Originally Posted by amandah18UK
hello I am a complete dental wreck.I have private insurance but it will not cover dental I feel that so many people have not gone too see any dentist for many years like me.I am really scared of dentists.I think its so wrong of dentists to go private.I live in surrey and I am willing to travel.I suffer to with bad nerves as well.So please if anyone is willing to give me advice i would like to know. Thank-you,Amanda Harrison
These days, there really is no need to be scared of dentists. Many of them use sedation for patients who want it. And they use novacaine so the patient won't feel many procedures... fillings, planing (to treat gum disease), root canals, crowns, even just cleanings for a very sensitive patient.
Back in the 1980s, I also didn't have dental insurance. I paid for everything. But it was worth it. Had I delayed having check-ups and cleanings, I would have needed much more dental work.