- Dec 23, 2014
Two years ago I was hospitalized for a week, and I never went back to the dentist after that. I'm going on Tuesday not for my teeth, but because my jaw has been popping, clicking, and sometimes it's become incredibly painful to bite down or chew. I am, however, also terrified of my teeth. I have 8 fillings, I'm so scared the rest of my teeth are dead or have to all be pulled out. I know this is silly, I have no pain, no sensitivity, I do have some small dark areas on my back teeth, but those have been there since childhood and no doctor has said anything about them other than staining. I just imagine walking in and being told my jaw needs surgery, or all my teeth have to come out. It's to the point where I'm crying because I feel like my teeth are just horrible and disgusting. I brush every day, admittedly I forget to floss, but I do brush every single day. My fears are silly, right? It's only been two years, and they were perfect last time I was there, so not much could have happened since then? My jaw worries me as well, but funnily enough not as much as my teeth do, and they're not even the problem. I feel bad being so scared after such a short amount of time not going, but I can't help this terrible fear.