- Sep 30, 2017
I'm getting a root canal done next week, but I have a longstanding fear of the dentist and the impact I believe some dental work can have. When I was a child I had to get two teeth removed (separate occasions) and on both instances, though I felt I okay, as I was exiting the surgery I fainted. Now I have this constant fear when I get deep fillings or anything like that done that I'll faint. Getting dental work also makes me extremely anxious, and I end up getting panic attacks which make me feel faint and I struggle to decipher whether it's 'real' or not. I've never had a root canal before, and I'm scared about potentially fainting afterwards, about the taste it will leave in my mouth, about the (apparently very long and sharp!) implements the dentists will be using and also about seeing any blood or pulp. I'm basically terrified on all fronts. Can anyone here who's had a root canal give me any advice/possibly allay my fears?