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Today I went for the first time in 15 years to the dentist....

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Zephyr

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I am sharing my story because this forum helped me to make that first appointment with the dentist.

I lived for 15 years with a terrible secret fear of the dentist that ruled my life! My teeth gradually broke down. I have 4 teeth broken to the gum line and chipped teeth..so embarassing?

Today I went to the dentist and it wasnt that bad honestly. I need some crowns, fillings and implants but it can be delt with. The dentist reassures me he sees people like me every day!

I never thought I could face my fear. Please believe me....make that appointment. What you are imagining far worse than the reality and that is from someone who has walked the same path as you. Good luck.
 
Dg6300

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Bravo ?

Such courage. Well done. Enjoy.
 
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Zephyr

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Thank you. This forum is a life changing resource for people like me?
 
Dr. Daniel

Dr. Daniel

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Thank you. This forum is a life changing resource for people like me?
And this thread is also inspiring others. Well done for making that appointment and then posting about it.
 
krlovesherkids777

krlovesherkids777

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This is great Zephr!!! Excellent testimony! :welldone::thumbsup!:
 
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Geranium

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I am sharing my story because this forum helped me to make that first appointment with the dentist.

I lived for 15 years with a terrible secret fear of the dentist that ruled my life! My teeth gradually broke down. I have 4 teeth broken to the gum line and chipped teeth..so embarassing?

Today I went to the dentist and it wasnt that bad honestly. I need some crowns, fillings and implants but it can be delt with. The dentist reassures me he sees people like me every day!

I never thought I could face my fear. Please believe me....make that appointment. What you are imagining far worse than the reality and that is from someone who has walked the same path as you. Good luck.
You're very brave, it's taking that first step that is that the hardest thing, and you find that it's worse thinking about the treatment than actually having it done.Good luck
 
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Jmel4401

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Thank you for posting! This forum is so helpful. It’s helping me deal with my issues. Please keep us updated through your journey.
 
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