- Jan 27, 2008
- UK and USA
Its been awhile since I've posted on here but I kinda feel like I had to come back. Since my last posts, nothing has really changed. The last treatment I had(forefully) was about 6 years ago when I had 5 teeth taken out from the top(including my two front teeth). I ended up with one of those clip on dentures. the Dentist I saw was horrible, she knew I was scared of the dentist and she didn't seem to care. She kept using the "scaler" to poke and prod my teeth with and it hurt a lot but when I asked her to stop, she treated me like I was a child "Look, I need to do whats needed if you want this sorted". The past 2 years I have had 2 dental abcesses and I have one right now. I haven't been to the dentist at all from having them. The past 2 times I've gotten antibiotics from my GP but I've never went to a dentist. Thsi 3rd one I now have has swollen my face but it isn't extreme swelling like the previous 2 times and it isn't painful at all(which surprised me a lot!). I'm going to try and get antibiotics from my GP again as I plan to get a referral from my main GP next week to the dentist located at my local hospital as its the only place that will facilitate treatment under GA. I'm terrified and embarassed about going, my teeth aer horrible and the denture I have has gotten itself stuck on the teeth its clipped onto so I've been unable to clean it properly due to this and I'm horrified at the thought of the dentist getting it removed and seeing "gunk" thats on it as I know I probably would be. I don't know why I had to end up like this, I just want normal teeth and a normal smile but its soooo hard, like my thread title says, its torture.