Have Less Anxiety About the Root Canal
April 26, 2016 3:29pm CST
I finally got my anxiety over the root canal settled down. I made an appointment with my dentist to talk things over and let her know how anxious I have been. We had a really good talk. She reassured me that the doctor doing the procedure is very good – he actually worked on her tooth when she got a cavity. I was terrified of having the metal holder and rubber guard put in my mouth and believed I'd choke on it. That solution was simple, they won't use it during the root canal. I'm very happy about that. My dentist had already planned to be in the room to help me stay calm. We made a bit more of a plan today. She is going to make sure I get a ton of breaks during the procedure to help me stay calm. She's also going to let me hold her hand while the other dentist is doing the work. I feel a lot better now that she and I have talked things over and she's calmed some of my fears.
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26 Apr 16
My sister and nephew had a few of them. No problems were had by either. I want dentures so,I would have that tooth removed. I am not scared in any way of the work. I just never want the recovery from it. If you soak your mouth in epsom salt you won't need pain pills. good luck.
26 Apr 16
@lolaze My wife doesn't just hold someone,a hand - she's been known to reach up and wrap her arms round the dentist's neck. My brother once bit the dentist he was so scared. I'm fortunate in that I'm able to lie back and just let it all happen with not a worry. I'm sure it'll go well for you.