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    phobia of going to the dentist

    I am just wondering how people have coped with this, when they can feel (or have an idea) that something is wrong with their teeth, but are too scared to go to the dentist to find out what?

    I know I need to go (A I've not been in years, B my teeth don't feel right) but. intense phobia of them

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    Re: phobia of going to the dentist

    Have you this that I wrote:

    https://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/articles/dental
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    Re: phobia of going to the dentist

    thank you for posting this.

    I relate to a lot of this, especially the part about embarrassment

    I always get embarrassed when I'm anxious around a professional.. such a weird experience

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    Re: phobia of going to the dentist

    I can absolutely relate, however more often than not a lot of these medical professionals are pretty considerate and understanding. I recently had to go for an emergency dental appointment and was highly anxious the entire way there and while I was waiting, but the dentist was calming and tried to reassure me as much as possible. I could be wrong, but it does seem they are becoming more aware that there are people out there with phobias of all sorts that involve dental treatment. Hope that helps

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    Re: phobia of going to the dentist

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLondon86 View Post
    I can absolutely relate, however more often than not a lot of these medical professionals are pretty considerate and understanding. I recently had to go for an emergency dental appointment and was highly anxious the entire way there and while I was waiting, but the dentist was calming and tried to reassure me as much as possible. I could be wrong, but it does seem they are becoming more aware that there are people out there with phobias of all sorts that involve dental treatment. Hope that helps


    what a reasuring post

    seriously: thank you for that. I am so glad I am not alone

    xx

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    Re: phobia of going to the dentist

    No, I should be the one thanking you. Your post really related to what I too have been going through and it felt most assuring that there was someone else going through something similar, especially since I've been shielding for a few months while having dental issues too. Something else I found out recently is that if you aren't happy with your dentist (i.e. if they aren't considerate etc.), you can fairly easily change your dentist however you should ask the new dentist office if you need to contact your previous beforehand, just in case.
    Last edited by MrLondon86; 09-10-20 at 12:53.

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