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I had a bad dental experience when I was a child and I’ve avoided the dentist because of it, what should I do?

Hii ive recently started having trouble with a hole or 2 right by the gum. its a new development i dont know what will need doing ive been told prob a root filling …. but i know i have to get it sorted and now im suddenly petrified . When i was little i had what i believe quite a rough dentist and stopped going cause i was so scared seeing my mom and dad go in for procedures and hearing the noises of the drill put me right off and remeber feeling quite scared at the time too! I too scared to do anything! Ive researched online about sedation and remebered i had it as a kid as i had too many teeth growing and needed 4 out .. and would the same be avalable and how could i find out where they do it by me .. I know its affecting me i wake up and cant get back to sleep cause its on my mind all the time :( i feel silly cause so many people have it done ! quite shacky just thinking about it all..

You would have to research to find a dentist who carries out sedation . You probably had a general anaesthetic when you were a child
It would be possible to have this for treatment depending on what you need , what a dentist is willing to do , and your medical status is suitable .
Google sedation dentist , IV sedation , and your town , and you should find someone .

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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