- Jan 7, 2020
I had my first visit to the dentist today in 7 years. I was so nervous for days I couldn’t sleep and my tummy was in knots . I made the phone call following an illness which left me with pain in my jaw and mouth which the doctor could not explain, I cried just from the fear of knowing I had made the appointment. I made it with a new dentist because I was so afraid and disliked my childhood dentist, I made it with the one my partner attends. I had convinced myself I would need lots of unpleasant work done and was so embarrassed that I had not been in so long. I got there, somehow , the sight of the dentist walking past me made me so apprehensive. Then it Was my turn I walked in the room and it didn’t feel as bad as I expected, the dentist was pleasant and my partner accompanied me. She started by feeling my neck and face and then lay me back to take a look in my mouth. my legs were shaking a lot but She explained everything she was doing which made me feel at ease. Thankfully she said my gum health was all 0s and my OH was excellent, I them felt even more comfortable sat in the chair. I couldn’t Believe it, I even made it through the Xrays without gagging. However after analysing the X-rays she has decided that I need a filling, I decided on a tooth coloured, A lot more money but makes me feel more comfortable although it is in the back of my mouth. The teeth that I thought were causing the problem ended up being fine and she was very surprised at how good my teeth were after 7 years. Overall it was a really positive experience and makes the days of worrying seem worthless however now I am finding myself in a panic over the filling procedure, what if she isn’t as gentle? How long will I be in the chair for? the needle, the drill, I’m very apprehensive. As nervous as I am however i am so pleased I made the appointment and am on a positive journey to concurring a fear.