Chiari Online Support Group

Chiari and dental treatment

#1

Im embarrassed to admit this but I haven’t been to the dentist since I had my decompression surgery two years ago but I have to go now because of a horrible tooth ache! Im terrified of going to the dentist anyway and the pain of sitting in a chair with beck extended for that period of time makes me winched just thinking about it! Anyone got any advice to make this dreadful trip a little more barrable???

#2

graded motor imagery, motor control exercises, and tactility exercises helped with my neck pain after surgery. Clean teeth and no cavities!

#3

I had to go to the dentist 2 weeks postvop because ny crown fell out.
I was dreading it aswell because lying down was so painful but it wasnt bad at all.
Just make sure you tell them so that they are understanding.
Good luck!

#4

Oh God Yes! I blacked out once because they kept me down too long. How did you do?

#5

Oh yeah, I use a small down pillow when I go now. It really helps!

#6

Well I chickened out and rescheduled my appointment! My husband has threatened to drag me kickin and screaming next time.

#7

B4 surgury I always got teeth cleaned 2 x a yr. Now it’s been about yr and ahalh. Terrified. B4 surgury I had crown done. HORRIFIC. Then found that a travel pillow helped for last cleaning. But still scared to go back.