- May 3, 2021
I am extremely nervous because I know I need to make a dentist appointment soon and I haven’t been seen in a few years…I have really only ever had traumatic experiences with dentists in the past and never left with good news (thanks to bad genetics) I take extremely good care of my mouth but unfortunately that only goes so far when both mom & dad weren’t blessed with good teeth either. My whole life I have been so insecure and have needed dental work since I was very young. Had two crowns placed on back molar and one in front of that when I was 20, and a bridge placed when I was 25. Both experiences were traumatic for me and I had to pay our if pocket for a 4K bridge that broke due to a poor initial fit (thanks shitty dentist) and needed to be replaced (again, traumatic for me) I am now realizing I have a pocket between my two crowns and food often gets stuck so I know there is some possible periodontal disease developing and I can tell the crown is a bit loose and will hopefully be able to be replaced I am scared to death of losing the tooth because you’ll be able to see the missing molar when I smile I am a 29 yo female and I just don’t want to have to deal with that. I know that an implant could be an option but that’s a lot of $ and I fear that I will be told there is not enough bone for the implant due to the possible periodontal disease developing in that area. I spin out of control about this and have been working myself up for days stressing because I know I need to make an appt soon but it is really important to me to find the right dentist to help me and be able to deal with my panic issues. I am sure I will have a panic attack just walking into the office out of fear of finding out the worst news. I am not currently having any pain in my mouth. I have been working with my therapist and a psychiatrist regarding these issues as they have gotten severe where I have nightmares about my teeth almost every night and have thought about ending my life because it makes me feel hopeless and helpless and I can’t talk to friends about it because they can’t relate. but if anyone can help put my mind at ease a bit I would appreciate it so much I am feeling desperate.