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Scared! Made dentist appt for first time in years



Junior member
Mar 16, 2017
I took the first step and made a dentist appt for tomorrow. I'm 25 and haven't been since I was 18. I'm highly anxious because what if i need a lot of work done? I can't afford anything besides a teeth cleaning. I'm in between jobs and finances are tight. I'm so scared of being judged! My teeth are croiked and my top teeth are cracked at the bottom. I brush twice a day, use mouthwash and floss every few days. I'm very obsessed with clean teeth but what if they find so many things wrong..i fear losing my teeth everyday. Can anyone share their stories to calm me down? Thanks!
First, a big congratulations for making the appointment!! That's a really big first step. If you read a lot of the stories on here I think one thing you'll find a lot is that, no matter what needed doing, most people were just relieved to know and to have a plan. There are also many people on here who go to the dentist after 10 or more years of not going and need only minor work and sometimes nothing at all. In terms of money, many dentists will work with you around your budget and may also come up with a payment plan. Good luck with your appointment tomorrow!!! Please let us know how it goes.