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Phones for use at the dentist

post #1 of 26
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I need to get a crown, which, for those who have not gotten crowns, is an unpleasant experience which involves lots of drilling. I am wondering what phones people have found good to use at the dentist such that I can make this as pleasant as possible.

My guess is that the ideal would be something which can block external noise, yet not get in the way or be too bulky. I have 2 pairs of phones, ety 4p/s which i am afraid will actually amplify the drilling noise (see http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=86513), and rs-1s, which are just too nice and fragile to risk getting tooth bits on.

Any thoughts?

-d
post #2 of 26
bose quiet comfort. someone was selling them in the sale forums.
post #3 of 26
I miss gas, even though i remember waking up with a sore jaw ide rather be knocked out why they drill on my head.
post #4 of 26
sounds like you are just looking for an excuse for some new phones I mean, ehh... maybe A900?
post #5 of 26
Won't the dentist think you're a little ......"cooky" wearing headphones while he works on you??


post #6 of 26
Phones for the dentist???????? are you serious??? don't you communicate with your dentist and tell him what tooth is giving you the problem? I can't believe you'd walk into a dentist with headphones on and let him go to work on your teeth sporting a pair of headphones...... ffs what is the world coming to?

Dentists usually have their own music playing in the background and you can usually tell a dentists ability from the music playing in the background.

Rap: Run like hell out of there

Pop: Run but give a polite excuse such as "I don't want to be drilled by a 19 year old ******** fresh out of college"

Rock: Run out of the surgery doing air guitar

Punk: don't go in, he'll insist on piercing your nose before he goes to work on your teeth

Mantovani: He's a sadist

Pink Floyd: He's stoned, paranoid and a perfectionist.. you'll come out with all your teeth removed..... better safe than sorry........ Run like hell

Beethoven: You'll be there all day listening to German music with the dentist pretending to be a conductor with his drill

Bach: prepare to be tortured.... this guy is a total headcase

Stephan grappelli: Too much improvisation with the drill, expect to come out with several body piercings



I could go on and on but it's essential that you "listen" to the music your dentist listens to "before" going in and you aren't going to be in a position to do that with a pair of headphones strapped on to your ears are you?

I, unfortunately, speak from experience and the above examples are no joke.

Pinkie.
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by PinkFloyd
Phones for the dentist???????? are you serious??? don't you communicate with your dentist and tell him what tooth is giving you the problem? I can't believe you'd walk into a dentist with headphones on and let him go to work on your teeth sporting a pair of headphones...... ffs what is the world coming to?

Dentists usually have their own music playing in the background and you can usually tell a dentists ability from the music playing in the background.

Rap: Run like hell out of there

Pop: Run but give a polite excuse such as "I don't want to be drilled by a 19 year old ******** fresh out of college"

Rock: Run out of the surgery doing air guitar

Punk: don't go in, he'll insist on piercing your nose before he goes to work on your teeth

Mantovani: He's a sadist

Pink Floyd: He's stoned, paranoid and a perfectionist.. you'll come out with all your teeth removed..... better safe than sorry........ Run like hell

Beethoven: You'll be there all day listening to German music with the dentist pretending to be a conductor with his drill

Bach: prepare to be tortured.... this guy is a total headcase

Stephan grappelli: Too much improvisation with the drill, expect to come out with several body piercings



I could go on and on but it's essential that you "listen" to the music your dentist listens to "before" going in and you aren't going to be in a position to do that with a pair of headphones strapped on to your ears are you?

I, unfortunately, speak from experience and the above examples are no joke.

Pinkie.
LOL , Pinkie you're the man.
post #8 of 26
Ööööööh....Pinkie, it looks like you have had to visit quite a lot of dentists, so how are your teeth actually, got any left, I mean like this , or this ?

Besides since I have to extract one of my molar teeth, what type of musicdentist do you recomend? I thought I would go to a Julio Iglesias type who can pull my tooth with tender love and a never failing buttersmile!
post #9 of 26
I have a special pair of headphones I bought only for those times I need to get drilled by the dentist.

I have another pair I plan to wear if I get cancer and require a marrow transplant.

I have yet another pair I wear only when it is between 45 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit and it is cloudy outside.

[Just Kidding]

Some canalphones or earbuds would probably be best so you can roll around in the chair writhing in pain and don't need to worry about them becoming displaced on your head. I think your dentist would understand--just agree on a hand-sign in advance to indicate he needs to stop and anesthetize you more.

post #10 of 26
just go to a dentist that has one of these bone-conducting chairs

post #11 of 26
Canal phones are definitely out. Plug your ears with your pinky fingers and grind your teeth side to side for a few seconds. Now, imagine a drill instead. Your best bet would probably besomething like kcs35s. No head band or street style band to get in the way of the dentist, and you won't be amplifying the sound of the drill. The drilling itself doesn't bother me at all. The worst for me is the smell of burning enamel.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by stigweard
Canal phones are definitely out. Plug your ears with your pinky fingers and grind your teeth side to side for a few seconds. Now, imagine a drill instead.
True, I didn't consider that. I'm now thinking three or four sharp blows on the noggin and some noseplugs...

post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by stigweard
Canal phones are definitely out. Plug your ears with your pinky fingers and grind your teeth side to side for a few seconds. Now, imagine a drill instead. Your best bet would probably besomething like kcs35s. No head band or street style band to get in the way of the dentist, and you won't be amplifying the sound of the drill. The drilling itself doesn't bother me at all. The worst for me is the smell of burning enamel.
I can confirm this. I wouldn't want to have my teeth drilled while wearing my UE-10.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by PinkFloyd
I could go on and on but it's essential that you "listen" to the music your dentist listens to "before" going in and you aren't going to be in a position to do that with a pair of headphones strapped on to your ears are you?

I, unfortunately, speak from experience and the above examples are no joke.

Pinkie.
Wow! You must have gone to a lot of dentists.

Is this thread for real? I would never think to wear headphones to the dentist.

Only at Head-Fi, kiddies. Only at Head-Fi.
post #15 of 26
My uncle is a dentist, and he has always given his patients the option of using headphones. He has a big collection of music that they can choose from and he offers KSC-35-style clip-ons. Not all of his patients use them.

I haven't needed the drill for about 8 years (the last time was after a nasty popcorn incident), but from what I remember the music didn't make it much better.
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