Dentist Appointment Anxiety Follow Up
On Monday I blogged about my upcoming dental appointment and the anxiety I was feeling. (You can read that blog here.) To make a long story short, it had been 8 years since I had been to the dentist. At 1:30 today I had my appointment… (cue horror music)I arrived early to fill out the paperwork that you need to do when you are a new patient. After an extensive questionaire I waited patiently for my appointment. As I sat there, the anxiety continued to grow. I was down to the final minutes. I imagined the dentist screaming at me telling me I’m not even worth his time if I don’t take my dental health care seriously. I could see my teeth falling out of my head as soon as he started poking around. I swear I saw a bunch of cavities in my mouth when I went to the bathroom. I was really nervous. It had been 8 years! I knew I was going to have something major wrong.
They brought me back to take the x-rays. I sat down. They came back and said, “no cavaties, but you really need your teeth cleaned.” Apparently brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash is still no match for a professional cleaning. So besides that, no worries. Oh, except I need one wisdom tooth pulled out. Now that will be another story. My consultation is coming up for the “operation.” (Cue horror music again, more dramatic)