hi. ive just had another extraction today. after having 3 two weeks ago.
to be honest i thought i was a phobic.. i managed to avoid dentists/doctors since i was bout 13...im now 25. but after realising that i hate myself and having no confidence mainly because of my teeth i decided to just say `sod it' and go to dentist.. i had butterflys in stomach for a whole week b4 i was due to go...i had booked the day off work and told no-one what i was doing. I made sure the appointment was first thing in the morning.. just so i didnt have the whole day to worry more. sitting in the chair off waiting room is proberbly worse than the chair of the dentist...you work things up in your mind and the longer you wait the worse you get...im a worrier....and i have soooo much bad luck that postive thinking is almost unheard of with me. anyways. the worst part is dependant on your state of mind or pain threshold. the injections hurt the most...but its only maybe 5-10 seconds of a sharp pain. the actuall pulling of the tooth doesnt hurt...well maybe u feel a bit but nothing to worry about. but u do feel the pulling a lot and think....jesus this is gonna hurt a lot any minute...but it doesnt. i try to have a joke before / during and after wiv the dentist....my way of thinking is...if he likes me....he wont hurt me
you say you have 2 to be extracted....well i had 3 and they were pretty much broken stumps at the back...so hard to get a hold off... and although i had discomfort for a few days... im sooo happy i did it. on one occasion he was prodding around the area and i felt a little something so i let him know and he put another shot in....just let him know coz u dont want the area to not be fully numb.
as for nerve pill...i didnt coz i dont really like takin pills or drugs of any kind...but a friend of mind did take some kinda herbal stress thingy...cant remember what it was called but she said it helped her calm down.
im actully just sat here taking my mind off my own mouth problems hoping for a reply to my post. but typing and browsing pages is taking my mind off things and its workin a treat. PAINKILLERS, REST, AND BROWSE THE INTERNET...--- my cure. gud luk