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Is she checking my teeth properly?
hi, Iam not scared of the dentist but I get really panicked when the put those metal probes into my mouth. It’s gotten so bad that my dentist doesn’t even put anything init my mouth anymore, she just has a look. Surely she cant be doing a proper job?! Especially since my appointments only last around 2/3 minutes
Please tell me how to get over this so then I can get my teeth checked over properly, thanks in advance
It is important that your gums as well as teeth are checked, and although your dentist is clearly sympathetic to your concerns it may be that a more thorough approach is required. Also, how do you get your teeth cleaned when you see the dentist/hygienist?
You clearly care about your oral health – there are plastic instruments that can be used to check the gum health and this might help you.
I would suggest you ask your dentist if they have plastic perio probes and discuss this in more detail. Where do you think this fear came from, I am sure that you can get over this with some help from your dentist.
Dr Simon Nery