Welcome! This is an online support group for anyone who is very afraid of dentistry or who suffers with dental phobia. Please note that this is NOT a general dental forum! You can find a list of them here.
i havent ben in 8 years to a dentist but i when to a higentist 2 years a go and i dont have anyhting wrong. but im nuts when i clean my teeth (liveing in fear).when i was a kid my dentist would drill my teeth ever chane he got
(he wanted money)
dentist feake me out .even the higntist scard me to death.i just lay there telling my self behave if she hurts me and i beging beging her to stop and she wont then i will bite her realy hard and she wont do that agen...(and yes i have had to do that befor because they wouldnet stop)
meditaton works realy well for me .but mostly im good at makeing myself behave. like one time i cut my had open on a fence and i dident want my mom to see so i hid it over a big jacket and even tho it burned uncontroalbly i talked normal like nothing was wrong.i can hide thing very well
well i last went to a dentist 3 years ago to have a wisdom tooth pulled but before that i had another dentist i disliked him he was always growling at how bad my teeth were etc not like i dont know that already dont ned to put me down anymore but i found a real nice female dentist now and good looking to boot so i aint gonna miss anymore haha
It's good to know I'm not the only one who hasn't been to the dentist in more than 30 years. We are in the minority and I keep telling myself at my age now I should be more sensible and know better. Having made the first appointment for checkup - looming up very close now, I think my shame at state of neglected teeth is slightly overtaking fear of dentist.
I think the longest I've ever gone between dentist visits is four years... and I'm coming up on that again now! I know I really need to go but I have to try to find a new dentist (I moved to another country) and I'm petrified