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Need help..fear of not being able to swallow



Junior member
Jan 19, 2006
I hate the dentist...I dispise them!! It's been about 5 years since I went to see one. I recently went because I was having MAJOR pain in my teeth which was actually caused by a bad sinus infection. The dentist I went to was very nice and calming, but she told me I need 2 root canals, 2 crowns and 3 fillings!! I am terrified! I have an appointment for FEB 8 and I am dreading the day.
I always feel like I cannot swallow when my mouth is numb. I start to panic, gag, shake..literally freak out.
Any advise on how I can make my visit any easier (without any kind of drugs etc)
Please help me..
Hi there :),
I don't know if you've seen the following page, the info there has helped some people with the same problem (i. e. fear of not being able to swallow or breathe):

Are you looking for tips on how to relax more generally? If so, you can find some relaxation tips here: