“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#21 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure.
So the dentist I went to for over 10 years was just some fraud? Hmmm, I should get the crown she put in looked at then, since the all-knowing edog said she's not worth her salt.

Just because *you* have not encountered a dentist who understands fear and anxiety does not mean they do not exist.

And to top it off, your analogy is poor. It's more like being mildly sedated to draw blood.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#22 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure.
The dentist would laugh in your face instead of letting you laugh in his?

Well played even if iut wasn't intended

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

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#23 Mar 7, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Most Nannys live with you and are provided with free room and board. Given this, I don't see how $60-120 bucks could break her. I don't think she has to do anything for the parents, but the children she watches, she should give them a little something.
No one I know has the nanny that actually lives with them. They come over everyday. I think it works both ways, though. Some do, some don't.

Since: Aug 08

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#24 Mar 7, 2013
Toj wrote:
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No one I know has the nanny that actually lives with them. They come over everyday. I think it works both ways, though. Some do, some don't.
I just checked and you are right. They can live or not live with you. It's an au pair who lives with you.

I still think she can spring for 60 bucks a year. If she's watching that many kids, she must be getting paid more than someone who is only watching 2 kids and would only have to drop 20 bucks.
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#25 Mar 7, 2013
LW1: My ex-husband was terrified of the dentist. 6'2" and over 200 lbs. and he would faint in the chair. I talked (OK nagged) him into going and miraculously, his teeth were in relatively good shape for not having had regular visits. No cavities! He only had to have deep cleaning! OTOH, there's this guy in my social circle whose teeth and breath are disgusting. His teeth are literally rotting out of his mouth. Anyway, enough of the personal anecdotes. Going to the dentist is never pleasant but it is part of staying healthy. LW, by all means, investigate sleep dentistry or try the nitrous. Make that appointment. It is not as bad as you imagine.

LW2: Send cards. And if you *really* feel that you need to give a gift, shop at thrift stores, garage sales, or dollar stores.

LW3: You lost me when you said that your husband started cheating on you during your FIRST YEAR of marriage. The first year of marriage should be the time when you are both still hopelessly in lust with each other. In my opinion, a man who cheats on his wife during the first year of his marriage will continue to cheat throughout the marriage. He sure found the one person that he could stay married to, though. You are in serious denial and a complete doormat. Get some counseling and figure out where you put your self-esteem.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#26 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure.
after having an abosulte prick of a dentist as a kid, i developed a phobia of the dentist. it took years to be able to get over it enough to consider going to get them looked at. I have a quick gag reflex (keep the mind out of hte gutter please), which, when added to weak enamel and a yen for pop, it makes for a miserable experience.

i found a DDS who does sedation dentistry, nad he has a good "bedside" manner. he knocked me out for a total of probably about 10-15 hours to get a ton of crowns and caps done. He has been very happy that i have gotten over my dental axiety enough to (a) actually call right away when my teeth break and (b) get drilled for crowns without any sedation. he says taht he is happy and proud when he helps his patients get over the fear.(and at $400 an hour for sedation, thats a good care provider!)

There are DDS areound here who advertise that they specialize in high anxiety patients. there is one even who advertises that he works with special needs kids & patients. If ever i move from my DDS, that one is high on the list to check out.

If a care provider laughs at one's request to make accomodations for treatment, time to look for a new provider.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#27 Mar 7, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I just checked and you are right. They can live or not live with you. It's an au pair who lives with you.
I still think she can spring for 60 bucks a year. If she's watching that many kids, she must be getting paid more than someone who is only watching 2 kids and would only have to drop 20 bucks.
You don't know her financial situation or what kind of bills she has or if she's paying for her mother's nursing home. Just because someone works for a living, doesn't automatically mean they can easily afford to drop a hundred or more dollars every year on somebody else's brats.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#28 Mar 7, 2013
And I don't think I could trust a dentist who so willingly passes out nitrous.

"Hey doc, I'm on my way to a party. Can I take a few hits off that tank?"
pde

Homer Glen, IL

#29 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And I don't think I could trust a dentist who so willingly passes out nitrous.
"Hey doc, I'm on my way to a party. Can I take a few hits off that tank?"
Most dentists have some sort of controlled substances on site--they're dentists. They have the right approvals to have those substances on site and the certification to use them.

Nitrous has been a common part of dentistry for a long time. My childhood dentist used to offer the choice between it or Novocaine when filling cavities.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#30 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And I don't think I could trust a dentist who so willingly passes out nitrous.
"Hey doc, I'm on my way to a party. Can I take a few hits off that tank?"
I wouldn't trust that DDS etiher.... and if he did that, i bet he could be "written up" or disciplined for taht.

I've came out of the initial consultation aching, because i tensed up sooo much. they can tell who needs it and who doesn't. i tried a twilight sedative one time, but it didn't kick in fast enough. he could tell that this wasn't the option for me, and hten i slept for hours after i left the office.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#31 Mar 7, 2013
L1: I'm SO GLAD that my childhood dentist was wonderful. With the exception of one bad year when we moved away, every dentist I've had has been great. You can find one -- ask around for references.

L2: Don't buy them gifts. First of all, generally it's against etiquette rules to buy gifts for your employer. Second, these kids obviously lack for nothing. So if you must buy them a gift, go cheap.$10. You spend plenty of time with them. That's enough.

L3: Who cares if you're wrong? He's obnoxious and a pig. Dump him.

Since: Jan 10

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#32 Mar 7, 2013
My friend was a dental hygeinist and has had to work on former meth addicts ("Meth mouth" -- it smells like rotting flesh), as well as patients who have had narcotics addiction issues and they can't have novacaine. She said they were incredibly brave to deal with major dental work with no pain killers.

Since: Jan 10

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#33 Mar 7, 2013
"Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure."

What a stupid, ignorant statement.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#34 Mar 7, 2013
1 I miss my old dentist. We used to take smoking breaks.

2 Give them a card.

3 You married an a-hole, whether he is a cheater or not.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#35 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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You don't know her financial situation or what kind of bills she has or if she's paying for her mother's nursing home. Just because someone works for a living, doesn't automatically mean they can easily afford to drop a hundred or more dollars every year on somebody else's brats.
You need to take a math class. Family of 5, minus the two parents, equals 3 kids, plus another on the way.

$10 buck for birthdays and another 10 for Christmas, times 4. Is 80 bucks, not a hundred or more. She's somewhat a co-parent to these kids and a very important part of their lives. These aren't just somebody's brats. I think a small gift is appropriate.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#36 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And I don't think I could trust a dentist who so willingly passes out nitrous.
"Hey doc, I'm on my way to a party. Can I take a few hits off that tank?"
I used to work for someone who went to the dentist for a cleaning every six WEEKS and asked for nitrous because she claimed to have anxiety about the dentist. THAT was a crooked dentist because she was clearly going just to get high.

But some people do have legitimate issues.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#37 Mar 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
"Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure."
What a stupid, ignorant statement.
Hey, hey, hey. Are you implying that Mutt said something that lacked due consideration and substance? Because I don't know that Mutt. The Mutt I know is (em)pathetic,(in)considerate and thoughtful(less). You really should(n't) apologize.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#38 Mar 7, 2013
whippits are so much cheaper...<cough!> so i have heard.
j_m_w wrote:
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I used to work for someone who went to the dentist for a cleaning every six WEEKS and asked for nitrous because she claimed to have anxiety about the dentist. THAT was a crooked dentist because she was clearly going just to get high.
But some people do have legitimate issues.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#39 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure.
Always a fantastic idea for a business to laugh in the face of a potential client. I'm sure that fosters great word of mouth advertising and repeat business.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#40 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And I don't think I could trust a dentist who so willingly passes out nitrous.
"Hey doc, I'm on my way to a party. Can I take a few hits off that tank?"
So many shady un-trustwothy dentists.

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