- Mar 4, 2006
First of all, I am extremely phobic about dental procedures. My biggest problem is that I cannot keep my mouth open for long periods of time, as I have to swallow. I am scheduled for a root canal treatment next week (first root canal(, and I am petrified of the dental dam. I cannot have my mouth forced open. I feel out of control, and I panic. I am very afraid. Is there anything I can do?