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Anxiety over root canal dental surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello can i talk to a dentist please
Doctor :   give me a moment
User :   i am very worried and anxious about getting root canal done if the dentist cant repiar my tooth
User :   and want to see if they can tell me if i have an infected tooth and i will let them know what my dentist said to me
User :   We have a dentist as a superspecialist in our panel of experts.
User :   cool
User :   can i talk to him
User :   I wish you to choose the option of superspecialist opinion package, where you can direct your questions to him.
User :   what
User :   can u help me at all
User :   You can get the answers to your query over a mail or you can talk to him over a phone.
User :   why can he helpo me very very quickly
User :   please
User :   If you are interested in using our superspecialist opinion, then I shall send you the link which will guide you.
User :   the dentist told me that i have a big hole in my tooth and that its decayed and he has told me that the nerves aint exposed as yet and he told me thathe will try to get the decay out of my tooth andbut if he exposes the nerve then he will,have to take the nerves out of my teeth.
User :   how much is the package
User :   hello u there
User :   I am sorry.
User :   since I am a general practitioner and my expertise are restricted in the speciality of dentistry,
User :   i had discussed with one of our dentist.
User :   Since he is at a procedure now and he is unable to chat with you now, I shall give you his phone number.
User :   i have another question on my downstairs area i have at the back close to my bowel i have like sores on the back of my down stairs and whys that
User :   You can talk to him after 3 hours and he will be pleased to answer your queries over phone.
User :   Since when are you having these sores?
User :   i just noticed them tonite
User :   Ok
User :   what could they be
User :   Do you have pain while passing stools?
User :   do you notice blood in the stools?
User :   its not on my bum its on my vagina
User :   Do you have itching/redness over the sore?
User :   itch alittle bit
User :   Are you sexually active?
User :   Do you have white discharge?
User :   no
User :   Are you sexually active?
User :   alittle bit
User :   Ok
User :   Let me brief you.
User :   The sore that you have noticed are probably due to inflammatory reactions, which could have been caused due to infections.
User :   also i check and when i was checking my knees seem like baggy for sum reason like swollen but there not what wrong there too
User :   only an examination can determine the nature of infection.
User :   Hence I suggest you to consult a gynaecologist for physical examination of the sores.
User :   ok what about my knees
User :   Is this present on both knees?
User :   Are you there?
User :   Are you there?
User :   Are you there?
User :   yes here'
User :   Is this present on both knees?
User :   yes here
User :   yes
User :   whats wrong with them
User :   its like one is saggy then the other
User :   since when have you notice this?
User :   tonite
User :   Do you have pain?
User :   what could be wrong and could i have a brain abessed
User :   no pain at all
User :   Do you have any problem while bending the knees?
User :   do you notice any colour changes over them?
User :   nope
User :   Did you sustain any injury?
User :   what u mean any colour changes
User :   Do you notice any discoloration of the skin over the knee- such as blackish discolouration of redness?
User :   no
User :   Ok
User :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
User :   sudden onset swelling of the knees are due to acute inflammation or due to collection of blood or fluid in them.
User :   The collection usually are following an injury.
User :   i am very breathless at time and i suffer from anxitey
User :   since you do not have any other signs of inflammation and have not sustained any injury, its probably due to somatic causes.
User :   i havent had a injury at all
User :   secondary to anxiety and other psychological stressors.
User :   so it could be from anxitey
User :   These symptoms are not harmful, however, I suggest you to watch out for these signs.
User :   I mean symptoms - symptoms of pain, difficulty while bending the knees or walking, development of colour changes.
User :   also i took like 2 mgs of valium today for the dentist andmy heart started beating fast and i could feel my heart beating in my chest hard why was that
User :   If you notice any of these symptoms, you may have to consult an orthopaedician for evaluation.
User :   Its probably due to anxiety and other stress factors.
User :   The drug on the contrary causes reduce in the heart rate.
User :   why after i took 2 mgs of valium to calm me down
User :   I suggest you to follow deep breathing exercises to help you in treating this condition,
User :   May I know since when are you known to have anxiety?
User :   6 years ago when my stepdadf passed away from lung cancer
User :   Ok
User :   what are the symptoms of a brain abessesed
User :   You mean brain abscess?
User :   yes
User :   you there
Doctor :   Hi
User :   yes
User :   whats the symptoms of a brain abesses
Doctor :   may i know what are your current symptoms
User :   if u have a abessed tooth and it goes to ur brain or heart
Doctor :   how do you know that you have an absess in your tooth?
User :   weried feeling in eyes and feel like i am suffercating, sweating hands and feet,
Doctor :   these are not the symptoms of tooth abscess
Doctor :   these are symptoms of panic attack
Doctor :   and due to anxiety
Doctor :   and nothing related to dental abscess or to brain abscess
User :   as the dentist told me that i had decay on a tooth and a big hole there where the decay is and the tooth is abit sore not alot. also he tapped my tooth and it didnt hurt he told me if he can just get the decay out of that he can just do a filling on it but if he exposes the nerve while getting the decay out then he will have to take the nerves out of my tooth.
Doctor :   so i guess just a dental filling would help
Doctor :   you may not need a root canal therapy
Doctor :   or any major procedure
User :   i hope but he says my nerves in my teeth are up high
Doctor :   it does not matter
Doctor :   where your nerves are
Doctor :   a dental filling is more than enough
User :   why dont it matter
User :   he cant put a filling on top of a nerve
User :   u a dentist
Doctor :   a filling is never put on a nerve,
Doctor :   I am a general physicain,
User :   but if he exposes the nerve while drilling out the decay then he will have to take the nerves out and that will be a root canal
User :   and my nerves are high up in the tooth so he could hit expose the nerves
Doctor :   if you need a dentist, you can speak to Dr.xxxxx after 3-4 hrs over the phone and his number is +0000
User :   i will be in bed by then as it is 11pm here now
Doctor :   Since i am not a dentist, i will not be able to help you
Doctor :   in this matter
Doctor :   i understand
User :   u said that a filling would do and i wouldnt need a root canal
Doctor :   But DR xxxx, is busy, with a procedure in the operation room
Doctor :   yes definitely
User :   why u say yes definitely
User :   he will try but he may have to take the pulp out if he exposes the nerve
Doctor :   i guess, you said that your dentist, said that you had a dental plaque, which most of the time, is helped by a filling
User :   decay
Doctor :   Are you anxious about the procedure
User :   but if he exposes the nerves then he has to take the nerves out
User :   yes very anxious
Doctor :   when are you getting the procedure done
User :   thursday
User :   its monday today
Doctor :   so there is still a lot of time before you go ahead
User :   so 3 days time
Doctor :   i dont think you should worry too much
User :   in 3 days time
User :   ywhy not
Doctor :   I would advice you see another dentist, get a second opinon
User :   why
Doctor :   so that you can get a confirmed diagnosis
Doctor :   whether you need a filling or any other treatment
User :   i havbe and i went to see another dentist that said the nerve was exposed
Doctor :   So how many dentists you have seen
User :   my dentisy says it aint exposed
User :   2
Doctor :   is it possible that you can send the Xrays and scan it, so that we can have a look at it , and give you a opinon on it via email?
User :   i am very worried
Doctor :   i understand
User :   i dont have the xrays the dentist does
User :   can you ring my dentist
Doctor :   In that case, without proper investigation reports, we will not be able to guide you properly
User :   07 0000
User :   and his name is xxxx XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   since we are a online consultants, we do not have the privelege, to get your dental records, without your prior authorisation
User :   the dentist guys name is xxxxx
User :   he will give them to you
Doctor :   and since we will not be able to physically examine you, over the internet, we cannot establish a physician patient relationship here , so your doctor will not be able to send us your details
Doctor :   as per his legal obligations
User :   or the other dentist guy i saw was ian
Doctor :   I would advice you to ask him for your Xrays, and then send us by email
User :   oh ok
User :   why am i always sneezing alot like 4 time every 30 mins to an hour
Doctor :   Since you have 3 days more, you can see your psychiatrist, also, who can give you medicines for your anxiety
User :   i have valium
User :   b4 the procdure
Doctor :   you may need a SSRI or other better drug for your symptoms
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   for that, please consult your psychiatrist
User :   why am i sneezeing heaps
User :   could that be from a heart infection at all
Doctor :   that could be due to common cold, due to change in weather
User :   i sneeze like 4 time every 30 mins
Doctor :   that is not due to a heart infection
User :   all day that has been
User :   sure...
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok is that dentist still busy
Doctor :   yes, he will be available after 3-4 hrs as i had said earlier
User :   what time is it where u are
Doctor :   its 6.OO pm here
User :   what time does that dentist finsh with patients
Doctor :   Dr. xxxx, is busy with a procedure, so i am not sure, when he finishes
User :   what prodcure is he doing
Doctor :   a maxillary dental fixation surgery
User :   what happens in that surgery and is the patient put to sleep
Doctor :   in a case of traffic accident, with severe oro-facial injuries
Doctor :   yes, it is done under general anesthesia
User :   so did sumone have a bad accident
Doctor :   yes
User :   is it male or female
User :   was it car accident
Doctor :   I am not aware of those details
User :   are you in the same buliding as him
Doctor :   Anyway, as i have other patients waiting, can you please address the current issues
Doctor :   As my professional time is needed for other patients as well
User :   can u please tell me when that dentist will be on here tomorrow at all
Doctor :   please call the customer care number at 0000 - so that we can let you the exact time when he will be available
User :   ok then thanks heaps
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