- Nov 7, 2012
Hi Everyone: I am new here, and I am glad I found this site, and know I am not alone. I have an extreme fear of dentists, that even saying the word brings about panic and tears. I always say the only good thing about dying, is that there will be no dentists (I am very serious). I have had a bad, bad history with dentists. I am now 46 years old and have not been to a dentist in over 20 years. The only reason I went twenty years ago was because I had an absess, and could not take the pain. In fact, the only thing I have ever went to the dentist for is absessed teeth. I lived through a lot of pain with my teeth as a child. Well, to make a long story short, I now belief I need a tooth out. I have been having sinus problems for years. I do have an appointment to see a specialist next month for the sinus problems. I have been trying to avoid the inevitable fact that my back tooth is bad, and needs to be removed. If this is not the cause of all my sinus pain, I know it definitely contributes to it. I am sooo afraid to get this tooth pulled. The dentist I went to 20 years ago, told me it needed to be pulled, that it could definitely not be saved. I have so much going on in my life right now, I work full time, have 2 kids, and am trying to take care of my Mom, who has dementia. How the heck am I suppose to conquer my fear, and go to the dentist with all this going on? Has anyone here had a decaying upper back tooth extracted? Please give me some advise on how you did it. Thank you.