- Oct 7, 2021
Yesterday, I had my first dentist visit in 28 years. I picked a female dentist that had a reputation for being good with phobic patients. I took a Xanax when I arrived. I cried while, I waited in the waiting room. I cried when they took me to the chair. I cried while I got X-rays. I cried when the dentist came into the room. The dentist was great with my crying and very reassuring. I asked her if she could prescribe me something for anxiety. She prescribed trazodone. I need a root canal. She gave me a referral with an endodontist that she works with. He does also does conscious sedation with trazodone. I came home and read all his reviews on yelp. He has outstanding reviews. Everyone talks about how great he is and that they didn't feel any pain etc. One women left a review that he talked her out of sedation and promised her that she wouldn't feel any pain. She agreed to no sedation and was happy with her decision. She didn't feel any pain. This review scared the fire out of me. I don't want to be talked out of sedation, even though it would be way more convenient. I am also crying just thinking about calling for the consultation. I don't know if I can do this again and humiliate myself by crying through another consultation. What do I do?