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19 November 2014 - 2:01am

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I don't know about you guys, but I really HATE the dentist. Today my wife had to go and have a tooth extracted, and I was cringing just taking her to the office and driving her back to the house.

About the only upside I can see to it is that she is doped up on some pretty heavy painkillers, but I am just bothered by the whole ordeal.

How do you guys feel about the dentist? I am not a fan and end up getting a ton of anxiety about it. I know the next time I go I am going to end up having to set up an appointment to get all four of my wisdom teeth taken out, and I am NOT looking forward to it.

Are you as skittish as me?

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19 November 2014 - 4:29am
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I don't like going to the dentist. Prior to going last year sometime, I had not been at all for over 10 years. Perhaps that is why my teeth are not so good! lol

I may have to go back and have my wisdom teeth removed sometime too. I feel for you on that front - the idea of having a dentist ripping my teeth out with pliers and cutting through my gums and jaw with a saw is not appealing (you're welcome for that mental image!).

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19 November 2014 - 8:49am
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Ah, haaaaaaaaaaaaate it all my 23 years life. Hate, hate. Never visit since i am was 18, but this September visit dentist, since mom force me lol (yes, i was need travel 3 hours on train to come home and visit dentist).
Actually, after 7 visits right now, i am totally angry on myself. Many my teeth need to be cured, but if i visit dentist couple years ago - things can be much more better. I did not use any painkiller since i decide to punish myself, and because i decide to save 2$ each time(HAHAHAHA WHAT A JOKE).
So guys not sure about your case, 7 visits, 9 cured teeth(is this correct english word, hm?). It was painful two times, for about 2-3 minutes of time.
And best part in Minsk, where i am currently living 1 visit with curing = ~40-50$. In my city 10-15$ Smile

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19 November 2014 - 10:55pm
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Me too - I regret not going more often as some of my teeth are pretty bad.

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20 November 2014 - 5:50pm
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I know some of my teeth are pretty bad too. I'm hoping I can make it until I am an old man so they come out easier...

Seriously though, we have sedation dentists over here, and I am really thinking about visiting one, as they put you under to do any type of dental surgery. That may be my best option.

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27 November 2014 - 4:22am
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I am also an infrequent visitor to the dentist. My parents weren't big on taking us and despite just brushing (and most times just in the morning) and no flossing etc, I apparently have wonderfully healthy teeth according to the dentist. It must be a genetic thing Smile

Can't say the dentist bothers me too much though. I've had all of my wisdom teeth pulled out because they were impacted. The specialist that I went to was amazingly quick. Got a bit of anaesthetic rubbed around the gums. There was a heck of a lot of pulling, pushing and cutting but not painful at all. 10 minutes and a few hundred dollars later I was sans wisdom teeth!

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28 November 2014 - 2:23am
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Whoa, that's nuts. Here in the States they completely knock out out. Full IV outage, just like you are having your appendix out.

You guys are crazy tough!

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28 November 2014 - 6:21am
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I am also an infrequent visitor to the dentist. My parents weren't big on taking us and despite just brushing (and most times just in the morning) and no flossing etc, I apparently have wonderfully healthy teeth according to the dentist. It must be a genetic thing Smile

Can't say the dentist bothers me too much though. I've had all of my wisdom teeth pulled out because they were impacted. The specialist that I went to was amazingly quick. Got a bit of anaesthetic rubbed around the gums. There was a heck of a lot of pulling, pushing and cutting but not painful at all. 10 minutes and a few hundred dollars later I was sans wisdom teeth!

few hundred dollars... here is just max 50$ at highest...
but you guys in australia earn much more than we here(and prices for you higher, so i think it's balanced).

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28 November 2014 - 6:27am
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Even taking into account average earnings and exchange rates, many things here are very overpriced. Sadly we are ranked very highly in the "most expensive places to live" surveys like this one:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-05/sydney-and-melbourne-among-worlds-...

Think I should fly to Belarus next time I need to see the dentist?

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28 November 2014 - 6:30am
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If we go to my native city (3 hours on train), one procedure will cost you max 17$ Tongue Doctor the a friend of my mom Tongue
Or you can use in Minsk, like i said, 50$ is highest Smile
Imagine with your earnings live in Minsk Tongue King of the city probably.
Just kidding...Yeah, i read many times that Australia is very expensive country. But i still need to visit it one day, to survive with my fobia to all this snakes and other crazy creatures.

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28 November 2014 - 6:35am
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Imagine that i wake up and saw some kind of this things...
Australia is a country of non-sleeping for me probably.
Just offtopic, but still it will be hard for me to google it...
How much people dying from such staff yearly?
Or it is not so dangerous and your medics are know what to do?

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28 November 2014 - 6:52am
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What can I say? We're all tough guys and girls! No but really, stuff like that is a misconception. Most people live in cities and don't see dangerous spiders or snakes, or sharks, or crocodiles, or box jellyfish, or blue ringed octopus, or drop bears.

In fact I just looked it up and no-one has died from a spider bite here since 1979.
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Spider-facts

I do see redback spiders regularly around the outside of my house but they are probably more scared of me than I am of them. A neighbour told me there was a snake in the yard of a house a few doors up the road once but I never saw it.

And come to think of it they did find two great white sharks in the nets off Bondi Beach last week.
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/great-white-shark-found-in-bon...

I'm starting to worry myself now...

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We have deadly spiders the size of rodents, deadly snakes have been known to be curled up under your bed sheets, man eating sharks patrolling the beaches and kangaroos jumping around the streets. Australia is just overrun with wild and dangerous animals!! Scared

Just kidding, there loads of dangerous creatures in Australia that's true, but it's quite rare that you would encounter any if at all if you stick to the urban areas Smile

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2 December 2014 - 4:48am
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I'm not a fan of any doctors really. I just had an eye exam after going 10 years without. My eyes are ok though.

I hate the drill sound of the dentist. I've had my wisdom teeth out many years ago. The doc did prescribe pain killers which I accidentally took each time I woke up when no one was around!!! I say accidentally, because although I knew I was taking them I didn't realize how much time has passed since I last took them since I was so high.

I wish you luck on your procedures, Slim.

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