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I Think I Have Gum Disease, What are my Options?

I am absolutely petrified of the dentist. Last time I went, I left in a cold sweat (probably over 20 years ago). Now, I’m guessing I have severe gum disease – all my teeth are breaking and falling out.  I guess it didn’t help that when pregnant with first child I lived on Frosties, full cream milk and double cream and with my second pregnancy I chomped endlessly on ice cubes. My self confidence has gone and I try to avoid work in the daylight.What are my options?

Hi, thank you for getting in touch. Your life is shrinking down because of this dreadful fear.
However, until you can pluck up courage to let someone have a look, then you will not be able to find out your options. In the meantime you will be guessing what’s wrong.
I suggest you go on to www.dentalfearcentral.org and have a look at some other people’s stories. There are also some recommendations for dentists that others like yourself have found helpful.
Hope this helps, Jenny.

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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