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How can i get over my fear of needles and dentists?

I am petrified of needles & dentists. I plucked up courage about 7 weeks ago to see a dentist, I need 3 teeth out and several fillings, but he refused to use the numbing gel, so I never went back.
I have now noticed that the middle of my two top teeth are starting to look not too good, so I’d like to get them looked at and treated, but how do I get over my fear? I can’t seem to find a dentist near me who treats or has compassion where nervous patients are. I am near Lowestoft, Suffolk.I look forward to hearing your response and thanks ever so much for looking at my particular problem. Kind regards

Have a look at www.dentalfearcentral.org
There may be some recommended dentists near you on there .
Have a look at the website of Anxiety UK
They have some good material on needle phobia
The numbing gel does have some effect , but its giving it slowly that really avoids discomfort .

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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