Heya, this is my first post!
Right im totally scared to death at the mo!
heres the story: About a year ago a tooth (2nd from bk on right) that I had a filling in about 10 years ago, well, a little tiny bit broke off when i bit into a cerial bar that was a little harder than I expected! but it didnt hurt and i had no money and i was scared of what the dentist would say so i just left it (slap on the wrists i know)
A few months back it started to hurt, again i still had no money and couldnt get an NHS dentist so I had to get myself further in debt to see a private dentist...OMG THE most ammount of agony I have ever been through in my entire life...so far. Basically he said there was a lot of decay in that tooth under the filling, so he took the filling out, cleaned it up and put a white filling in (that i later found out was a temporary one!) He had injected me with 2 syringes of the stuff that makes yr face go numb and i still felt him doing what felt like hitting a nerve, especially as he tried to put in the filling stuff.
I was in pain and i tried to tell him but he said 'how can that be hurting, that shouldnt hurt' and just carried on with what he was doing as I writhed in pain as he didn't believe me. He also made me feel bad b4 he started by being all laddish and pointing out i had 'bits of grub stuck in it'.
So. After 2 weeks of taking antibiotics after that i had a few family issues that got in the way and jus thought it would heal but it didnt so a few months later i worked up the courage to email a dentist that said the treat nervous patients. I went to see him for a 'chat'.After calming me down enough to let him have a look, i almost had a panic attack in the chair as the memories came flooding back while he examined me and took x-rays.
He said i either need to have that tooth taken out OR have a root canal thing on it so that i dont have a big gap. I have been saving up and have now got enough money but I'm terrified to go back. Even to this new nicer dentist.
Which would be least painful in the long run? Root canal or extraction and filling in the gap to stop shifting teeth?
Is sedation worth the extra £200? How does it make u feel? Will it help me not go through that same experience again?
When i get panicky and cry etc my nose gets a lil blocked, how will i breathe?
He says i have a lot of other work that needs doing as well, how on earth am i going to be able to cope with all of it if i almost hyperventilate just being examined?
Why will no-one jus knock me out do everything and wake me back up again hehe is that even possible!?
This is ruining my life, i have a lot of other not nice things happening at the mo and i could cope with them all if it wasnt for my stupid mouth
I'm sorry this post is so long but i think this is the end of it now!!
I have to book my appointment soon so I'll keep my eye out for a response