Anxiety attacks at dentist appt.
Hi everyone: Yesterday, I had an onlay seated on an upper right molar and a filling done on the upper left side. I always get anxiety at the dentist, so I took a Xanax before leaving the house. It didn't help relax me at all. I wasn't in pain, but it seemed like he was drilling forever and when he put that green rubber thing around my tooth, I felt claustrophobic. I felt like I could have blacked out at any moment. Needless to say, I couldn't wait til the appt. was done. It's hard to keep my mouth open for long periods of time b/c I have TMJ. Amazingly, I don't have a headache today from the muscle tension!!! I know I have to get the anxiety under control for many reasons, but I've tried deep breathing, meditation, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.