- Jan 11, 2019
So, recently I had to have a full mouth of extractions and was fitted with a lower and upper denture. I'm pretty young for this to have happened, in my late 20's. Since I can remember, there were always problems with my teeth and jaw. I was in and out of braces since the third grade and had upper and lower jaw surgery when I was nineteen. In the end, they all had to go. So my problem now, every time I have to take my dentures out to clean them and brush my gums, I have a panic attack, like my hands shaking, elevated heart rate, and nausea. I'm terrified and then I'm completely exhausted by the time I'm done. I can't afford to see a therapist, but I'm really ashamed that I feel this way. I'm not normally an anxious person, but even a commercial about teeth puts me on edge. I feel like it's silly to be so anxious about this, but I don't know how to fix it. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?