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Just need some help please

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Lisey

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Hello!

I have my first appointment tomorrow in 5 years! One of my fillings fell out about 3 years ago and I was terrified to go, so just avoided it!
I still have all my teeth, but they aren't in great condition, behind my front four it's pretty brown and I can see black small spots on my back teeth!
I'm so angry with myself for letting it get out of hand.
I haven't been able to sleep for a week at the thought of going and for them to look in my mouth (crying myself to sleep on many occasions)
I'm so frightened that I will have a million problems that can't be rectified!
I don't know what I'm looking for really! Possibly just somewhere to vent!

Hopefully something can be done for me!
I guess the first step is going in the door of the dentist?

I will keep you updated.

:)
 
Hi yes you are correct the first and hardest step is entering the dentists office. Things aren't usually as bad as we think they are. They will probably give you a good clean which makes a really big difference. Once they can see what they are dealing with they can then discuss the best course of treatment with you and how to get it done so that you feel comfortable and confident.

Good luck for your appointment :clover::clover::clover: try not to worry too much they will have seen much worse.
 
Hi Lisey, I was in a very similar situation as you yesterday... I had my first appointment today after nearly 6 years. I didn't sleep last night, cried a few times today before my appointment because I thought they would for sure have to extract 5 or 6 teeth, root canals, etc. I went today, and the hardest part for me was just sitting on the chair and let someone see my teeth. It wasn't so bad, only 1 extraction needed, couple crowns, and a deep cleaning.

I think the hardest part was actually finding a dentist that is patient and understanding and trustworthy; and make the appointment and commit to it. Once you are in the dentist chair, you have already won half of your battle. I wish you the best of luck. :jump:
 
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