- May 3, 2021
just writing for some support..I have my first dentist appointment with a new dentist that I “interviewed” a couple months back and she seems really nice, I’m happy to be seeing a female since all my traumatic dental experiences in the past have been with male dentists..I am not trying to be sexist nor am I saying that all male dentists are bad dentists I’m just speaking from personal experience. Tomorrow will be my first appointment in a few years and they will be doing x rays and a general exam to let me know what needs to be done. I am so so anxious about it because I am so used to only getting bad news, never good. I have a back molar that has had a crown on it for about ten years that I can tell is either going to need replacing (the best option) I am so afraid they will tell me it needs to be pulled, there is some beginning stages of periodontal disease between that tooth and the one in front and I am so afraid of what they will tell me..I need that tooth to chew as the One behind it was already extracted. I know I can’t cancel and I have to just to because the waiting and wondering and letting my thoughts ruminate around what could be wrong and playing out all different scenarios is worse than actually going and finding out. I just wish I could control the anxiety but it is my trauma experiences seeping through. I’ve been having multiple nightmares the last few nights and I know I’ll have them again tonight and sleep like crap. I will take Ativan before I go and I hope that will help. Appointment is tomorrow at 2 pm. Any advice will be so greatly appreciated….