1. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    In the good old days if you were brave at the dentist you would get a sticker to prove it. You would parade you sticker for a few days to display your bravery. Yesterday, at the suggestion of the dentist, I braved a filling in one of my molars without an injection. Some pain but no numbness in the mouth afterwards and no sticker.

    Is this another example of NHS cut backs you might ask. No it was a Private Dentist! :D:D
     
  2. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    My grandson gets a superman sticker when he goes to the dentist, of course it's just for a check up,

    You are brave GL,
     
  3. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
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    These are for you GLx
     
  4. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,517
    Ireland
    You're braver than me, GL - no way would I let a dentist do a filling without being numbed to my eyeballs!:D
     
  5. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,708
    Female
    London
    I regularly go without injection. Never had a sticker yet!
     
  6. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Unfortunately have to get emergency appt today. Toothache now pretty unbearable. No courage here.
     
  7. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs

    Much appreciated.
     
  8. sistermillicent

    sistermillicent Registered User

    Jan 30, 2009
    2,951
    I have to go to the dentist soon for a major reconstruction of a tooth, they have suggested I have a special thing called the "wand" which will only numb the tooth they are working on (I will have to pay an extra £10 for this) instead of the usual nerve block which will numb the whole of my lower jaw on that side (and is free)

    I am opting for the free nerve block as I often have a lot of discomfort from the yanking about of my mouth and the suction machine, which will not be so bad if everything is numb.

    And I still give stickers to children who have been brave where I work. (and the teachers too, even though they are usually wimps)
     
  9. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

    Jan 5, 2014
    5,159
    Female
    Chester
    I realised as I drove away from the dentist last week she hadn't offered my son aged 10 a sticker. Not sure if he would have wanted it or not, we did leave with son in tears, but he has grown out of stickers in the last year.

    Tears were caused because a baby tooth hasn't come out, and on xrays the adult tooth isn't there, so he has years of orthodontist ahead of him, with braces to hold or close gap, depending on what is best with what else is there. Need to get full orthodontist xray to give us answers.
     
  10. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    Just thought I ought to mention that I would have given my sticker to my teddy who keeps an eye on Maureen. He is right upset as I had told him I would get one for him.
     
  11. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

    Jan 5, 2014
    5,159
    Female
    Chester
    Have you tried removing stickers from fluffy teddy bears?:eek:
    Without fluffy teddy bear looking like he had worn said sticker? :eek:

    Probably good that you didn't get one.

    I think son found dentists selection of stickers a bit limited anyway - no cycling ones and he was never into comic heros.
     
  12. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    Aww poor teddy.

    I need an anaesthetic just to walk into a dentists waiting room.

    As a youngster around 5yrs old I remember someone trying to take a blood sample from me and failing miserably ,she was really hurting me so I was crying lots, eventually she gave up n told me that as I had not been brave I could not have a lollipop , then she took me back to the room wher mum n dad were waiting.
     
  13. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    #13 Grey Lad, Aug 25, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015
    Calling In PDSA

    No stickers and now hat is falling off. I expect a call from the RSPCA.
     

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  14. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
    2,476
    London
    I am with you there truth I hope it goes ok at dentist toothache is horrible I had tooth out yesterday with lots of numbing injections didn't get no sticker grey lad x
     
  15. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Thanks nanny. Unfortunately can't get an appt until tomorrow pm
     
  16. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    Not sure who to vote for in the leadership election may check out their position on stickers.:D
     
  17. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    One of my school dentists did a filling without numbing meds. That hurt, dude! Only ever happened once...
     
  18. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    Both my daughters had a couple of adult teeth missing, one had to have braces anyway to correct her bite so milk teeth were removed and braces used to pull the teeth into place, she has lovely straight teeth now. The other daughter still has her milk teeth as she didn't need any orthodontics, she is 35 now and the milk teeth are still bearing up! x


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