- Feb 8, 2018
I went to the dentist for the first time in 2.5 years. What drove me in was a chipped tooth. I knew it would need a crown, but now I'm told it needs a root canal (scheduled for Tuesday). They also told me I need another crown on the bottom left behind this tooth (possible root canal but won't know until they are in there) as well as 3 crowns on the other bottom side. I am devastated. I knew I needed some work but I didn't think it would be this extensive. This treatment plan is truly affecting my quality of life and am feeling beyond anxious, nervous, and stressed. I'm worried about how my teeth will look and worried about how eating and chewing will feel with that many crowns. Even looking at the sheet of paper from the dentist sends my anxiety through the roof. Any words of wisdom on how to deal with the anxiety and diagnosis?