- Feb 17, 2021
I am booked to have my two upper wisdom teeth removed this evening and I want nothing more than to cancel the appointment. I suffer with severe anxiety as it is, and this appointment has made it unbearable. I have not slept in 4 days and have had several anxiety attacks at work due to it. It is also why I’m currently awake and posting this at 4 am. I am so afraid of the procedure and recovery so I’ve been putting it off for so long. I had some pain in my upper left a couple weeks ago and decided it was time to have at least my top two removed but since then the pain has stopped and I do not want to go in now. I am scared to get an IV but it’s either that or laughing gas and I’m not really comfortable with either. They have prescribed me a pill to take an hour before to calm and relax me as well before I get the actual anesthetic but I’m still panicked. I’m terrified I’m going to be the person who tries to do everything right with recovery and will end up with a dry socket or I’ll just never form a clot to begin with. I also have no idea what I’m going to eat and my husband has to go to work the rest of the week so I’ll be on my own. My dentist is also 2 hours away and honestly I have a feeling my husband is going to drive all the way there and I will refuse to leave the vehicle. And if that’s the case I’d rather just cancel and not go over wasting the fuel and time. Any advice is appreciated.