Wisdom Tooth Extraction Anxiety
I've had problems off and on for the past four years with my wisdom teeth (I'm a 24 year old female). I've had two infections due to my erupted teeth collecting junk between the gums and tooth... but now my biggest worry is that my fully erupted tooth (which has grown out sideways towards my cheek) is now constantly rubbing my cheek and causing a lot of pain, it may be infected, I'm not sure, I have an appointment booked for next week).
I know for a fact now that I'm going to need to get it extracted. Since it's in such an awkward position, it's going to have to be smashed to be extracted. Here in Canada it's illegal for the dentist office to put you to sleep during the procedure, and I'm absolutely FREAKED about about feeling this being done... not the pain, but the actual shattering of the tooth.
Has anyone else been in my situation? I had someone suggest to me to ask the dentist for a prescription for Valium (or a drug that does the same thing) to take a couple of hours prior to the procedure. Would this help?? I'm so scared (not to mention a little broke).