- Jun 9, 2022
Hi, I'm new here. I've always had a phobia of dentists and needles, but now it's far far worse. I ended up going a few months back, she said I needed 4 molars extracting, I was crying and shaking so hard the light was shaking too and the whole chair. She referred me for sedation - my husband deals with it, I never know when the appointment is until an hour or so beforehand (I've literally bolted and driven to the other side of the country before). Anyway, they said they couldn't, I was too severe with my anxiety and I'd need a general. So husband let slip an appointment is booked and from our shifts I know it's tomorrow. Apparently it's yet another consultation, consultations are actually worse than procedures for me as they say what they need to do. I haven't slept for 3 days, I'm vomitting, crying, I wish I could die and escape all this. My absolute biggest fear is extraction - I also have a phobia of gums and as a child would be hysterical when teeth fell out. If I see or feel a gap I have a full blown panic attack. I know it's all so ridiculous really, nobody seems to understand how bad the terror is. I've also got TMJ disorder and trigeminal neuralgia and absolutely terrified of GA as I've had it before for a procedure and was in agony for months afterwards. Can anybody relate? Or can anyone advise how to get through tomorrow and then the wait for the actual treatment?