskaya, a periodontist doctor of the «Suasnoi Semeynoi Stomatologii»

Until loss of consciousness

Turning to dentists with acute pain, we rarely think about how the procedure and anesthesia will proceed. After all, the main goal is to get rid of the pain. When the patient before the procedure lost consciousness, the doctors decided that she was just overwhelmed. But the dentists made a mistake…

«Two years ago I had a toothache for the first time, and I turned for help to the state clinic. At the reception they said that the treatment needed urgently. And they did not even ask a question about allergic reactions. And I did not think about it, I wanted to cure the tooth as soon as possible. After an injection of anesthesia, she immediately lost consciousness. I was brought to consciousness and sent home, so nothing has been cured. The dentist decided that I was just worried. On the way home, I realized that this was not a scare, but a reaction to the drug. The next day I went to take tests, it turned out that I had allergies in 3 out of 5 anesthetics». Julia Sidorenko, lost consciousness at the reception

Loss of consciousness is not the most terrible reaction of an organism to an allergen. In rare cases, an allergy to the drug can lead to death. Therefore, you need to take seriously any medicine that gets into the body.

«If there is no information on allergic reactions in the medication, the doctor should make a skin test for the drug. If the patient deteriorates after the test and the skin turns red, he is injected with an antiallergen and sent to the laboratory for analysis. Such tests are best done before going to the doctor, especially people who suffer from allergies to flowering or other irritants. The story of this girl ended well, but on the way home she could regain consciousness. With such things you do not have to joke. Each organism reacts differently to medications. Allergies can cause anaphylactic shock, in rare cases – lead to death. If after anesthesia you feel dizzy, weak, strong excitement, itching, you should immediately tell the doctor about it». Daria Perekupko, dentist-orthopedist, «Suasnoi Semeynoi Stomatologii»

Do not miss the root of the problem

When the tooth can not be cured, it must be removed. With this situation, Anastasia collided. She got ready with the spirit and went to the dentist to remove the tooth. The procedure went quickly, but as it turned out, the doctors missed something.

«I had a toothache, I had to restore it, so I had to delete it. The procedure for removal was rapid, I was put on the gum and sent home. But a few hours after the doctor’s visit, I realized that the root was in the gum, and remained. Part of the root was acute, I was uncomfortable talking and eating, my jaw was very sore. I had to turn to other specialists to remove the root. The second time the procedure lasted more than an hour, the doctor took out small pieces of the root. As it turned out, the tooth broke into pieces. The first time either did not notice, or decided not to notice». Anastasia Sevostyanova, after removal the root of the tooth remained

Not a deleted part of the root can lead to negative consequences – the inflammatory process and swelling of the tissues. If the situation starts, you can be on the operating table.

«During the training, I often encountered similar problems. Patients treated with inflammation, and an X-ray showed that this was caused by the root left after removal of the tooth. In addition to inflammation, this situation can lead to edema of soft tissues, as well as to inflammatory processes that require surgical intervention and treatment in the hospital.

To avoid this situation, before the procedure the doctor makes a computer tomography of the jaw. This procedure gives an understanding of how many roots the tooth has. After removal, the dentist can check whether he has removed everything, and whether there are chips on the tooth. If the cleavage line is noticeable, it becomes clear that part of the tooth still remains. After the procedure, too, it is advisable to take a test photograph to make sure that everything is clean. The duration of the procedure depends on the complexity of the tooth: one root – half an hour, a wisdom tooth – up to two hours». Vladislav Futoymas, dentist-therapeutist of the «Suasnoi Semeynoi Stomatologii»