- Dec 27, 2015
So as I've said above I am anxious and can hardly even get a local anaesthetic to start a procedure and my dentist told me that in no uncertain terms that I have a gum abscess which has ruptured above my top left incisor and he is concerned about it and wants to drain and extract it as well as treat other cavities I have and said it needs urgent treatment and has prescribed me 2mg diazepam/valium but to take 2 tablets before my procedure on Monday which I am also scared to take for fear of how it will affect me and if I end up being 'knocked out'. Basically my questions are firstly, what exactly happens and how long will it take to drain and extract the abscess as I am very restless at the best of times? Secondly how will the diazepam/valium affect me and do I have anything to worry about? And thirdly is there any proven ways to make things more comfortable? I have tried getting sedated and freaked out there as well and my confidence is rock bottom because my smile looks like a zombie from Shaun of the Dead and I am at my wits end and with the scarey stuff I have read on the internet about tooth abscesses and the pus juicing drainage videos it is sending my anxiety through the roof, making my sweat glands feel they could cure a drought and my bowels feel they could build a mansion with the bricks they could produce... jokes aside I am truly begging for proper advice now!