• Dental Phobia Support

    Welcome! This is an online support group for anyone with a fear of the dentist, dental phobia, or specific dental fears.

    It's a supportive space to talk to people with similar experiences, and get advice and information.

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New scared member here looking to smile again in a photo

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munkeyboi

Junior member
Joined
Jan 5, 2011
Messages
10
Location
London, UK
Hey guys,

nice little forum you have here. so decided to join up.

Have had a little read now and again previously.

I've been petrified of the dentist for years, since i was about 10 I think, I'm now 30. I'm missing most of my upper molars. :( and have to have the last upper molar removed.

I need sedation for every treatment i've every had. Whether it be GA, IV, NOS,

I've had treatments at Guys Hospital in london, and they are good there, and very nice. Just I don't think they care too much about the patient or their problems.

Im due to go tomorrow at 10am for IV sedation and I'm utterly crapping myself.
But its nothing compared to how i will feel tomorrow morning I'm sure.


I just hate everything about the dentist experience, the noise, the pain, the smells, people looking down on me with sharp instruments and needles. Makes me shudder thinking about it.

But then i realise that i dont want to be afraid or a crying wreck everytime someone looks into my mouth.

They are going to offer me CBT to help with things, but I tried CBT for depression and have to say it was more like being at school and studying than a therapy. But perhaps that was bad tuition. Who knows. Willing to give it another go.

Anyhoos, that's enough for me i guess.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek and hello

Munks
 
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munkeyboi

Junior member
Joined
Jan 5, 2011
Messages
10
Location
London, UK
ugh,

IV went ok, except i was trying to tear out the IV in my arm when i came to.

And bits were coming off the filling, wondering if that is a problem? Don't want to have to go get it redone :(
Will try to call them.

Next is general anaesthetic :(
shall wait for the appointment and cower
 
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sauce

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 29, 2010
Messages
109
You're doing so well! :respect: CBT may help and as you say worth giving a go! It may work for this :)
Keep us updated :jump:
 
mikey boy

mikey boy

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 4, 2009
Messages
1,033
Location
Florida
welcome new member and it sounds like everything went well great job keep us posted :grouphug:
 
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