- Oct 4, 2020
About a month ago I started on this year after 30 years of dental phobia. It's been busy month I have to say, the initial first appointment, then periodontal cleaning two weeks ago, and yesterday I had 7 extractions and impressions made. Thankfully I managed to get through it with the help of my fab dentist and her assistant, Diazepam again, and my stress ball - I didn't need my headphones this time (they were a bit of pain last time anyway because they kept falling out of my ears ). I have to admit the injections hurt a bit, especially on the roof of my mouth, but they were quick, and the noise was a bit strange to say the least. I was a bit worried about eating yesterday but I was fine with the soft food, and I dosed up with Ibuprofen just in case pain kicked in but there was hardly any pain at all and I can say the same for today as well - just a bit sore if anything. I went on my own but my mum and sister picked me up - I did have a mini cry in my mums arms when I came out but that was the shock of it rather than anything else and minutes later I was fine and chatting. I think I have said it before but I will say it again - it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be, the meds definitely helped to calm me and also a lot of it was because of the dentist I think - she was so gentle and caring and constantly asking if I was okay. I have learnt now that seems half the battle - finding a dentist that can provide a dental phobic person the care and attention they so desperately need.