I recently made myself go to the dentist after a lifetime of bad experiences with dentists and then almost 18 yrs of just refusing to go because of the fear & judgement of how bad my teeth were. I went yrs ago & had 5 top teeth taken out & after the way the dentist treated me, shaming me and ebarrassing me because of the condiion of my teeth, I never went back.The rest of the top 8 i have left are rotted & some are broken in half & its hard for me to eat. I finally got up the courage to go. I want to be able to smile again! I have already made it thru the appts of consultations,xrays,& ultimately the decision to remove the remaining 8 & get dentures. I had my impressions made a wk ago because they are putting the denture in immediately after the extractions. I actually got to see the teeth today & they look beautiful but Im terrified! I go next wk on Mar 6th im worried how the extractions will go. Last time i was iv sedated,this time i will have nitrous & numbing. Im extremely worried about the pain afterwards also and of course how long its going to take me to get used to them. I need some support & help from people who have been there. Im really scared!