Apr 17, 2008

Running as fast I can.....

I have decided to switch dentists. I had another appt with the dentist in two weeks and have been having panic attacks just knowing I had to go back. I could not keep the appt. I could not talk myself into going back there. I talked with some friends and only one goes to another dentist that takes my insurance. She had nothing but Good things to say! So I looked up the number and talked with the dentist! He will have to take x rays and make a plan from there. Yet says that there is no reason why he can't finish what has been started already! He did say that if I have a panic attack in his office or even one before I get there to let him know. He will just do the x rays make a plan and send me and his plan to another dentist that does the sedation! Not all dentists do it.....but he has a good friend that does! Sure instead of going in 2 weeks I have to wait a month. But that gives me a month to heal from the last 4 teeth extractions and hopefully not be so nervous or panicky when I go! He said this is the best thing for ME.
I felt better after talking to him on the phone! It even felt good to make the appt with him. I wan't full of dread and I was able to breath! Then I turned around and called the sadist dentist up and canceled my appts with her. Just dialing the number made my chest tighten. I just kept telling myself all i was doing was cancelling the appts so I didn't have to go back. By the time I was off the phone I was in a full panic attack.
No one can't anything done when they can't breath and feeling nothing but dread. I was able to shorten the attack by remembering the conversation I had with the new dentist! I can finally breath and feel really good about this choice! I thank all of you who gave me advice! I was feeling like I was over reacting or something but clearly I was not!

3 comments:

Jamie E said...

I heart sedation dentistry....make sure someone stays with you as you really do not remember a dang thing! I loved that I woke up a day later with a new crown and didn't remember it...

mmmm triazolam!

WherestheBox said...

I'm so glad you were able to make the switch - good for you! The new one sounds much easier to work with.

bermudabluez said...

Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog while entering a contest....and it looks like we live in the same area! Oh boy, can I ever relate to the whole dentist freakout thing. I too have had many, many bad experiences with dentists. I haven't tried sedation dentistry, but it sure sounds good!! Checkingout Jamie e's comment...apparently she likes it too! Good luck!