- Nov 30, 2016
So here it stands dfc. I have been reading posts here for about 3 years, and posting for about 3 months, finally joining when I bit the bullet and made my consult after 10 years. I've done the consult. And I've done about 6 appointments since early January. I've survived 3 extractions of infected/broken molars, one root canal, a handful of fillings, as well as a front tooth restoration to fix a tooth that has been bothering me since I had braces as a TEENAGER. Tomorrow is my final filling. No my journey isn't over, but tomorrow afternoon my mouth will be healthy and without issue. I am so excited. I no longer dread the dentist. No longer panic and can't breathe, actually look forward to seeing my dentist and her assistant! I read on here that you'll never leave the chair worse off. For me this was so true. The fear was way beyond the reality and not only have I faced that fear, I kicked it's ass and am well on my way to having a killer smile. My advice is to find a way to take control of your fear - sedation, a happy place, a hand to hold etc. But find a way and kick it's ass. Because when you get close to coming our the other side, it's amazing. And looking back none of it compared to the what if.