Friday 4 March 2016 8.06pm
Years ago in Barking when I had my first wisdom out, it was agony, I was in that dentist chair hour and half while he yanked and pulled and it broke into 16 pieces and when I arrived back at waiting room I passed out. A month later of agonising pain which after that put me off dentists and treatments. Even when I had a couple of root canal treatments in Barking Dentist that was also very painful, this is back in the early 1990's. So later on when I had the other wisdoms out I was sedated at a clinic and last one at the hospital.
So being told recently by a hospital that I needed root canal treatment and that they dont sedate you no more at dentists due to regulations and wont sedate at hospital to do RCT treatments, and that I should return to the dentist to have this done. I was bricking it badly. I even took an anxiety pill to calm down before the treatment.
I had the root canal treatment today and it didnt hurt at all, just had to lay there for about 45 minutes, I go back for The Crown
in a week. Yet the anxiety pill that I tool before the treatment started to make me feel tired later after treatment.
I can only assume that technology has advanced so much since the early 1990's that the pain which was then is no longer around. And the fact that back then I just went to a horrible Barking Dentist.
I had it done at a local Bermondsey dentist. He is much more caring and gives all the information of treatment of which years ago I never received any of this.
The other thoughts about this as well is that I think the NHS charge to much for these treatments, while I understand that private treatments is much higher but even paying over £200 for RCT treatment/crown is a lot of money for patients to find at times.
Any thoughts about treatments?
Any stories to tell?
Any thoughts about NHS dental charges?