I think this is a common theme a lot of people seem to be a part of, being scared of the dentist. I am going at 10 AM tomorrow and have been stressing about it all day. The time before last was the first time in years since I last saw a dentist, mainly because I could not afford one and had no dental insurance. After the x-rays he advised me my teeth were in pretty good shape for a 33 year old that had not seen a dentist in over 15 years. I did have 4 small cavities though, one in each of my back molars and that my wisdom teeth had no room to come out and he was surprised they were not giving me issues and that I had not had them out when I was younger.
I made the appointment to come back to have the cavities filled, however something came up and I canceled the appointment with the promise I would call back the next week and re-schedule. Needless to say I did not. A few months later one of the molars with a cavity cracked and then a small piece broke off, after a day it was sore so I called and went back in, he told me I had an abscess and would need a root canal or the tooth pulled. So I made the appointment and he put a temporary filling in that never hardened. I wasn’t bothering me and stupid me, I never made an appointment to go back.
A few months ago a little more of the tooth broke off and I still didn’t want to call his office but I did. I made an appointment on the same day I had a MRI scheduled about 100 km from where I live, figuring I would be back on time, I was not… Anyone seeing a pattern here? I know I am…
So then last week the molar broke right in half. I decided since I have a three pay month (August) coming up I would make the appointment and finally push myself to get whatever is needed done. So that appointment is tomorrow at 10 AM. I am so anxious. But I am not chickening out. I took the day off. I have no idea if since it has been over a year if he can actually do something tomorrow or if I have to start over with x-rays and then book another appointment. I am really hoping not as I am scared of chickening out again.
Oh well, it will mean I will have some time tomorrow to read some blogs and maybe post about something other then my teeth. I have not even touched my computer at home in weeks.