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I cannot bring myself to make a dental appointment. Advise?

hello there Miss Pinder. I am really really not a fan of the dentist and have made this clear on a number of occasions to my dentst. I am worried though that he does not care and jus wants me there to in essence take my money. I have always been afraid of the dentist and I don’t know why? it forces me to take intese care of my teeth at home. I do not feel as though my teeth are in a bad way but I would just simply like to know how to get over this phobia? or where to start as it really knocks my confidence. thank you Dr

Hi
It might be a good idea to think about what you are feeling .
youve told your dentist how you feel , but he doesnt seem to be respondng to your concern .
IN fact all dentists have to take money from patients to be able to stay in business , so of course they want you to be there. !
Perhaps you should look for a more people -friendly dentist who is recommended to you .
Its very good that you take good care at home , and you have no obvious problems , that makes the likelihood of getting dental disease much less.
It might help to take small steps and just look at the check up appointment as just that , a .
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look and a chat to start with
You may never not feel anxious , but may be able to fell a bit better

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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