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Dental treatment soon after approx. 10 years

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IZZYBELLY2

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Nov 5, 2021
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I’m really having anxiety about going back to the dentist. I just got an email from the dentist and I am freaking out a bit about making another appointment. Part of me just wants to go back to the office I didn’t like very much so I don’t have to go through the whole “new patient” experience again. I don’t want them to be my long term dentist though so I know I need to power through the fear.

I know I need to go soon, or this cavity will surely turn into a root canal. If it hasn’t already in the last 2 months. I wish I could just be at the maintenance phase already.
 
Tolkienista

Tolkienista

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Sep 25, 2019
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Location
Birmingham
Hey guys, it’s been a little while.I’ve managed to not think about my teeth that much the last few weeks. Still taking care of them, but many less moments of thinking I will lose them all in the next ten years. Haven’t cried at all lol

Since I’m back from my trip now, it is time to get back on getting things fixed. I still need another filling, my old Invisalign attachments removed, extractions, possible new ortho, and eventual implant hopefully. I am getting anxious again about making an appointment but I know it must be done.

Right now I’m most freaked out about my cavity that needs filling as it looks big so I hope it doesn’t need a root canal once they get in there. The rest of it doesn’t worry me too much except for the implant but I know that will be months away

Will call another dentist this week and try to find someone. Hoping 3rd time is the charm! Hope everyone is doing okay.
Just read this update and again i can.fully empathise with your feelings, in fact I've posted on here before to one of your posts. Dental issues can certainly overtake your life, especially when you have issues that crop up out of the blue like your cavity that might turn into a root filling. Been there got the t shirt!

We belong to a very select group who are hyper sensitive to every twinge and pain in our mouth. It sucks, but we just have to get on with it.
Good luck.
 
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