I haven't made a trip to the dentist for many years mainly due to terrible early experiences, but one of my teeth has become problematic. It's barely got anything left now because I've left it so long, and has become extremely painful. I am also getting a fever and experiencing other negative effects which I believe are a result of this problem tooth.
I suffer from GAD [generalized anxiety disorder] also, and the dentist/needles is probably my biggest fear. I have been prescribed valium by my doctor, although I have never taken any of it, due to my anxiety.
Thinking about it now, I feel as though I'm going to have to be sedated to the point where I'm unconscious, or atleast don't know my own name or where I am. The dentist I plan on going to offers nitrous oxide, but I've done a bit of reading and some people are saying nitrous oxide makes people that suffer from GAD even more anxious... I have no idea if there's any truth in that though.
Is it okay to take both the nitrous oxide and the valium together?
Any help overcoming this level of anxiety would be appreciated. My idea at the moment is taking lots of drugs, closing my eyes and having very loud music in my ears.