So, looking back, I knew I was terrified of going. I was in hysterics all the way up to about an hour ago when we set off. I was edgey in the waiting room, pacing, wanting to go through the window and get out... I didn't feel nearly 17. I felt about 3.
But as soon as I got in there, I suddenly remembered. I'd changed dentists. And I sat down and I went through the whole thing, music bashin' in my ears (How DOES that work so well?! ), making rather discomforting gestures all the way through to my dentist, and eventually amusing myself by doing the macarena to every song he put on. BUT I FINALLY SAT DOWN IN THAT CHAIR!!!! He stopped every time I asked, he answered every question, he was just fantastic! Nice dentists DO exist!
After a whole year of near-sleepless nights, terror attacks and just soulless giving up, I WENT! AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO PROUD OF MYSELF! IT'S OVER!!!!!
Thank you EVERYONE for your support! The phobia isn't gone fully, but I'm smashed a huge lump of it off, and it's all thanks to you guys and this website that I've taken any action whatsoever, against it.. And it's working! I can look at the dentist! I was even watching him working on me! It was amazing! After this post is done, I'm gonna go sleep off the anaesthetic (my mouth is all tinglyyyy xD)!
Huge thanks to everyone here, and a big ol' thwap on the back for everyone still suffering with the phobia. You guys are awesome, every single one of you, and you know it. :3
Now get out there and kick odontophobia's butt!