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#1 VeritasVinum

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

Ok I have a major dental phobia since DS2 was born and dentist really stuffed up some preventative refillings.

I had not been to the dentist for 5 yrs and needed nearly all my preventative fillings redone.

So I did the chicken thing and went for sleep dentistry. iV twilight anaesthesia. Two hours of not knowing what was happening, although I remember them asking me at times to open mouth wider etc. all fillings done. Teeth cleaning done and I feel like a new woman.

Now I will be good and do check ups every 6 m.

So just saying for those major dental phonics there is a good solution.


#2 Three Of Hearts

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

I had a major dentist phobia as well and needed lots of work done, including my wisdom teeth removed.  I had a general anesthetic at the hospital and he did all the major work there.  Then over the next 12 months he got me back every 3 months and did minor work and slowly helped my phobia.  Now I can sit in the chair and have just about anything done without shaking so badly that I can't keep still!

It's a great feeling isn't it OP!!

#3 3mummy3

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

Op, i would love to know the cost associated with the sleep dentistry if you dont mind sharing, and if in melb where you had it done?
I desperately need to go to dentist but im sh*t scared after a really bad experience last time i went.

#4 VeritasVinum

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:58 AM



Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Edited by lsolaBella, 07 December 2012 - 11:02 AM.


#5 JJ

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 07/12/2012, 09:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.


You should get some of that back from Medicare though? When I had mine done a few years ago, they refunded 85% of the anaesthetist's fees.

It really is an awesome solution if you can't have it done under a local and don't want to go for a GA. original.gif

#6 3mummy3

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 07/12/2012, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too

Not cheap unfortunately. $1k for 2 hrs sleeping.

Bonus is you don't go to hospital.

I am in Melb too


Thanks isolabella, but i heard you the first time!!!lol not cheap but i think it would be worth it! Might look into it but am breastfeeding at the moment so probably not able to do it yet anyway.


#7 VeritasVinum

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

JJ not Medicare covered unfortunately.

3mummy3 goota love posting on dodgy 3G Internet when out.

#8 Squeekums da feral

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

Why, oh why does it have to be iv? I need lots done but needles leave me a quivering mess literaly. I cant even get DD done, a friend or her dad have to take her.
I wish there was a sleeping pill that has the same effect.

#9 girltribe4

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

I need to find the money and do this unsure.gif Any recomendations in Adelaide any one ?

#10 VeritasVinum

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

Squeaky a I had Elma on my arm and eyes closed so didn't notice first needle then no memory of the rest.

My dad did similar in Sydney and had a cocktail of tablets to take. So perhaps ask around.



#11 JJ

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 07/12/2012, 11:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
JJ not Medicare covered unfortunately.


Oh bummer - I wonder why mine was? But it was 6 years ago, so it's probably changed since then.

Still, sounds like money well spent! ddance.gif

#12 SnazzyFeral

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE (squeekums @ 07/12/2012, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why, oh why does it have to be iv? I need lots done but needles leave me a quivering mess literaly. I cant even get DD done, a friend or her dad have to take her.
I wish there was a sleeping pill that has the same effect.



depending on how bad your phobia is the Dr can prescribe valium.

#13 VeritasVinum

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

GA would be done in hospital. So that is possibly why part medicare

#14 Squeekums da feral

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

Isola Bella sadly for me even knowing whats happeing is enough to start a panic attack. Bad enough that they couldnt get any blood during pregnancy and told me it was unsafe to continue trying.

Hmm so it is possible, will ask around. May even be able to find out my blood type if I find someone who deals with people like me on the extreme end of phobic.




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