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In pain afraid and can’t chew

  • Thread starter ScardyCatButCatChew
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ScardyCatButCatChew

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When I was a kid I was strapped down to a table with and the dentist drilled into my teeth no numbing or anything. I am now 30 and have been told I need all four wisdom teeth and multiple molars out. I’m so afraid that I broke into tears in my exam. The dentist hit my tooth accidentally with the metal mirror which makes me not trust her. I’m supposed to go in Tomorrow to have 3 from the top extracted with local anesthesia then I’m supposed to have more pulled at later appointments. I’m freaking out my hands are sweating I did tell them I’m afraid and they were very nice to me but I’m so afraid!!!!! My mind is going crazy I can’t think of anything except my childhood memories and horror movies I’ve seen.
 
Hi @ScardyCatButCatChew, I'm sorry you haven't had any replies yet. Did you end up going on Thursday? If so, I hope you had a much better experience than what you experienced as a child 🤗
 
I cancelled because I didn’t trust the dentist. They treated me kind of rude and I just want to be comfortable with who pulls my teeth im going Monday to a new dentist but I have all my X-rays.Thank you for replying. I very much appreciate any encouragement!!!!!!
 
Sounds like a good plan 🙂! Let us know how you get on with the new dentist, I hope they're everything you're hoping for! In this day and age, there is no reason for dental treatment to be painful. Wishing you all the best for Monday (is that tomorrow or next week Monday?)
 
Yes it’s tomorrow and I will update thank you.
 
How did your appointment go? Were you more comfortable with the new dentist?
 
Hi @ScardyCatButCatChew, I hope your appointment went well. Just wanted to say I really do hope it all works out well. I’m another childhood dentist trauma person and I found it really useful to mention it to my dentist today. I know it’s not easy, but if you find the right dentist for you, it may help to mention it, even if it’s a little each visit.
All the best!
 
Thank you for telling me that I appreciate the support. Talking about it can sometimes make you be like what am I doing here ahhhhh and run out of the dentist chair. But talking about it in bits and pieces might be a better way so thank you.
 
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