Just to prove it can be done, here is the transcript of an e-mail to ourselves from a patient who had previously contacted us for advice, and in an emergency ended up seeing another dentist elsewhere, but was so elated at having overcome her fear, that she mailed us back just to share the joy!
I don’t know if you remember me . I emailed you about my back tooth and how nervous i was. Well guess what. Last nite i was up all nite with the pain. I thought to myself i cant handle it anymore. So i came into work this morning asked around got a name of a dentist rang got a appointment for a hour later. Was so so so scared, i went in and he was a lovely man i was shaking at the knees and i told him i was so scared he took me for a X ray and say that i had a very upset nerve in one the sore tooth. He said there was only one option, REMOVE THE TOOTH i nearly fainted he talked me through other options but this one seemed the more practical one. Oh my god i was totally shaking, he was so calming it was great he numbed it up really really well didn’t even feel the first injection.
He was so patient with me and took his time and got it out it was HUGH and he showed me the nerve and where it was YUCK :). I just cant believe i did it I’m so proud of myself YAY me. I had to share this with someone hope i didn’t waste your time. Thanks again for listening
a very happy and relived
Will the hole close up it freakin me out a bit 🙂
Take heart one and all, it can be done, and you can be as elated as Sarah once you reach the other side!