That my oh

(13 Posts)
mrsL1984 Tue 08-Jan-13 23:17:13

.. Has really bad toothache but hasn't been to dentist! So is it his own fault? He's getting snappy now! He's had pain relief but really restless!

WorraLiberty Tue 08-Jan-13 23:45:56

Does he have a fear of dentists?

mrsL1984 Tue 08-Jan-13 23:52:13

Nope just won't go!

DeepRedBetty Tue 08-Jan-13 23:54:51

I've got one of these. I did it in the end by guilt-tripping him. I went on and on about how can I help dd1 (scared of dentist) to face up to it when her own daddy won't.
Worked.

how long has he been in pain for? days, weeks?

why won't he go? I bet he's scared, deep down.

does he have a dentist?

if he won't go then what can you do? ignore the grumps I spose

FreudiansSlipper Tue 08-Jan-13 23:57:12

Find some pictures of the pins they put in your gums when you have root canal treatment and tell him this is what will happen if it do not go

or alternatively a picture of somene with really bad dentures

Boomerwang Tue 08-Jan-13 23:59:37

Bloody child.

mrsL1984 Wed 09-Jan-13 10:31:02

Most of day yesterday! Also very restless night, he's away to work now!!! Men r so stubborn

frootshoots Wed 09-Jan-13 10:58:08

Tell him it'll get infected and travel to his brain. That's what scared me into going when I had an abscess grin

IwantaPetFox Wed 09-Jan-13 11:05:09

He must be scared of getting root canal treatment or something, surely. When I get wisdom tooth pain I always wait as long as possible to see if it goes away by itself, because I'm scared the dentist will want to pull it out.

Booyhoo Wed 09-Jan-13 11:07:52

how can you be unreasonable about him having toothache? did you make his teeth sore?

Booyhoo Wed 09-Jan-13 11:09:37

and the man you live with is stubborn. men as a gender are not stubborn.

mrsL1984 Wed 09-Jan-13 11:15:43

i must admit im not fond of the dentist but i go myselfand it costs me more as i end up having sedation for any treatment. anyway he has to live with the pain and i live with the sleepless nights while he tosses and turns.

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