Hello Dr Pinder,
I suffer from anxiety when it comes to having things in my mouth. I start to become anxious and feel as though I can’t breath and then panic sets in. I am ok with a regular check-up but when it comes to things like fillings where there’s all this stuff in your mouth i really can’t cope. My dentist is ok and we have a sign which means I want him to stop but treatment takes ages which alsmost makes it worse. I have missed my last two appointments for a filling because I cant face it, but of course the filling is getting worse and is becoming more and more sensitive. I really don’t know what to do, i just find the whole experience horrifying.I can’t carry on like this but I don’t know how to overcome my fear, it just takes over me.
Dr Jennifer Pinder
Bupa Dental Centre
36-38 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND
Web: www.dentistforphobics.co.uk Tel: 0207 200 5800