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terrified of getting the injection tomorrow. i don't know if i can do this



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Feb 6, 2024
i have to get a cavity filled tomorrow on one of the lower bicuspids. last time i had a cavity, it was a deep one and i had to get it filled at a different dentist than my usual one. instead of just injecting by the tooth, he gave me a nerve block and it hurt so bad. it was like in the very back of my mouth. it didn't even work and he had to give me another shot. i could hardly open my mouth for days and it scared me to death. now i have to get the same type of tooth filled but on the other side of my mouth.

i'm so scared they're gonna give me a nerve block instead of a shot by the actual tooth. i already was so scared of getting cavities filled and now it's so much worse. i don't know if i can go tomorrow. i have been crying for hours and my mom gets mad at me for being nervous because she thinks it hurts her more than it hurts me so i shouldn't be upset. im 19 i shouldn't be like this. i feel so stupid.

what makes them decide what type of shot to give? can i request the normal kind or will that not work? i'm so scared
God bless ... idk what to do bout my fears either and I'm 45 years old I feel stupid too and helpless but hopefully funding this group will help up I don't have an answer for you but I can pray for the both of us
Hi @fearfulcat2, while some types of injection may be more uncomfortable than others, there are ways of making them pretty much pain-free - a lot depends on the individual dentist and their skills. Just because the last time you had a bad experience doesn't mean history will repeat itself.

From what you were saying, you're seeing your regular dentist tomorrow, rather than a total stranger - is that correct? If so, and if you have a good relationship with your dentist, just take tomorrow as an opportunity to have a chat about what happened last time, and what can be done to ensure that it doesn't happen again. Your dentist should be able to allay your fears (in the unlikely event that they can't, it might be time to find a new dentist, but let's hope that everything works out well tomorrow). Wishing you all the best and please let us know how you got on 🤗
@letsconnect thank you 😊😊 i like this dentist a lot. it's still scary, but she makes it less bad. i ended up getting it done without numbing 😂😭 it hurts but its worth it for me to be able to avoid the shot!
@Loso456 thank you for praying for me :) it ended up going well! we did it without numbing it. it does hurt but i am so scared of the shot.