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made it through my 1st appointment.



Junior member
Jun 1, 2010
Today was the day. it was a really positive experience. I'd had a couple of anxiety therapy sessions beforehand which I think really helped and the dentist was so lovely. When I went in I gave her a letter explaining that I was nervous and scared of being judged but that I wanted her help. We talked a bit and then she had a look and took a couple of x-rays. She said that my teeth need cleaning and that until that is done she can't say for certain what needs doing. She did say though that nothing was showing on the x-rays and that was good.

I am so lucky to have found someone so lovely and supportive. They told me that I had done really well and they were proud of me for making the appointment and coming.

I really think that she will help me to change my life. She said that the cleaning is likely to be unpleasant, but won't be painful. She showed me what she would be using and said that she will stop at anytime that I feel uncomfortable.

Thanks to robotguy for the therapist recommendation and to nannafish for the dentist recommendation.

I really didn't think I would be able to go through with it, I really thought that she was going to say they all needed to come out.


Well-known member
Feb 2, 2010
Nr Cambridge UK
I am so pleased that you had a good experience and it sounds good that nothing bad is showing on the x-rays too.

Getting a good supportive dentist is so much part of the solution to being able to beat this phobia.

Way to go!:jump::jump: