• Dental Phobia Support

    Welcome! This is an online support group for anyone who is very afraid of dentistry or who suffers with dental phobia. Please note that this is NOT a general dental forum! You can find a list of them here.

    Register now to access all the features of the forum.

Wanted!

M

marc691

Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2006
Messages
85
Wanted a couple of volunteers, must be strong! Armed with handcuffs, rope atleast 5m long and a crate of strong alcohol or other mind numbing substant. To escort dental phobic to the chair. Please don't be sensitive to tears or accept any kind of bribery from the phobic.
Apply within. :D
 
brit

brit

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 23, 2006
Messages
6,807
Location
In My Dental Happy Place
Not sure this is the right approach for any dental phobic...just someone you trust to hold your hand and medication if you really need it...might work better.....oh and the first time you go...just go for a chat...makes all the difference and takes the pressure off.
 
M

marc691

Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2006
Messages
85
I'd love to go for a chat but everywhere is too busy so they don't want to take the time with me :cry: :cry:
 
brit

brit

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 23, 2006
Messages
6,807
Location
In My Dental Happy Place
Are you trying to do this on the NHS in the UK then?
A private dentist shouldn't mind a chat...you simply pay for their time...they don't all cost a fortune...might be worth looking in to -if you have been looking exclusively at NHS ones so far.

Beware being fobbed off by receptionists:devilish:  in private sector also :p.

Have you checked on the Dentist-Finder for your area yet?

Also if after a quick discussion, you find you like the person you meet...you may feel able to proceed with a check-up and x-rays at the same appt but this could make you feel much more pressured.
 
M

marc691

Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2006
Messages
85
I did start with NHS but I have now emailed a couple of private ones, I'm still waiting for a reply but fingers crossed it gets me somewhere=)
 
Top