- Aug 24, 2014
Hello, i'm so glad I found this forum! I was starting to feel like I was the only person in my situation. I'm 22 years old and all my life i've been terrified of dentist, when I was very young I went dentist who asked me how I allowed my teeth to get in such bad condition when all I needed was a filling, so since then had to much anixety to return. alongside that i've always had an awful phobia of needles which makes my dental phobia ten times worst. Recently every morning I wake up to bleeding gums, its affecting my job and social life as I constantly need to keep checking my teeth, when friends arrange days out, I always have to rush home to brush my teeth - I dont feel 22 at all, I have avoided relationships because i'm scared when the inevitable does happen and I do lose my teeth that no guy will want to know me. Its affecting my life so much, I work full time yet I constantly feel tired and drained because I spend so much time worrying about how long I have left with my teeth. already the gum is reccedding quite rapidly and teeth feel really loose. It terrifys me. Alongside that, the cost of the dentist dont help, spending an entire months salary just for a check up. Basically everything about the dentist scares me but at the same time I just want a normal life. Help?