Hi! I am claustrophobic and also hate to be in positions where I can't get up and move, like in the car, in the elevator and at the dentist, (or open my mouth and swallow, I feel like I'm suffocating!). I just started getting these anxiety attacks this year, I never had them before. I have no fear of the dentist and have enjoyed him immensley (as much as you can enjoy your dentist). Anyway, my general practitioner gave me a prescription for Xanax. Of course I now also have this big fear of medications, once I read the side effects I am sure I that is going to happen to me. So I never filled the prescription. My dentist says people get anxiety attacks all the time at the dentist. But now I need to have my wisdom teeth out, and my dentist said there is no way he could do it, I need to be put under. It's too bad he couldn't give something to relax you while you're there. I always thought they could. Well I rambled on enough. Good luck.