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I havent been to a dentist in over ten years in 24 my teeth

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I haven't been to a dentist in over ten years in 24 my teeth are bright yellow and rotting away the pain is unbearable i cant eat anything,but soup without being in pain i would rather have no teeth iv tried to pull them out the thing is its effecting my life with my children i have tried hundreds of times to register with,a dentist but i feel as if in going to stop breathing when i pick up the phone but i need help and fast i cant go on like this anymore . Chloe
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

sounds like you have an extreme phobia of going to the dentist.

Dr. David :

how old are you? 24 years old?

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

yes im 24

Dr. David :

you need to get medications to help calm down your anxiety such as klonopin or ativan or xanax so you can see a dentist and get your teeth cleaned and treated.

Dr. David :

are you brushing and flossing your teeth regularly?

Dr. David :

have you ever taken medications to help decrease anxiety before?

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

i try to clean my teeth but the pain is to much sometimes and there can be alot of blood

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

no i havent

Dr. David :

you need to see a GP doctor and get treated for your anxiety and phobia

Dr. David :

so you can see a dentist.

Dr. David :

there are medications which can help decrease your anxiety like klonopin or ativan or xanax.

Dr. David :

and longer acting medications like SSRI medications like zoloft (sertraline) or citalopram

Dr. David :

which over time can help decrease anxiety.

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

I have tried but i cant bring myself to bring up the topic i feel as if no one will take me serious as i tried once before a few years back and noone took me seriouss

Dr. David :

you have to see your GP doctor again.

Dr. David :

show them your teeth.

Dr. David :

tell them about your fears of seeing the dentist

Dr. David :

and get treatment for your anxiety.

Dr. David :

or else the infection around your gums will spread into your blood stream and could kill you.

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

but i feel as if there that bad there is nothing a dentist can do id rather just have them all removedand have nothing

Dr. David :

you don't know that until you see a dentist.

Dr. David :

are you a dentist?

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

No but when i look at them in the mirror and see and feel the pain

Dr. David :

it sounds like bad gingivitis infection of the gums.

Dr. David :

this can be treated with antibiotic mouth washes and better dental care and brushings.

Dr. David :

and a better diet and more vitamin C to help your gums heal.

Dr. David :

at age 24, you most likely don't need to have your teeth pulled.

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

I will try that

Dr. David :

you need the gum infection to be treated.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

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Dr. David :

you still do need to see your GP and to see a dentist.

Dr. David :

you shouldn't be trying to treat your bad gingivitis by yourself.

JACUSTOMER-cejdw25e- :

I will i grew up were i wasn't given a tooth brush till i was old enough to leave home so didn't really brush my teeth for the first 16 years apartf from the idd time at a friends or realitives

Dr. David :

so you still need to see your GP and a dentist.

Dr. David :

you shouldn't be trying to treat your gingivitis infection of your gums by yourself.

Dr. David :

why did you rate poor service?