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Extreme fear of dentists!

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Posted by: emhof  (11 years ago)

I have a very, very severe fear of dentists and, for a long time, have been looking for a dentist specializing in patients with such anxieties who can take care of me. This is why I thought I would ask you whether this is the right place and whether you could help me finally get my fear under control and not panic when I’m sitting in the waiting room (if I get that far at all)?

I have not been to a dentist in years and I would like to have nice teeth and don’t want them to get even worse!

At the moment, I am faced with the additional problem that my wisdom tooth on the upper right wants to break through and has been hurting for about three days, and not just a little bit either. I really hope that the wisdom tooth has space and that it can come out soon. My lower wisdom teeth have been out for a while now, but they did not hurt half as much as this one now. That’s why I have a terrible fear that it might not have enough space after all and that it cannot get out and might have to be pulled (just thinking about that makes me nauseous)!

I hope very much that this is the right place!

Thank you very much,

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Posted by: johnny30  (11 years ago)
Yes, I find it takes time, patience and definitely find a dentist who is highly qualified with these issues. Sooner or later you have to face your fear, a quality dental technician will understand the seriousness and help you overcome your fear!
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Posted by: intensivecare  (11 years ago)
I am so glad I found this thread. I also get nervous everytime I see my dentist. I even feel sick while I am in the waiting room and I get shivery the whole time. I will try your suggestions guys.Thank you.
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Posted by: dphob1  (10 years ago)
try dental fear central, a forum for dental phobics with support and a find a dentist section recommened by other phobic patients. Not all dentists are created equal. Some cause fear, some add to it and some help you work through it.
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I agree, is a great place to start!

Richard from
Posted 10 years ago
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Posted by: dphob1  (10 years ago)
I agree, is a great place to start!

Forgive the recruitment post, but feel free to drop in anytime and help us out with dentistry questions, Dr. Mitchell, you have a straight forward, yet kind approach. Your knowledge of various international practice models woudn't hurt either.