You know, there is a saying: “There are 32 of them, what happens if one of them goes?”

That’s not how it works, actually. Just as 10 of 10 fingers are not one, and 32 of 32 teeth are not one.

Each of them has a different task and importance.

It is expected, usually, to the last degree, writhing with pain in hopes that it will pass. After finishing 1 box of painkillers and 2 boxes of antibiotics, it is not possible to go to the dentist until it is seen that it does not go away. Even when it has reached this point, naturally, the tooth will not have much salvage left, and that’s when we say, “Can’t we pull it out?” sentence is formed immediately. Dear patients, tooth extraction is not a simple event, and bridge or implant treatments, which we can say as compensation, never give the comfort of our natural teeth. Why wait until he gets into trouble when he can get rid of it with simple treatments? For many patients, the answer is fear of the dentist. In other words, fear of seats.

– Why are you afraid?

– Because I’m going to get hurt.

– Why are you going to get hurt?

– I was hurt when I was a child.

Like everything else, things get a little brighter when you get down to childhood. Either a painful childhood dentist experience, the fear of the doctor and needle used by the parents as a simple threat to mischief, or the fearful dentist memories of others appear before us.

Oh, doctor, stay away from me, if you go to routine checkups (1 in 6 months) instead of the logic of not going until my tooth hurts, such experiences will not occur. Caries are saved at the filling stage, calculus is cleaned before it turns into gingival recession, jaw and tooth relationship disorders in children? With early period orthodontic treatments, there is a more permanent treatment and these procedures are painless and short-term. Waiting for the tooth to ache means allowing the infection and therefore the inflammation to progress, and inflammation is one of the biggest obstacles to anesthesia, that is, the numbness of the tooth. Therefore, even if the physician performs anesthesia, this time the physician’s experience can be painful. In other words, the person people should be afraid of is themselves rather than the doctor. Oral hygiene and diseases, which are sometimes neglected due to laziness and sometimes due to lack of attention, present us with not very heartwarming pictures.

If you value yourself, go to the examinations on time, and do not ignore your pain until it becomes unbearable, it is now in the hands of the physician that the time spent in that chair is painless. As long as the anesthesia is suitable, the tooth starts to become numb and the patient does not feel it no matter what procedure is done.

There is also the fear of the device, which is defined by the patients as “the device that works like that knee-jerk”. I would have liked to have produced a silent sound, but unfortunately it does not exist, and the fact that you feel all the processes done to your teeth mechanically besides the sound creates the feeling that your body is harmed. The only way to prevent this is to trust your doctor. To start this treatment process with a doctor you can trust. The trust between the patient and the physician is invaluable for both the physician and the patient. This trust also creates the awareness that nothing bad will happen to you when you sit on that seat and allows you to relax by believing in the correctness of the transactions.

Therefore, enter this process with a physician you trust and ensure the continuity of your oral hygiene by following your appointments and not neglecting routine examinations.

Remember that a tooth is an organ. The loss and damage to any of them should not be taken lightly. Good oral hygiene is valuable for health, and the aesthetics of your teeth are valuable for your psychology.

Finally, let’s brush our teeth at least 2 times a day and for at least 2 minutes and value each of our teeth separately.