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deebee1

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Hi everyone.
I have a massive phobia of the dentist.

I had an appointment Friday gone.
I already have upper dentures and I now need full lower too.
I am having sedation, as before.
I have been to this particular dentist before with no issues.
However, this time I didn't feel at all comfortable.
The dentist was abrupt and seemed peed off with me when he was doing my molds.
This didn't help my anxiety.
Also, when I've been before, the 1st appointment was a check up with xrays. The 2nd appointment was molds, weighing and blood pressure.
This time it was xrays, molds asking my weight and height. All done on 1st appointment. Is this normal?
So next Friday I have my appointment for extraction and immediates fitted.
I am absolutely petrified.
Please help xx
 
Hi deebee1 :welcome:,

sorry to read about your experience, I see how there has been some differences to what you have been used to and how it's not helping. If a dentist seemed abrupt or upset with me I certainly would be very scared.
I can't tell you what is normal and what is not, but if this is a dentist you usually trust, would it be an idea to give them a call and ask about these things? You do not need to rush into having the extractions if there are parts of the procedure that you have not understood fully, of if there is any insecurity.

All the best wishes
 
Hi deebee1 :welcome:,

sorry to read about your experience, I see how there has been some differences to what you have been used to and how it's not helping. If a dentist seemed abrupt or upset with me I certainly would be very scared.
I can't tell you what is normal and what is not, but if this is a dentist you usually trust, would it be an idea to give them a call and ask about these things? You do not need to rush into having the extractions if there are parts of the procedure that you have not understood fully, of if there is any insecurity.

All the best wishes
The actual practice has a lot of dentists. I did ask the nurse if this particular dentist would be treating me and she said no.
I replied "that's good cos he's not the happiest chappy"
 
So the actual procedure will be done by someone else?
 
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