- Mar 29, 2018
Today I called and schedule an appointment to go to the dentist for the second time in my life. I am 26 years old. I went once back in 2013 for bruxism. It was at that appointment that I was told I had one cavity which I suppose is excellent considering I had never been prior to that appointment. However, my experience was not a pleasant one. You see, I suffer from bruxism. It affects me on and off. That day, they took x-rays for it and the dental assistant hurt my mouth so bad during the process that I was too scared to go back. Fast forward to today and well, I’m in a lot of pain. Let me start by saying that I do try to take care of teeth, although flossing isn’t always my strong point. I believe my pain is due to grinding once again, however, I cannot be certain at this time. I often check my bottom front teeth for looseness because I’m paranoid about it. I don’t think that they are though. I believe that’s in my head. I do think that my teeth are sensitive due to slightly receding gums facing inward to my mouth, but none whatsoever on the outside. I also have a couple of black tiny spots in between my front teeth facing the inside of my mouth as well. I’m so scared that I’m going to go to this appointment and be made to feel ashamed of my teeth and/or the dentist is going to tell me that I’m going to loose them and I don’t know how to handle going to this appointment. I need some reassurance.