- Jul 21, 2019
I’m 47 and until recently I have not been to the dentist in two years. I absolutely dread and hate going in case they tell me I need work doing, but have made myself go once a year until the last two years as about 10 years ago I ignored a toothache for a long while and then needed a root canal (which I had done under sedation). I trusted the dentist I used to have but he left which is why I lost confidence in going. I noticed recently that my gums are receding so I made myself go and get checked. The dentist said I now need 3 fillings and a clean, although 2 years ago they were fine. I am booked in to have the first 2 fillings, right hand top (3rd molar - is this my wisdom tooth?) and right hand bottom molar, tomorrow. I am so petrified I feel ill. I am worried about having injections top and bottom on the same side. Is this OK and how many injections will I need? My teeth were OK two years ago so is it right that they have deteriorated to needing 3 fillings in that time? I’m also worried as I can’t open very wide due to TMJ problems.