- Jun 26, 2020
I have not been to the dentist in some time. I know that I have a few cavities. I think the major reason behind my fear is my mother or the fear of disappointing my mother. I recently told my mother about the cavities ( I was so scared, I thought I was gonna throw up), and decided to get it taken care of. Last night my mother mentioned going to the dentist and for a few seconds I couldn't breathe or hear anything, I don't know what happened. I got so scared and the whole night I couldn't sleep. At some point I fell asleep but kept waking up. Couldn't stay asleep. I thought once I told her I would feel better, but i'm still so terrified of going to the dentist. I'm scared that my mother will think less of me, I'm scared of what the dentist will find and I fear the cost of what will have to be done. Are there any ways to reduce this tension I feel every time I think about going to the dentist? Please help.